Page last updated: 26 November 2023 (website last updated: 26 November 2023)
Welcome to the Waxbill Finch Society's website
WFS 2023 AGM and branch meetings
This year's AGM took place on Saturday 24 June at our Midlands branch venue. A write-up of the day will appear in the Autumn copy of The Waxbill.
2022 WFS members' breeding returns
The 2022 WFS breeding returns have now been incorporated into our website.
The overall results feature on this website with further details in the summer edition of The Waxbill (unless members indicated otherwise).
2023 Target Species
WFS committee introduced ‘Target Species’ following the breeding returns for 2015. This idea was to provide an incentive for members to breed a particular species in the coming year. At that point, waxbill numbers were largely on the rise and the aim was to focus on one species a year (over a rolling three years) that needed extra support.
The last couple of years, however, have seen such a significant drop in the number of waxbills bred that several species are now under concern. It therefore seems inappropriate to focus on a single species.
For 2023, the WFS committee has decided to adopt a list of seven waxbill species. Each has been chosen as they were previously readily available but are now under threat in the UK:
- Blue-capped Waxbill
- Gold-breasted Waxbill
- Lavender Finch
- Orange-cheeked Waxbill
- Red-cheeked Cordon Bleu
- Red-headed Finch
- St Helena Waxbill
|04 February 2024 (Sunday)||Northern Branch Meeting
Bramley Village Hall, South Yorks S66 2SA (5 minutes from M18 Junction 1).
Hall open: 11am - 2pm.
See our WFS branch meetings page for all the details.
WFS Facebook page
The Waxbill Finch Society also has its own closed group on Facebook.
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