Mission Statement:

The National Finch and Softbill Society is dedicated to promoting the Enjoyment of keeping and breeding Finches and Softbills to all Interested parties, enhancing our knowledge of the proper care of these birds, encouraging breeding programs, and working with other organizations for the preservation of aviculture in this country.


The Society Finch Standard Committee is now accepting drawing submissions for consideration. Our goal is to enhance the NFSS Society Finch standard with visual drawings. Submit your outline drawings HERE!!!. These submissions will be reviewed by the committee.




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♦ USDA Regulation Meeting Texas (pdf) Here

Regulation Update: New Federal Regulations for 2023!

   Be informed! (OPA)  https://fb.watch/hxV_lk1xxj/
Also OPA on FB: https://www.facebook.com/OPABirds/videos/896658698168495/

USFWL Full New Regulations 2023: https://www.nfss.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/USFWL-REGULATIONS-2023.pdf

NFSS Annual Census Reports: https://www.nfss.org/fss/finch-and-softbill-save-program/census-results/


Conservation Corner:
Red Siskin Initiative – Provita (Venezuela)
Read updates in our Siskin Save Here
Make your pledge today.


During these unprecedented times, with the COVID-19 pandemic, NFSS is encouraging all clubs and participating exhibitors to keep updated with the guidelines issued by their state, local and federal health agencies throughout the year. These guidelines and recommendations are going to be fluctuating as the year goes on. The board of NFSS encourages the local clubs to keep awareness of and follow guidelines and recommendations in their community, and potential show venues.
The NFSS is dedicated to the safety and well-being of our members, exhibitors, judges and spectators. Please be safe.

The Organization of Professional Apiculturists, (OPA), is actively fighting new rulings from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that currently make it illegal to privately own red-legged honeycreepers, (Cyanerpes cyaneus), and Bananaquits. This affects many of us. Please donate what you can to make our voice heard to reverse the addition of these species to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, (MBTA). From (OPA) “It is our mission to represent the interests of professional aviculturists by supporting and promoting legislative activity, professional cooperation, and scientific and educational programs that promote a healthy and robust management of captive-bred avian species.”  Direct PayPal link for donation!

2024 Leg Bands and more!

We provide fair pricing for all items we carry in stock.
NOTE: We release 2024 bands starting 12/25/2023 throughout 12/25/2024!


Showing your birds has never been easier with a detailed guide, complete list of general standards and even the latest Judges Handbook. Also if you’re interested, sign up to become a NFSS judge or contact a current one from our listing.

The Journal

Join now to begin receiving copies of the NFSS quarterly publication of our quarterly Journal. Inside you’ll find informative articles written by fellow NFSS members, photos, tips/tricks, bird supply sponsors, local club events and more.

Important Pages

Make Your Donation

The NFSS is a nonprofit organization as described in section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. We are a group of hobbyists dedicated to the conservation, breeding, exhibiting and enjoyment of finches & softbills. This is accomplished through our standards for aviculture as well as annual activities & community outreach at both national and local events. We also actively participate in conservation programs across the globe in the name of our finch & softbill species that we keep in captivity. Any funds you donate will go directly back into the organization towards educating the public including newcomers to the hobby and keeping aviculture alive.


Partner Organizations

 American Federation of Aviculture

American Federation of Aviculture

 National Cage Bird Show

National Cage Bird Show



 American Federation of Aviculture

American Federation of Aviculture