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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.

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Naturally For Birds

STGF 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 15 years now, we have been working on the ecology, behaviour, physiology and nutritional requirements of a range […]

Research Updates

A key aim of the Save the Gouldian Fund is to promote research into the Gouldian finch. See the interesting findings in two updates, at June 2019 and September 2019.

Estimating home ranges to look at habitat preferences

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New Article on the 2019 Count

We have a new article up on the website describing the results of the Save the Gouldian Fund Count for 2019. Sadly numbers were down on 2018, but the count followed a very poor 2018/19 wet season. Thanks to all the volunteers who helped with this year’s count!

Read the full article here

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Thanks, Laura!

STGF relies on donations to support our investments in research projects on the natural population of Gouldians. Results of those investments are regulalry reported here. Recently we had a great donation from Laura Watkins, a regular donor from the US. Laura is a breeder of Gouldians and her substantial donation was accompanied by the […]

Drones in Fight to Save Finch

A recent article by Peter de Kruijff from The West Australia on one of our exciting new projects! This involves tracking Gouldian finches using drones (and transponders) to help us determine where the birds move during the year.

Click here to read the full article

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New Article on Breed and Release!

We have a new article up on the website by Mike Fidler, which details the pros and cons, and our current understanding of breed and release programmes. And, most importantly, why we don’t think that this is the way forward (at the moment) for Gouldian finches.

Read the full article here

Save The Gouldian Fund is 10 Years Old!

 

Save The Gouldian Fund is celebrating its 10th anniversary! To mark this occasion we have complied a series of short articles about what we have done, are currently doing and planning for the future….. These articles have been writing from a number of different people and perspectives (e.g. volunteers, researchers, founders, etc.) and […]

Proud dad!

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

Gouldians… and spiders

Huntsmen spiders love the boxes too! And the birds don’t mind sharing… many Gouldian nests also have a harmless huntsmen in with them! Although the task of checking boxes is not a job for the arachnophobic as it can be rather off putting when they run over your hands and down your arm….

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Nest-boxes, nest-boxes and more nest-boxes….

One of our helpers checking one of the thousands of nest-boxes that are up for the Gouldians. It’s hard work in very hot and humid conditions but finding a Gouldian nest is always such a wonderful reward!

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