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Nancy Ingram

Nancy has published many articles in the Journal of the National Finch and Softbill Society

Nancy Ingram breeds finches on a temperature controlled sun porch. The heavily planted space is divided into 2 flights. Live food is available at all times. Small insects are found in both composts, fruit flies are maintained in suspended bowls, and mealworms are automatically dispensed twice a day.

Articles by Nancy Ingram which have appeared in the Journal of the National Finch and Softbill Society - www.nfss.org

“Strawberry Finches” (Amandava amandava) Sep/Oct 2011
“The Goldbreasted Waxbill” (Amandava subflava) July/Aug 2010
“Little Green Singers” (Serinus mozambicus May/June 2006 (part 1)
“Little Green Singers” (Serinus mozambicus May/June 2008 (part 2)
“Finches and Medicinal Plants” Jan/Feb 2006
“Exotic Finches in a Sun Porch Aviary” March/April 2004

Check out Nancy's Aviary Page and she is also listed on our Breeder's List!

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Contact Information:

E-mail Nancy: Nancy@northwestbirdclub.org


Nancy Ingram entered her Strawberry Finch cock in the Columbia Canary Club show, November 3rd and 4th, 2012, in Vancouver, Washington. This species has virtually disappeared from the bird trade in the United States

Nancy Ingram

because it is not imported due to bird flu in the areas of Indo China where it comes from. Domestic breeding of Stawberry Finches does not keep up with demand. Nancy’s cock received 4 ribbons including 2 Judge’s Choice Awards which she suspects was due to the fact that the judge recognizes their current scarcity at bird shows and rewarded this appearance on his show table. (One Judge’s Choice Award was from the National Finch and Softbill Society and the other from the Columbia Canary Club.)


December 4, 2015
Bird Club Member Wins Prestigious Award! Nancy Ingram was awarded the National Aviculturist Recognition Award, December 4, 2015, for her work with Strawberry Finches. This NARA award was announced in St. Charles, Illinois at the National Cage Bird Show by the National Finch and Softbill Society.

Strawberry Finches, native to S.E. Asia, are content in cages but difficult to breed in them. Many people can get them to breed once in their aviary but the trick is to get subsequent nests. Nancy has developed a unique nesting structure that must mimic something they would choose in the wild. This nesting structure is a breeding trigger for Strawberry Finches in her sun porch aviary.

Nancy has kept detailed genealogical records of more than four generations of her Strawberry Finches. She has written 4 articles on this species---for the National Finch and Softbill Society, the Avicultural Society of America, and the American Federation of Aviculture. Nancy explains her set up on her Facebook site: Strawberry Finches 4.0. She has given her Power Point presentation on this topic to the NW Bird Club, the Columbia Canary Club, and the American Federation of Aviculture (convention in 2014).
Congratulations Nancy!


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