About Us

Save The Gouldian Fund is a not-for-profit charity raising funds for the research and conservation of the Gouldian Finch, a highly endangered Australian bird.

Naturally For Birds

STNFB finchesGF is very proud to be part of Naturally For Birds – a new range of avicultural supplements that has arisen directly from the research we have been doing with captive and wild Gouldian finches.

For nearly 10 years now, we have been working on the ecology, behaviour, physiology and nutritional requirements of a range of finches. Part of this work has been researching the wild diets of finches at different stages in their lifecycle (i.e. different times of the year). Using this research, a range of supplements has subsequently been formulated to meet the natural bio-rhythms of wild Australian seedeaters. When added to a traditional diet, the scientific trials showed dramatic and staggering results inimproving general health and well-being of birds, as well as increasing fertility, breeding success, nestling and juvenile growth rates and survival, as well as a number of other health, survival and reproductive-related effects. This has led to the decision to extend this nutritional work across a range of different species, which have very different nutritional requirements. Of course, this means we face the difficulty that more funding is required.

It is against this background that NATURALLY for BIRDS was recently formed, with a view to raising funds for nutritional research by marketing the current products that have resulted from research to date.

Importantly, proceeds from the sales of all NATURALLY for BIRDS products go to Save The Gouldian Fund to continue saving the Gouldian finch and for further research into avian nutrition.  

 

 

Hall of Fame October

A BIG thank you to all our new October supporters, members and donors. These include the Queensland Finch Society, Sam Price, Bjorn Bednar &Terri’s Glamorous Gouldians LLC.

Many thanks for your generous donations and support.

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Hall of Fame – September 2014

A BIG thank you to all our new September supporters, members and donors. These Terri’s Glamorous Gouldians LLC, Simon Laforgia, Georgeanna Wright and Sam Price.

Many thanks for your generous donations and support.

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Hall of Fame – August 2014

A BIG thank you to all our new August supporters, members and donors. These include Aviary World (Camsal Aviaries), Spencer Kim, Adam Lumsden, Sam Price, Terri’s Glamorous Gouldians LLC and Graham Nichols.

Many thanks for your generous donations and support.

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Hall of Fame – July 2014

A BIG thank you to all our new July supporters, members and donors. These include Sam Price, Gary & Cobie Davis, Graham Nichols, Paradise Park Wildlife Sanctuary and Terri’s Glamorous Gouldians LLC.

Many thanks for your generous donations and support.

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Hall of Fame – June 2014

A BIG thank you to all our new June supporters, members and donors. These include Terri’s Glamorous Gouldians LLC, Graham Nichols, Ben Hengst, Jos Lemmens, Sam Price and Peter Georgiou.

Many thanks for your generous donations and support.

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Hall of Fame – May 2014

A BIG thank you to all our new May supporters, members and donors. These include Ronald Simpson, Feriha Ela Cetingil, Johan Otter, Sam Price, Sparsholt College, WJA Jacobs, Claudio Amaral, Graham Nichols, Phillip Wardrope, Terri’s Glamorous Gouldians LLC, Tarni Hillman, Caleb Hillman, Alexia Sciacovelli, RWTM Brands and all the public donations received at the Mornington Peninsula Bird Sale.

Many thanks for your generous donations and support.

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Hall Of Fame – April 2014

A BIG thank you to all our new April supporters, members and donors. These include Sam Price, Ronald Gibson, Terri’s Glamorous Gouldians LLC, Graham Nichols & Teddy Santenard.

Many thanks for your generous donations and support.

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Hall of Fame – March 2014

A BIG thank you to all our new March supporters, members and donors. These include Julian & Alexandra Burt, Ivan Cindric, Rio Tinto Argyle Diamonds, Derek Burton, Graham Nichols & Nigel Wratten..

Many thanks for your generous donations and support.

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Proud dad!

This black-headed male caught this morning is a proud dad of a large and healthy brood of chicks!
Photo: Proud dad of a large and healthy brood of chicks!