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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The Bower

Red-browed Finch (Neochmia temporalis) © Mel Stewart

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

We were very fortunate, and extremely grateful, to receive a Lord Mayor’s Community Sustainability and Environmental Grant for the establishment and operating costs of ‘The Bower’. This has given the opportunity for both Birds Queensland and BirdLife Southern Queensland to have a permanent ‘bower’.

The grant covers insurance, water and electricity costs, pest control, repairs and maintenance and some furniture (kitchen utensils, crockery, ladders, tables to name a few items).

The building has two storerooms on the main level, an adjacent kitchenette and the remainder is a large room. Under the building are another storeroom and two toilets. The Bower is an ideal space for both groups to store their display items in separate storerooms, to hold meetings and workshops and to plan for displays and other events.

On 22 November 2014, an open afternoon was held attended by members of Birds Queensland and BirdLife Southern Queensland as well as our nearby neighbours and other members of the community. Councillor Helen Abrahams of The Gabba Ward officiated and formally opened the building and named it ‘The Bower’.

Lord Mayor’s Community Sustainability and Environmental Grants have also been received over several years to assist with administration and operating costs. These grants have been very welcome and we appreciate the support of the Lord Mayor and the Brisbane City Council.

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