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Finch Events

Next "in-person" meeting is Sunday July 23
Meeting in VISTA!

Why do we have In-Person meetings?

In-person meetings are great. We get to easily talk to fellow members, buy and sell birds and products such as bird seed, grit, millet, etc. Volunteers buy supplies in bulk, as much as possible, and transfer the savings to members. Thanks Antonio and your team of volunteers who drive many miles to buy product, lug 25lb and 50lb bags of seed to the meeting, and re-bag millet and other things for the members!

Why aren't we meeting in-person every month?

The primary reason we do not meet in person every month is because we have a small volunteer-base and we are unable to do all of the things necessary to have a successful meeting every month. We would love to do monthly meetings, like in the past.

We have about 10 volunteers that help the meetings to be successful. Some contribute 2 hours a month, others much more. We could use just 10 more volunteers to get things in order. Many are willing to help but, until now they didn't "hear" the need. For example , we need a volunteer coordinator. A people-person who can help the influx of volunteers find spots that they fit.  Is that you? Let Antonio know. You can send a message from this website. We also need someone to read the messages that come in on this website...weekly. Maybe 15 minutes a week, based on recent experience. 

2023 In-Person Meeting schedule:

Sunday May 21 - Complete - 62 attendees

Sunday July 23,

Sunday September 24

Sunday December 3

ZOOM Meetings on hold

We were having ZOOM Meetings every other month. We have found that members are not "flocking" to the ZOOM meetings. (Last time we had 10 members.)  We are evaluating if ZOOM meetings are worth the time and effort to coordinate. Maybe we need a periodic ZOOM meeting for general bird discussions but not a guest speaker. Maybe we need a "New Member" ZOOM meeting every 6 months. We'll let you know. 

West Coast Zebra, Society and Lady Gouldian Finch Show










Previous meeting

(May 2023)


Tony Candelaria discusses the process to raise and show birds like cockatiels.

Directions to Meetings in Vista

Bird sales at 1:00pm,
Meeting at 2:00pm.


San Diego Finch Society Meeting Location -Directions

  1. A.  On I-15 in San Diego go north past Escondido. Exit at Gopher Canyon Road (Exit 41) and head west (left). Then road turns left on                   East Vista Way (county road S13). Now go about 1.1 mile. (go to instruction #2 below)

       B.  On I-5 from San Diego, before Oceanside exit Highway 78 exit.. From HIghway 78 exit onto Vista Village Drive and turn left onto VIsta

.            Village Drive. Drive 3.2 mi. (note: Vista Village drive turns into East Vista Way..) ( go to instruction #2 below)

   2.  Look for the "Norway Hall" sign near “Prohibition Brewing Company” at 2004 E. Vista Way on the west side of E. Vista Way.

   3. Turn onto the driveway and drive next to Prohibition Brewing Company (left side of the Prohibition Brewing Company building) and drive                140 yards to the Norway Hall.

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