Russell Kingston OAM donates new book for RFCG fundraising in South Africa

25 Jan

Russell Kingston

A founder member of the RFCG , and in 2010 was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia ( OAM ) one of his country’s highest awards for services to aviculture in Queensland , Russell Kingston donated a signed copy of his new book for fundraising purposes in South Africa .

Russell Kingston's latest book titled : THE FINCH...a Breeders Companion

The book titled THE FINCH … a Breeder’s Companion , which has already been described as the world’s definitive book for finch enthusiasts , was raffled at the annual Gouldian Finch Societies convention in Johannesburg last Saturday .

Whilst the floods in Australia may have delayed the posting of the much coveted raffle prize, delegates at the convention in South Africa bought raffle tickets galore. The final result was that a great contribution was raised to support the RFCG planned Phase 3 field research work to try and find the elusive Shelley’s crimsonwing finch up in Uganda

The Shelley's crimsonwing finch

The RFCG is currently raising funds to conduct further field research work in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest , the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park  and to now also include work in the Rwenzori National Park. For more information on this pioneering conservation project please contact Eelco Meyjes at

One Response to “Russell Kingston OAM donates new book for RFCG fundraising in South Africa”

  1. Leon van niekerk January 26, 2011 at 07:25 #

    Where can i buy the book ? I am also looking for keeping and breeding finches…… By russell. The one eelco talk about on his dvd.thank i live in the freestate thank you leon cell: 0724428203

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