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49W ?? - What??

Just in case you are confused in what the "49W" stands for...

That's my band (ring) code I have assigned from both The American Budgerigar Society (A.B.S.) & The Budgerigar Association of America (B.A.A.)..

This code was first assigned to me by Libby Tefft who was Secretary of A.B.S, when I first joined the society in 1979.

Since I support both budgie societies in our country you may find my birds banded with either A.B.S. or B.A.A. bands.

Southern Cross Aviaries

Special Thanks to Bilal Erdem from Turkey who designed our logo.

The hobby comes first in my eyes.. Politics is WAY down the list.. I have wonderful friends in both American Societies and admire the way many people elected to office are making a genuine effort to get the Societies working together for the overall benefit of the hobby.... After all, if they follow the wishes of the vast majority of the combined memberships... We just want to breed better budgies, show our birds, and enjoy the camaraderie of those we meet along the way.

This is a wonderful hobby. After 60+ years it still brings the challenges we all face day after day. And it puts us in touch with a great group of people, from countries all around the world, who share the same interests. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

After nearly 40 years in U.S.A. some folks called me the Aussie Connection as I still keep in contact with breeders downunder.

In 2019 I moved to Guadalajara Mexico and remain a member of BAA so I still get my 49W bands.

US Aus Connection


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