Birding and related clubs and organisations in Australia


The web sites of the following clubs and organisations may be linked via their headings.

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Two Tawny Frogmouths
one light and one dark © J. Sarna

Birding clubs and organisations

Australian Bird Study Association Inc (ABSA) supports, encourages and promotes the study of Australian birds and to contribute to their conservation.

BirdLife Australia is a national birding and ornithological organization formed by the recent amalgamation of Birds Australia (RAOU) and Bird Observation & Conservation Australia (BOCA). BirdLife Australia has branches throughout Australia that undertake a range of activities and projects, many of which include vital bird conservation work on a local, regional or national scale. It also utilizes the skills of Special Interest Groups to conduct and coordinate studies and projects on selected groups of birds – Raptors, Seabirds, and Waders.

Birds SA (South Australia) was founded in Adelaide in 1899 and is the oldest birding association in Australasia. It is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the conservation and study of Australian native birds.

Birdwatchers of Hervey Bay runs weekly birding outings in the area, and welcomes visitors.

Canberra Ornithologists Group (COG) observes, studies and conserves birds in the Canberra region.

Cumberland Bird Observers’ Club is an active birding organisation based in Sydney.

Toowoomba Bird Observers Inc. encourages the observation and study of the birds of the Toowoomba region

Related clubs and organisations

The Australian Rainforest Conservation Society (ARCS) is a national, non-government, not-for-profit organisation with headquarters in Brisbane. Its goals are to protect, repair and restore the rainforests of Australia. Their Facebook page can be viewed at:

Friends of the Earth is a voluntary group based in Brisbane concerned with social and environmental justice.

The National Parks Association of Queensland (NPAQ) is a non-government, non-party political, private organisation that campaigns for more National Parks and Protected Area Estate across Queensland.

Queensland Conservation is a peak non-government environment group which works to protect, conserve and sustain Queensland's environment.

Queensland Naturalists Club observes and studies a range of natural history topics.

The Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland (WPSQ) is a community environmental organisation dedicated to wildlife, conservation and the survival of species and ecosystems. WPSQ is a non-profit incorporated association with no political affiliations. Its head office is in Brisbane and it has branches throughout Queensland.

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