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The Finch & Softbill Save program was created in
1988 to establish a consortium of breeders of
finches & softbills dedicated to producing and
maintaining a viable captive-bred population of
finches & softbills in the United States & Canada.
save these unique birds
White Cheeked Turaco
By NFSS Member Kateri Davis
Davis Lund Aviaries
Showing your birds has never been easier with
a detailed guide, complete list of general standards
and even the latest Judges Handbook. Also if you’re
interested, sign up to become a NFSS judge or
contact a current one from our listing.
Society Finch Top Bench
West Coast Zebra & Society Show
Whenever you buy closed metal leg bands from the NFSS,
we track those numbers so no matter where your
offspring end up their information is recorded. Bands
are a must for breeding to identify parents from juveniles.
leg bands & much more
Inside you’ll find informative
articles written by fellow NFSS members,
photos, tips/tricks, bird supply retailers,
local club events & more.
The Finch & Softbill Save program was created in 1988 to establish a consortium of breeders of finches & softbills dedicated to producing and maintaining a viable captive-bred population of finches & softbills in the United States & Canada.
Whenever you buy closed metal leg bands from the NFSS, we track those numbers so no matter where your offspring end up their information is recorded. Bands are a must for breeding to identify parents from juveniles.
Showing your birds has never been easier with a detailed guide, complete list of general standards and even the latest Judges Handbook. Also if you’re interested, sign up to become a NFSS judge or contact a current one from our listing.
Join now to begin receiving copies of the NFSS bi-monthly publication, “The Journal.” Inside you’ll find informative articles written by fellow NFSS members, photos, tips/tricks, bird supply retailers, local club events & more.
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FSS Census Data
Board of Directors
During the early 1980’s I saw the need for bringing finch lovers and exhibitors together, to share the benefits that other species received from being united in a club catering to their needs. Thus, the New England Finch Fanciers was formed which in two years became the Northeast Finch Society (NFS). Upon the urging of other nationally known finch people we went national and became the National Finch and eventually the National Finch & Softbill Society.
Bill ParleePresident Emeritus
Join the NFSS & become part of a really great flock. I’d like to encourage every hobbyist & breeder to join and become involved – without being nervous/afraid because of a lack of experience. I think initially a lot of people are hesitant to get involved because of that. We have members at EVERY level of knowledge — let’s learn together!
Sponsor and coordinator, of the NFSS annual Afternoon of Aviculture: consisting of speaker and presentation on subjects of aviculture interest, i.e. DNA sexing, microscope in aviculture, Canadian finch and softbill aviculturists, Nutrition Expert, Zoo avian Managers, etc.
Sally Huntington1st Vice President & AFA Delegate
I’d like to encourage anyone interested in keeping small birds to join the NFSS Community. There is a wealth of useful information and a community that shares your interests. NFSS shows provide an opportunity to meet other breeders exchange ideas and see a range of small avian species broader than many zoos exhibit. Our Forum and Finch/Softbill save groups promote conversations from husbandry to genetics. Join us.
John WilsonPast President & 2nd Vice President
Coupled with my desire to work with rare finches is my hope to bring other aviculturalists together to exchange information, successes, challenges and birds! In 2014, I worked to form 20 different NFSS-affiliated Facebook pages that represent the depth of interest in NFSS across many different species. These groups will, with time, lead to further communication among hobbyists and the establishment of many more species in the US. As Director of the NFSS Finch and Softbill Save Program, I will continue to grow the interest and participation in this program in new ways.
Scott Golden3rd Vice President
I have always believed it is very important to encourage and pass along bird husbandry information to people new to the hobby. NFSS is community of bird fanciers that is welcoming and approachable, with a wealth of cumulative knowledge.
Vince Moase4th Vice President
I invite your group to affiliate with the NFSS. We hope to support your organization with information, education, socialization, and communication. Join today, I will be happy to help you navigate the forms, procedures, and opportunities.
Laura BewleyAffiliate & Awards Director
Presently I support aviculture through avian research with the Smithsonian Research Institute. I continue to manage a diverse gene pool of the red siskin and now involved more with the Smithsonian to recover them in their country of origin and their NGO partners (other non-government groups) in that effort.
