Page last updated: 01 May 2021 (website last updated: 18 July 2021)
Welcome to the Waxbill Finch Society's website
Renewal of WFS subscriptions for 2021/22 now live
The membership page has now been updated to accept subscriptions for the coming year through PayPal. We recognise how difficult it's been for all members during the extended period of lockdown and we look forward to a point in time when we can start to meet up again and exchange birds. Membership numbers have suffered during the Covid-19 period and we ask existing (as well as returning and new) members to re-subscribe and ensure the WFS continues to operate in line with its aims. Many thanks to you.
2020 WFS members' breeding returns
The 2020 WFS breeding returns were incorporated into our website during April 2021. A big thank you to Neil for collating the returns and for every member who contributed again this year.
In memory of our President, John Dodwell
Members will have seen that John sadly passed away in November at the age of 95. John was a founder member of the society and had been an avid breeder of waxbills and a tribute to John is featured in the Spring edition of the The Waxbill.
2021 Target Species
Following the 2015 breeding returns, it was agreed that the WFS would set a target species for each year to help promote awareness of, and encourage members both to keep and breed, that species. As well as being a risk within aviculture, there is a stipulation that the cost of acquiring a pair of birds shouldn't exceed £120 and that the species is reasonably available.
The orange-cheeked waxbill was the first target species in 2016 and was joined by red-cheeked cordon bleu in 2017, the red-winged pytillia (2018), the red-headed finch (2019), and the red-eared waxbill (2020). For 2021, it has been agreed that the target species will be the St Helena waxbill.
The WFS retain the 2019 and 2020 target species giving the full WFS target list as:
WFS badges now available
We're pleased to add Waxbill Finch Society badges to the list of items we offer on PayPal. They're available for £4 each (free postage in the UK) and can be found on the WFS booklets page.
See our WFS branch meetings page for all the details. The WFS is currently awaiting government guidance on when it may be safe to consider resuming branch meetings with members.
WFS Facebook page
The Waxbill Finch Society also has its own closed group on Facebook. Access the site through the banner above.