Budgie Bulletin Feb 2 2024


BCSA Budgie Bulletin: Weekly Wrap & Look Ahead

Greetings to all our fellow budgie enthusiasts in South Australia! In our ongoing effort to enhance our community connection, we’re excited to introduce a trial initiative: a weekly digest designed to keep you in the loop with the latest and greatest in our beloved hobby from across Australia. This bulletin aims to complement our Chatter Magazine, offering timely updates and insights without overshadowing our flagship publication. We would love your feedback on this, so please let us know what you think.

Nationals Spotlight:

  • Budgerigar Council of Tasmania Updates: The third announcement concerning the 2024 Nationals is here, featuring essential details for booking tours and registering for the event. Highlights include the ability to book the much-anticipated Meet & Greet and the Sunday presentation dinner. Given the popularity of these gatherings, early booking is recommended to ensure your place. Registration allows for up to five individuals at a time, covering event attendance, dietary preferences, tour selections, lunch pre-orders for the weekend, and a chance to win a two-night stay with breakfast at the resort.

Register Here to Attend the 2024 Nationals

  • Fundraising Raffle: Kickstarting the Budgerigar Council of Tasmania’s Nationals fundraising, they’re thrilled to announce a raffle featuring a pair of budgerigars from Jeffrey Leong’s esteemed stud. Priced at $10 per square, with a limit of 250 tickets, this is an opportunity not to be missed. Note: The winner must arrange for the collection of the prize. Email [email protected] or call Dale Ward at 0488 400 369 for tickets. Link below will take you to an email to the address above.

BCT Fundraising Lucky Squares

Auctions & Budgie Sales:

  • BSSA Online Auctions: The 2024 auction season is underway, with offerings from renowned breeders. This platform encourages members with birds for sale to reach out, fostering a vibrant marketplace for our community. Follow the link below for further detail of the birds on offer this week.

Link to BSSA 32 Auctions Site

  • Colac Budgerigar Club Auction: Don’t miss this live auction event in Warrnambool this Sunday, available via live stream for those who can’t attend in person. Phone bidding options and pet transporter services ensure everyone can participate. Follow the link below for the auction catalogue and live streaming details.

Link to Colac Auction

Club Calendar:

  • BSSA Monthly Meeting: Join the BSSA on February 6th for their AGM and enlightening presentations on bird room evolution, featuring insights from Jane Kelb and Troy Holmes. Further details can be found on the link below.

Link to BSSA Meeting Event

  • North East Monthly Meeting: Scheduled for February 14th, this meeting will delve into the exhibition budgerigar’s standards and historical changes. The North East welcomes both members and guests. Further details can be found on the link below.

Link to NEBS Meeting

  • Port Pirie Club: Mark your calendars for mid-March for a meeting and aviary tour at Doug & Ruth Lange’s place. Visit the Port Pirie Facebook group for all the latest information on What’s On.

Link to Port Pirie Budgerigar Society

ANBC Council News:
  • The ANBC’s annual letter is now accessible, offering a comprehensive look at council activities and plans. Follow the link below for all the recent Chatter details.

Link to ANBC Council Chatter

In Memoriam: Phil Hoadley
We are saddened to report the passing of Phil Hoadley, a respected judge and cherished member of the budgerigar community in Australia. His contributions to the hobby, and his gentle demeanour, will not be forgotten. Many will remember Phil from the recent Nationals in Victor Harbor, where he was a bird carer for Victoria.
A service celebrating Phil’s life will be held on February 13th, available for live streaming for those unable to attend in person.

In Closing

We hope this bulletin serves as a valuable resource, keeping our community informed and engaged. Your feedback and contributions are always welcome as we strive to celebrate and support our shared passion for budgies.

Show Dates for 2024


  • Sunday, 7 April 2024, BSSA Murphy Classic, Westbourne Park Community Centre – 388 Goodwood Road Westbourne Park
  • Sunday, 5 May 2024, BSSA Stan Watson Breeder’s Show, Westbourne Park Community Centre – 388 Goodwood Road Westbourne Park
  • Saturday, 11 May 2024, PPBS Harry Johnson Young Bird Show, Crystal Brook Council Hall
  • Sunday, 12 May 2024, NEBS Lloyd Edwards Breeder Show,49 LeHunte St, Kilburn
  • Sunday, 19 May 2024, BCSA Logan Shield Interbranch, Enfield Community Centre, Regency Road, Enfield
  • Saturday, 25 May 2024, ANBC National Titles, Launceston, Tasmania
  • Sunday, 26 May 2024, ANBC National Titles, Launceston, Tasmania
  • Saturday, 22 June 2024, NEBS Fisher Annual Show, 49 LeHunte St, Kilburn
  • Sunday, 30 June 2024, PPBS Hutchinson’s Annual Show, Crystal Brook Council Hall
  • Sunday, 7 July 2024, BSSA Ron Norman Show, Westbourne Park Community Centre –388 Goodwood Road Westbourne Park
  • Saturday, 20 July 2024, BCSA Auction & AGM, Enfield Community Centre, Regency Road, Enfield
  • Sunday, 27 October 2024, BSSA/NEBS Interclub Nest Feather Challenge, Westbourne Park Community Centre – 388 Goodwood Road Westbourne Park






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