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Band Secretary

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(aka Hacker) Personal Information: A native New Yorker. My best quality I think I have is honesty. Married for 49 yrs. to husband Henry. He bought a canary for Valentine’s Day in 1990. A yr. later an aviary was built, I joined a bird club.

My History in Aviculture: 1991-Starting with the basics Florida Fancy Zebra and Pied Society finches and moving over to Red factor and Gloster Canary. 1994- Interests turned to breeding Shaftails, Button & Coturnix Quail. The local elementary school would have field trips to my house to see the birds. 1996- I shifted to BH/RH Gouldian, Cordon Bleu and Gold-breasted waxbills and applied for AFA’s Red Siskin Project. I also was Oregon’s AFA Representative and Regional Director. Presently, I’m focused on Finch Save and helping a few folks gets established with the Red Siskin. I do support aviculture through avian research with the Smithsonian Research Institute for the past several yrs, to present. I continue to manage a diverse gene pool of the red siskin and now involved more. That information, see issue of the NFSS Journal Sept/October 2014. I attended a summit meeting in July 2014 in at Royal Front. That was pretty exciting! I continue to assist and be involved in Red Siskins, Smithsonian Research/Conservation groups. My main focus now is breeding Red Siskins and Gouldians, mentoring.

Administrative experience: I’ve served as club president of the Finch Connection Bird Club for 9 years. I worked for the State of Oregon for 25+ years as a Publishing Design Specialist 3, and am currently semi-retired and work for Blue Buffalo.

I continue be a member of 2 bird clubs and volunteer as show secretary and steward. Also currently on the NFSS Board of Directors for 18 yrs. I am your NFSS Band Secretary and Webmaster for NFSS which are the best offices to hold.

Always open to listen to our members recommendations or suggestions.

Paula Hansen
Member Since
Job outside NFSS
Retired - Previously worked in printing/designing publications
Kept Heck's Shaftail, Gold Breasted Waxbill, Blue Capped Cordon Bleu, Society Finch, Zebra Finch, (NG & FF), Cotrunix, Button Quail, Spice Finch, Diamond Dove, RH & BH Gouldian Finch. Now I keep Red Siskins & Gouldian Finches
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