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. 

“During the 1990s it become very clear that the Gouldian Finch was declining rapidly and by the early 2000s there were estimates that less than 2500 Gouldian Finches remained in the wild. Although once common throughout northern tropical Australia, this brightly coloured Australian bird was virtually extinct in Queensland and restricted to small and isolated populations in the Northern Territory and the Kimberley in Western Australia. These population estimates lead the Federal government to declare the Gouldian as ENDANGERED in 2006. The declaration was renewed in 2016.

In contrast to the plight of this bird in the wild, the Gouldian Finch’s amazing plumage and amusing antics make it one of the most popular ornamental birds to be kept by aviculturists around the world. 

The aim of the Fund is to promote research into the Gouldian Finch and to provide conservation and management strategies to protect and promote wild Gouldian Finches. Today we believe that Gouldian Finch numbers in our study area in the East Kimberley are substantially higher than they were, due in part to STGF investments.   

The Fund also continually provides up-to-date information for bird breeders (from our current scientific research) to further enhance the practice of aviculture and the well being of all captive Gouldians throughout the world. Visit our news blog to receive details and updates on these projects.”

Get behind us & help us help save this iconic Australian species.


Thanks to our Donors

We are very grateful to all our donors for supporting our investments in research projects on wild Gouldians. Special thanks go to Laura Watkins …

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2023 Gouldian count completed

The 2023 Gouldian count is completed. 27 volunteers spent a week with early starts, up at 4.30am and away at 5am. They counted Gouldians at 18 count…

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The 2023 Count is On!

The annual Gouldian finch census in our research area around Wyndham, Western Australia, is coming up in the first week of September. We have a full…

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Back from the Brink?

A rare piece of good news for the Gouldian Finch (and others). New research by a group of Australian researchers has found 29 threatened species …

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We cannot continue our projects without your continued support. Please help us save the Gouldian.


To keep abreast of all the goings on at STGF, we have a huge library of blogs that have been written over the past ten years. Some great reads in there, so click through.

We have a number of interesting articles written by experts in their  field or passionate supporters of the Gouldian. This beautiful endangered bird is a favourite among many.


Save The Gouldian Fund has two main facilities that we work from. The one is our wild base, situated in Wyndham in the eastern Kimberley of Western Australia (and in the middle of the largest known population of Gouldian Finches). The second base is our large captive facility, situated down south, and is used for much of our research into the behaviour, ecology and conservation of the Gouldian Finch.