What is the Bendigo Branch of the A.S.A. all about?
The Bendigo Branch of the A.S.A. ( Avicultural Society of Australia ) has been referred to as the Bendigo Bird Club. The Club formed back in 1966 with only a few members. These members got together religiously to discuss and trade birds and also to gain some ideas on how they improve their own aviaries.
As time wore on the Club club kept growing and soon had to look for bigger and better premises to hold our monthly meetings. Over the years the Club has been situated at many different venues but as from 2005, they have moved back to the The Prince of Wales Showgrounds in the McKinnon Pavilion.
Our annual Bird Sale which currently is also held at The Prince of Wales Showgrounds in the BEC centre ( Bendigo Exibition Centre ) is one of Victoria's best and it offers the public a chance of not only seeing different birds on display but also the opportunity to purchase them.
Our monthly meetings have been a good source of entertainment, topped with excellent guest speakers and to be able to purchase " bird products ".
All members can enjoy our comprehensive range of books and Videos/DVDs and enjoy the atmosphere that the Club provides. Club attire and badges are available and our emblem the Eastern Rosella is embroidered on all clothing and hats.