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2016 Orange Bird Sale Review

For the 2nd year in a row Orange provided glorious weather for the Orange Bird Sale help on the Saturday 5th March 2016. 

A record 6,470 birds were benched from 328 bird sellers.

A huge crowd of almost 2,000 people browsed and purchased a huge range of birds.

24 traders such as Petcare Direct, Vetafarm, Aviculture Accessories, Birdkeeper and MDS provided a huge range of products for the most discerning bird buyers. 

The Orange Bird Society would like to thank everyone for their significant help to make this year’s bird sale our most successful yet.

As always The Orange Bird Sale wouldn't be possible without the support of our major sponsors MDS Australia, Vetafarm and BirdKeeper.

2016 Raffle Prize Winners

The following lucky people won prizes in the 2016 Orange Bird Sale day raffle:

  1. Tim
  2. Andre
  3. Bob
  4. Blackie
  5. Adam's
  6. Steve
  7. Maurie
  8. Frank
  9. Dean Baker
  10. Scott
  11. David
  12. Darryl Gray
  13. J Anscombe

2015 Orange Bird Sale Review

The sun was a welcome participant in this years 2015 Orange Bird Sale. The glorious weather attracted record numbers with 6,122 birds benched from 346 bird sellers.

24 trade stands provided everything any bird person could need.

The crowd was huge from start to finish with almost 2,000 people attending.

The afternoon aviary tours were once again very popular.

Biddy Walshs Irish Pub was a fantastic venue for the Bird Sale Dinner and Mike Cannon's after dinner talk had the 100 attendees enthralled with some weird and wonderful vet escapades.

The Orange Bird Society would like to thank everyone for their significant help to make this years bird sale our biggest success.

As always these events wouldn't be possible without the support of our major sponsors MDS Australia, Vetafarm and BirdKeeper.

2015 Raffle Prize Winners

The following people won prizes in the 2015 Orange Bird Sale day raffle:

1. Shirlie Palmer

2. Howard Boaden

3. Fred & Jo

4. Morrie Meagher

5. Ray Smith

6. Nigel Carr

7. Darryl

8. Mark

9. Morrie Meagher

10. Ray Astill

11. John Wills

12. Judy Hazell

13. Terry

14. Jim

15. Gisela

16. Scott Larcombe

17. Gail Ryan

18. Fiona Shaw

2014 Orange Bird Sale Review

by Ray Smith

 

A number of records were broken in the 2014 Orange Bird Sale.  The first being the most number of bird sales in a row that attracted an unusually high amount of rainfall.

On the positive side the most number of bird sellers and birds benched was also smashed with 333 bird sellers benching 5,865 birds.  Could that be an Australian record?

The crowds were down slightly due to the rain but over 1500 people passed through the hall on the day.

Once again a huge variety of birds were offered for sale.  The transfer cages again proved to be one of the most popular areas of the sale with a steady stream of birds changing hands.

The Orange Bird Society would like to thank all of the bird sellers, traders and bird buyers who again made the 2014 Orange Bird Sale a great success.

2013 Raffle Winners

The following people won prizes in the 2013 Orange Bird Sale day raffle:

  1. Narelle Hastedt
  2. Sharon Jones
  3. Mick Logan
  4. Sparrow
  5. Louis
  6. Sandra Wills
  7. Rod Young
  8. Matthew Crane
  9. Mark Rattenbury
  10. Tougher
  11. Leanne Dickson
  12. Mike Cannon
  13. Craig Aquilina
  14. Steven G

Congratulations to all the winners.

2013 Orange Bird Sale Review

By Ray Smith

 

The highest recorded rainfall in a 24 hour period preceded the 2013 Orange Bird Sale adding to the grey hair of organisers! Luckily blue skies greeted us on Saturday morning which turned into a fabulous Orange Autumn day.

 

220 bird sellers benched almost 5,300 birds making it one of the biggest Orange Bird Sales to date. A very good selection of birds were available from finches to Macaws. The new location meant all the birds fit easily and it wasn't too squashy to move around which is quite impressive since almost 2,000 people came through the doors.

 

The sale was once again supported by around 25 trade stands who supplied expert advice along with all those hard to get bird products.

 

The afternoon continued with aviary tours, with some participants seeing far more of the local area than expected!

 

The evening ended with the usual Saturday night dinner held at the local club with all attendees enthralled by the South African bird and animal adventures of Dr Stacey Gelis.

 

The Orange Bird Society would like to thank all attendees for once again making it a weekend to remember and we hope to see you all next year.

 

 

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