Paula HansenLeg Band Director
Janet EdmondsExecutive Secretary
Species: Currently – Zebra Finches, Society Finches, & Cherry Finches. In the past – Lovebirds, Conures, Cockatiels, Java Rice Finches, and Cutthroat Finches. I have a converted garage that is my bird room.
Brianna McCauleyMembership Director
I am what’s called a true “birdaholic.”
Roland CristoLegislative Liason
I am so thrilled to be a member of the NFSS and I have to thank fellow member Ivan Montes for introducing me to the NFSS. Without him, I would never have found this wonderful group of finch lovers that I am proud to say that I am a part of.
Amber KincheloeAdvertising & Promotions Manager
Join the NFSS!
I look forward to this opportunity of supporting and promoting aviculture as a liaison for the NFSS throughout Canada and the Northeast USA. Born and raised in Canada, I have bred and kept finches for over 20 years now. I am currently focused on breeding exhibition Gouldians and furthering the hobby in general.
Julie LawsonRegion 1 VP
I’m a native Cuban, born & raised in a humble countryside. I have acquired a fascination for the world of birds. I currently live in the state of Florida and serving as your Region 2 VP. Not a day goes by that I don’t reflect on how I fell in love with birds at a young age in the hills and countryside where I was born.
Javier PerezRegion 2 VP
I enjoy raising and exhibiting finches. I specialize in Austrailian species and Societies. I have met so many good friends and learned so much about birds and aviculture through exhibition that I am happy to contribute back to the hobby whenever possible!
Susan StieveRegion 3 VP
I have been a pet bird owner and hobby breeder for more than 20 years. During this time I have been active in bird clubs and organizations, including serving as a board member or officer for many of these organizations. I have been a speaker for many bird clubs and have published articles in BirdTalk, AFA Watchbird and the NFSS journal. I build and maintain websites and FaceBook sites for several organizations. I believe that a strong network of avian people is critical to making the world the best it can be for our birds in both captivity and the wild.
Cheryl BurnsRegion 4 VP
I have owned and bred birds off and on for nearly 30 years. I currently have zebras, societies, and canaries. I have shown many types of birds and enjoy attending the shows and talking to people about the birds they own. I take time to discuss with the non NFSS members the benefits of becoming a member of our great organization. I find it rewarding to see new exhibitors attend the shows and see the progress they make from year to year; it is great to see young exhibitors with such nice birds.
Doug WhiteRegion 5 VP
“Love, patience & proper nutrition.” -Lafeber
Make Your Donation
The NFSS is a nonprofit organization as described in section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. We are a group of hobbyists dedicated to the conservation, breeding, exhibiting and enjoyment of finches & softbills. This is accomplished through our standards for aviculture as well as annual activities & community outreach at both national and local events. We also actively participate in conservation programs across the globe in the name of our finch & softbill species that we keep in captivity. Any funds you donate will go directly back into the organization towards educating the public including newcomers to the hobby and keeping aviculture alive.
Affiliated Club Events
Sunday, March 22, 2015 10:00am to 4:00pm Exotic Cage Bird Exibit (Fair) Join us for our first fair of the year. There will be birds,...
Durham Avicultural Society Website: www.birdclub.ca Meetings: 2nd Tues of every month; Sept-June at Ajax Rotary Park Pavilion, 151 Lake Driveway W., Ajax, ON 4S 7J1...
(www.sandiegofinchandsoftbill.com) 7th Annual Bird Mart & Holiday Craft Fair beginning on Dec 7 at 1 p.m., this is open to everyone to sell and buy...
(www.gsbirda.com) 10th Annual Show Nov 29th at the Portuguese Instructive Social Club, 417 US Route 1 South, Elizabeth, NJ 07202 Contact: show manager Rui Goncalves / Phone:...
(www.facebook.com/pages/Asociacion-de-Criadores-de- Finches/170742106273049) Winter Regional Show Nov 7 & 8 at Alturas Villa del Rey Ballroom Center, Del Rey Francia Street, Caguas, Puerto Rico 00725 /...
(www.gccbc.org) Annual Show Nov 1st at Weitendorf Center, 17840 Laraway Rd., Joliet, IL 60433 / Contact: show manager Julia Howard; Phone: 708-258-0682 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Other Divisions: SPBE,...
(www.texasbirdbreeders.org) 61st Annual Show & Fair Nov 1st from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Mayborn Convention Center, Temple, TX 76051 Judge: Laura Bewley Contact: show...