The Avicultural Society of Australia Inc. supports its members in the breeding and conservation of aviary held birds.
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Any lost or found birds, please phone Tom Hobbs – 0458 440650
The Society meets at 8pm on the fourth Wednesday of each month (Except December) at our meeting place in “The Pines Learning Centre” 520 Blackburn Road, East Doncaster.
Melway Ref 34 D5.
Entrance on South Side of the building.
The Centre is located just north of Reynolds Road off Blackburn Road
behind the Pines Shopping Complex.
Monthly meetings are held in Melbourne and at various country branches within the state of Victoria.
Visitors are Always Welcome at our Monthly Meeting.
MEETING DATES FOR 2022
The Committee is happy to announce that we are finally back on track to return to our regular venue, The Pines, as of February 23rd. We hope to see all those we have missed over the past two years.
23rd February, 23rd March, 27th April, 25th May, 22nd June, 27th July, 24th August, 28th September, 26th October, 23rd November, 14th December
Australia and Worldwide we will finish with a zoom presentation on the Golden-shouldered Parrot by Steve Murphy at 8:00 pm on Wednesday the 15th December 2021.
Below is an introduction to Steve and the talk regarding this spectacular Australian Parrot that needs help to survive.
Steve Murphy (PhD ANU) has worked on some of Australia’s most threatened species including Night Parrots, Gouldian Finches, Palm Cockatoos and now Golden-shouldered Parrots. He holds a part time role with University of Queensland, co-supervising some outstanding students who are working on very difficult conservation problems. Steve is an applied ecologist – focussing on understanding what actions species need to help them thrive, and then assists in implementing those actions. He sits on several recovery teams, including Golden-shouldered Parrots.
Note the Golden-shouldered Parrots are an antbed nesting specialist, along with Hooded Parrot and the lamentably extinct Paradise Parrot. They have declined dramatically on the Cape, both in range and numbers, and urgent work is needed. Steve is the ideal man to run this project.
In 2019 Steve and Sue Shephard started the Artemis Nature Fund & he acts as its secretary. In this role, Steve coordinates the habitat restoration work on Artemis, including plan development & implementation, fundraising, accounts, OH&S, data management & reporting.
Members with ideas for future presentations please contact:
Chris Farrell Phone 0412 301 499 email firstname.lastname@example.org