Nudgee Beach Wetlands — 21st August 2022
September 2022 Meeting — 1st September 2022
Oxley Creek Common — 11th September 2022
Our activities include conservation and research-oriented projects, educational activities, and activities which provide opportunities to meet with other people interested in birds and birding and to share experiences.
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We produce a range of brochures and other information on birds in Queensland, and on all aspects of birding in Queensland.
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Bird identification can be difficult, even for experienced birders, and many discussions occur during group walks and camps on this subject.
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We produce a range of brochures and other information on birds in Queensland, and on all aspects of birding in Queensland.
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“Of those bird species known to have been present or to have visited regularly in Australia when Europeans settled in 1788, 1.9% are Extinct and a further 11.5 % are considered Threatened. Some 6.0 % are Near Threatened.”
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Organizations like Birds Queensland assist with scientific research projects by raising money each year and allocating it as grants.
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Birds Queensland is a non-profit organisation that finances its own activities. Our logo is the brightly coloured and beautiful Sunbird which is normally found only between Normanton and Bundaberg.
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Access files, videos and the hardcopy library catalogue
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Welcome to the Birds Queensland member’s area. These pages contain information that will only be available to BQ members.
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About Birds Queensland

Olive-backed sunbird (Cinnyris jugularis) © Paul Jensen

Birds Queensland is a non-profit organisation that finances its own activities. Our logo is the brightly coloured and beautiful Sunbird which is normally found only between Normanton and Bundaberg.

A major regular activity is the monthly meeting (except January) with a topic presented by a guest speaker. There are regular camps at convenient locations where we observe birds and learn from the more expert members. Birds Queensland usually conducts both a one day and half day bird walk each month.

More information on these and other topics of who we are and what we do, can be found on the other pages in this section of the website. The items below summarise a few of them, for a quick overview.

In 2019, Birds Queensland (the Queensland Ornithological Society Inc) celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of its formation.

Organisation

The administration and operation of all our activities are overseen by a Management Committee, which is elected by and from members, annually at the Annual General Meeting. Our many activities are all organised and run by volunteer members.

Monthly meetings

The Society holds its monthly General Meetings in the Brunswick Room, Merthyr Road Uniting Church, 52 Merthyr Road, New Farm on the first Thursday of each month (except January). The doors open at 7.15 pm and meetings start at 7.45 pm. The evening’s main address (normally about 40-45 minutes) is followed by a light supper and gives members and guests the opportunity to meet new members, chat, browse or buy bird-related merchandise.

The Bower

In May 2014, Birds Queensland and BirdLife Southern Queensland took possession of a Brisbane City Council community facility at Dutton Park. Further details are available here.

Publications

All members receive the monthly newsletter (except January) which covers a wide variety of topics. It also includes a list of forthcoming activities and reports on recent ones. Members also receive a copy of the quarterly journal, the Sunbird. Non-members can receive the Sunbird for a price of $15 per issue.

More about Birds Queensland

© Scott Fox

How to join

Birds Queensland is a non-profit society that finances its own activities. You can apply for membership in a number of ways.
© Andrea Schafer

The Management Committee

We have a large team of people who keep Birds Queensland going. These people deserve recognition and our greatest support and help.
© Mel Stewart

The Bower

In May 2014, Birds Queensland and BirdLife Southern Queensland took possession of a Brisbane City Council community facility at Dutton Park.
© Denise Downham

Advertising with us

We offer advertising opportunities in our newsletter for you to promote your product, services or accommodation.
© Denise Downham

Birds Queensland Rarities Appraisal Committee

View case files from the Birds Queensland Rarities Appraisal Committee
© Peter Storer

History

Birds Queensland (the Queensland Ornithological Society Inc) celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of its formation in 2019.
© Mel Stewart

News

Read the latest news and updates from Birds Queensland
© Mel Stewart

Make a donation

Birds Queensland is the registered trading name of the Queensland Ornithological Society Inc. and our ABN is 43 891 564 740. We are a not-for-profit organization.

So, why not join us?

  • Monthly newsletter
    Members receive a monthly newsletter except in January.
  • Library
    Access to over 700 electronic files, videos and hardcopy books and magazines.
  • Outings and activities
    The society holds regular monthly camps and walks for members and guests, as well as monthly meetings.
Olive-backed Sunbird (Cinnyris jugularis) © Vince Bugeja