Personal information:I come from a family of bird keepers and have always had some sort of pet bird, starting with parakeets. I’ve kept a variety of different types of birds, appreciating each for its uniqueness. For example, I love the smartness of my African Grey, the beauty of the Gouldian finch and the sweet nature of the Bourke’s parakeet. I currently keep a large aviary of mixed species of finches, as well as some doves, grass parakeets, cockatiels and a few larger parrots. There’s really nothing that compares to waking to sounds of a houseful of singing birds in the morning!
I encourage anyone who is interested in finches or even larger birds to join NFSS. Besides the wonderful journal, the community is very supportive and knowledgeable.