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Bird Sale Report for 21st November 2021

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ASNSW SPRING BIRD SALE A GREAT SUCCESS FOR BIRD CLUBS

The Avicultural Society of NSW held their inaugural ASNSW Spring Bird Sale on Sunday, 21st November 2021, the first bird sale in NSW since May this year, to a huge crowd of over 1,300 people and thousands of birds for sale.

The Avicultural Society of New South Wales Inc. inaugural Spring Bird Sale held on Sunday, 21st November 2021 at the Hawkesbury Showgrounds

It was held at the Hawkesbury Showgrounds and spread over five acres in three large pavilions.

The Avicultural Society of New South Wales Inc. inaugural Spring Bird Sale held on Sunday, 21st November 2021 at the Hawkesbury Showgrounds

It was a unique bird sale as it included a poultry pavilion with a few hundred poultry birds including rare chicken and bantam breeds, quails, pigeons, ducks and Guinea fowl. Over 70% sold on the day. The Pheasant and Waterfowl Society of Australia had some colourful pheasant displays along with the Camden Poultry Club promoting its Poultry Show for 2022 (third biggest in the Country)!

People were lined up from 5.30am to bench their birds and the crowds had swelled by the 9:00am public opening. The ASNSW team of stewards and bird club volunteers busily worked to get the crowed entered as the heavens opened up with rain.

The Avicultural Society of New South Wales Inc. inaugural Spring Bird Sale held on Sunday, 21st November 2021 at the Hawkesbury Showgrounds

The event had a special section to promote bird clubs. The Associated Bird Keepers of Australia (ABA) insured the event and were the sponsors of the bird club tables to help the bird clubs promote themselves to the general public and gain new members. Craig Jeffery, President of the ABA, said it was one of the new initiatives the ABA has introduced to help bird clubs that have been struggling in recent years, by offering support through their new Bird Club Fund (BCF) from resources available to the ABA from its hundreds of bird clubs that it represents and many years of special investments to build this fund.

Associated Bird Keepers of Australa (ABA)

Bird Clubs that welcomed the ABA and ASNSW support on the day included:

Special guests:

The Avicultural Society of NSW donated funds to four bird clubs by way of specially made cheques:

A $500 Donation to Macarthur Aviary Bird Club Inc. from ASNSW Secretary/Editor Paul HenryA $500 Donation to Macarthur Aviary Bird Club Inc. from ASNSW Secretary/Editor Paul Henry
A $500 Donation to The Avicultural Society of the Central Coast from ASNSW Treasurer Aaon HansfordA $500 Donation to The Avicultural Society of the Central Coast from ASNSW Treasurer Aaron Hansford

With over 80 raffle prizes on offer kindly donated by sponsors and traders to benefit the work of the ASNSW Conservation Trust and raise funds to install nest boxes for wild birds in NSW, thousands of dollars were raised for bird Conservation.

over 80 raffle prizes on offer kindly donated by sponsors and traders to benefit the work of the ASNSW Conservation Trust

over 80 raffle prizes on offer kindly donated by sponsors and traders to benefit the work of the ASNSW Conservation Trust

Over 80 raffle prizes on offer kindly donated by sponsors and traders to benefit the work of the ASNSW Conservation Trust

The mixed Aviary Birds pavilion with its expansive range of finches, canaries, budgerigars, doves, quails and all manner of native and exotic parrots enjoyed strong active crowds with many bird sellers selling out prior to12:00pm and the calling of the raffle. It was not a day to come late as keen buyers were picking up some great birds for their collections and public for new pets.

Mixed Aviary Birds pavilion with its expansive range of finches, canaries, budgerigars, doves, quails and all manner of native and exotic parrots

Mixed Aviary Birds pavilion with its expansive range of finches, canaries, budgerigars, doves, quails and all manner of native and exotic parrots

Mixed Aviary Birds pavilion with its expansive range of finches, canaries, budgerigars, doves, quails and all manner of native and exotic parrots

Mixed Aviary Birds pavilion with its expansive range of finches, canaries, budgerigars, doves, quails and all manner of native and exotic parrots

Mixed Aviary Birds pavilion with its expansive range of finches, canaries, budgerigars, doves, quails and all manner of native and exotic parrots

Mixed Aviary Birds pavilion with its expansive range of finches, canaries, budgerigars, doves, quails and all manner of native and exotic parrots

Many families were in attendance with kids enjoying the experience viewing birds.

Major Sponsors for the ASNSW Spring Bird Sale:

Key Sponsors and Trade Exhibitors on the day:

Con Tsintarakis the President of the Avicultural Society of NSW was thankful to all the support that had been offered to the event from sponsors and traders and fellow bird clubs and the general avicultural fraternity. The ASNSW members and club volunteers did a fantastic job in getting this event to the quality it was.

We are all in this to help aviculture grow and share the passion that we all love in being around and caring for birds, be they wild or cared for at our homes, it is a joy we share and want others in our community to experience.

The ASNSW Spring Bird Sale will be back in 2022!

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