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The Avicultural Society of Australia Inc. supports its members in the breeding and conservation of aviary held birds.
It has over 1000 members throughout Australia and Overseas.
Monthly meetings are held in Melbourne and at various country branches within the state of Victoria.

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
Enter via Entrance South Side of the building
The Hall is located just north of Reynolds Road in Blackburn Road
behind the Pines Shopping Complex
Visitors are Always Welcome at our Monthly Meetings

Once again I am writing on behalf of our Treasurer Warwick Remington,
A member paid $45 by direct deposit on the 4th of January
This is OK as the Society now has the money, but we cannot send the member their
Journal's in future as the only details included were 010241
If you are that member please contact Warwick on 0407 348 203 urgently.
We intend to get the bank to investigate the issue, and as there is a $40 cost,
We will need to be reimbursed
Please make sure if you are paying in this way that you follow the requests

Aviary Visit and Moonlit Sanctuary Tour
The Society is celebrating its 75th Year throughout 2016 with a number of special events.
An Aviary visit to Rosebud and a tour of Moonlit Sanctuary is to be held on
Saturday the 19th of March is the first of these events.
The Aviary visit at Rosebud will begin at 10am and the group will leave the venue at 11.15 am and travel to Moonlit Sanctuary located at 550 Tyabb-Tooradin Road, Pearcedale arriving at around 12noon
where we will enjoy a BBQ/Sausage Sizzle followed by a Tour of the Sanctuary. Registration for the day is required for all those attending (members only)
and John Pope (9754 1151, 0419 691 868 or johnpope23@bigpond.com) will take the names and details of those members who wish to be part of an interesting day.
The cost of admission to the Sanctuary will be...
Adults-$16, Concession-$14.40, Pensioners-$12.80, Child (4-15yrs)-$8, Family (2A+2C, Extra Child $6.50)-$40.40.
This is the first of a number of special occasions arranged as part of the
Societies 75th Year Celebrations ...
don’t miss out!

BirdLife Australia campaign in response to the Australian Government proposed changes to our national environmental laws
Click here for more...

from The Victorian Avicultural Council Inc

Download the Code Of Practice For Bird Sales here

Download the Wildlife Amnesty Revised here
(Record book must be with you when doing any bird sale transation)

Western District Branch of the ASA20 / 3 / 2016Sunday
Geelong Branch of the ASA3 / 4 / 2016Sunday
Gippsland Branch of the ASA17 / 4 / 2016Sunday
Swan Hill Branch of the ASA24 / 4 / 2016Sunday
Avicultural Society of Australia1 / 5 / 2016Sunday
Bendigo Branch of the ASA7 / 5 / 2016Saturday
Goulburn Valley Branch of the ASA15 / 5 / 2016Sunday
Mornington Peninsula Avicultural Society29 / 5 / 2016Sunday
Mildura and District Bird Club12/ 6 / 2016Sunday
Ararat Branch of the ASA19 / 6 / 2016Sunday
Latrobe Valley Avicultural Club3/ 7/ 2016Sunday
Centre West Branch of the ASA9 / 7 / 2016Saturday
Gippsland Caged Birds17 / 7 / 2016Sunday
Ballarat Branch of the ASA6 / 8 / 2016Saturday

If at any time you do not receive your MONTHLY magazine,
Please contact the Editor Colin Riddiford on (03) 9795 2981/ 0418 420 164, Email criddiford@dodo.com.au,
Please do not wait for months like some members have

Notices/Newspaper Articles that may be of interest

Members Birds For Sale FEBRUARY 2016

Hot weather 'causes Australian zebra finch eggs to hatch earlier than normal'

Dutch police train eagles to snatch unwanted drones out of the sky

Vulnerable species in Melton to be protected

First humans to arrive in Australia behind huge flightless bird's extinction, scientists believe

Rare baby peregrine falcon stolen by trafficker returned to mother in Chile

Crowd funding helps group track rare bittern across NSW, SA and Victoria

Western ground parrot 'facing extinction' after devastating Esperance bushfires

Snowy owl captured in flight over Montreal roads by traffic camera

Birds set to return to Lake Eyre to breed as inland lakes fills with water

Deaths of orange-bellied parrots 'deeply disturbing', Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt says

Endangered orange-bellied parrots killed by rats at Tasmanian breeding facility

Adelaide zookeepers plead for help finding Manu the macaw, missing since Boxing Day

Waterbirds in eastern Australia at lowest breeding level on record

Getting to know the shy albatross: A scientist's 13-year crusade to save a native Tasmanian sea bird

Migratory birds threatened by poor protection of habitats

Taylor Swift accused of endangering rare bird during New Zealand video shoot

High-speed cameras capture super speedy tap dancing cordon-bleu songbirds' courtship display

Orange-bellied parrots: Captive-bred birds released to boost endangered species population

Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Breeding


BirdLife Australia e-news

News Loro Parque Fundación

Moonlit Sanctuary

Ben Pearce Western Rosella Man

Every full member (with journal) receives the monthly journal Australian Aviculture. Which contains a comprehensive range of articles of interest to aviculturists written by both Australian and international aviculturists and veterinarians.

The Society and its branches

•  hold annual bird sales,

•  organise aviary visits,

•  provide a range of avian items for purchase at
competitive prices

•  facilitate the meeting of private buyers and sellers of birds

•  generate a range of other activities that encourage,
support and educate aviculturists.

Are You Interested In Keeping Birds.?
Why not join the Society,

The Avicultural Society is always looking
for guest speakers
Please contact Barrie Wicks 9735 5462, or 0407 865 779
Email barriewicks40@gmail.com

As you can see on this web site there is an Application form to join the society, The Society have Branches in most areas of Victoria (see the list also on this web site for your closest branch). By attending any of the meetings you will be amazed of the information and ideas that you can gain

Are you an Amateur Photographer.
Have you any photos that you feel could be ideal for the Front Cover or the Inside pages of the Journal,
Especially Finches
If so please forward them in High Quality Digital Format to The Editor
(Details on the contact page)
Photo must be vertically taken to suit the front cover of the journal
and I will put them into the Journal.
If you do not want your name attached please mention this when you send your photos AA
This web site contains many of the features of Australian Aviculture. The Society invites people who are interested in aviculture and wish to expand their interests and knowledge of birds to join.

Please Click here to view
Past Journal covers

The Society is pleased to announce
that the progam for
February 24 th,
meeting will be

Suzy Anderson
who will be speaking on
"Pest Management in your Aviary"

Members with any ideas please
contact Barrie Wicks on 9735 5462
or 0407 865 779
email barriewicks40@gmail.com,
to discuss involvement

Visitors are Always Welcome at Monthly Meetings


March 23 rd,
April 27 th,
May 25 th,
June 22 nd,
July 27 th,
August 24 th,
September 28 th,
October 26 th,
November 23 rd,
December TBA,

Healesville Sanctuary Visit Photos Click Photo for more...

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