The National Finch and Softbill Society’s Annual Census was started in 1984. Its purpose is to collect information about the numbers of each species kept in captivity and of those the number being bred. The results of the Census are available online and in the NFSS Journal.

The census is open to both NFSS members and non-members.  Participants may choose to remain anonymous or to have their name included in the census to help those working with the same species to locate each other. Only NFSS members will have access to this information upon request only. To join NFSS follow this link:

Please take a few moments to contribute to the NFSS Annual Census and help us complete this picture.

We thank Roland Cristo for his generous donation for sponsoring this continued survey.


  •  Any field you have no answer, leave that field blank
  • See “?” –  move your courser over it, this is information bubbles to help you along
  • All mutations are to be listed under their normal descriptions
  • Any specie not listed in the drop down fields can be listed in the next section labeled “Other Finch not Specified”
  • If you need more time to complete you can save and create an account to continue later
  • You have an option to register yourself so you can return to the form you filled out to continue at another time, however we only keep the Census open for an announced time.

Your Data on your Birds and Region will be published in the journal. Your personal information (Name, Phone or Email) is for Finch Save Director only to contact you should the have a question.

Select by clicking on which specie you wish to start first. Keeping them separate should shorten your visit.