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

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

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 comment – “From my domestic flock of Lady Gouldians, to their wild counterparts – a portion of this year’s sales. Cheers!”

Fantastic to have successful breeders supporting our investments in wild Gouldian research. Many thanks to Laura and her Lady Goulds!

Drones in Fight to Save Finch

A recent article by Peter de Kruijff from The West Australian 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!

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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 will hopefully give you an insight into what goes on at STGF…. Thank you to the very many people out there who have and continue to donate and help the fund – we couldn’t have done any of this without you!!

Read the full article here

 

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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