Page last updated: 12 February 2019 (website last updated: 17 February 2019)
Welcome to the Waxbill Finch Society's website
2017 AGM at Great Hallingbury, Essex
WFS members' breeding returns: 31 January 2019 deadline
Members have now been sent their breeding returns form in the Winter edition of The Waxbill. Members are urged to send their returns to Neil Bickell before the closing date of 31 Jan 2019.
Members who joined since July 2018 are eligible for the Top New Member award. Full details of all the special breeding awards will feature in the Summer 2019 edition of The Waxbill and this website will be fully updated with the returns for the 2018 calendar year.
2018 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.
The orange-cheeked waxbill was the first target species in 2016 and was joined by red-cheeked cordon bleu in 2017 as the numbers bred for both species had dipped precariously in recent years. The 2017 returns have shown both species have bounced back with the red-cheeked cordon bleu recording 120 bred while the orange-cheeked waxbill recorded 55 (from a low of one in 2015).
For 2018, the chosen target species is the Red-winged pytillia giving the WFS target list as:
|10 Feb 2019 (Sunday)||Northern Branch Meeting - Bramley Village Hall, South Yorks S66 2SA (5 minutes from M18 Junction 1).
Hall open: 11am.
Guest speaker: Paul Bancroft on waxbills and Gouldians
|28 Jul 2019 (Sunday)||South-East Branch Meeting
Great Hallingbury Village Hall, Church Road, Great Hallingbury, Essex CM22 7TY (5 mins from M11 Jnct 8 - Stansted Airport)
Hall open: 11:00am
Guest speaker: Dr Gary Fitt
|All meetings||Visit our branch meetings page for all the details.|
The Waxbill Finch Society was formed in 1991 with the following aims:
- To encourage the breeding of Estrildid Finches (Waxbills, Munias, etc.)
- To share information about proven breeding and feeding methods
- To help members locate, exchange, purchase or sell stock
- To build up stocks of captive-bred birds
- To assist members to contact one another at Branch Meetings or by telephone
This website is therefore designed both to promote our society and to help it achieve these aims. We also hope it will encourage potential members to develop an interest in these marvellous birds.