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 Management Committee

© Andrea Schafer

Volunteers & Office Bearers 2022

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

Management Committee

President Andrew Thelander
Secretary Janette Thurley
Treasurer Wayne Lock
Vice President Scott Fox
Past President Stephen Prowse
Committee Member Ofalia Ho
Committee Member Paul Marty
Committee Member Rae Clark
Committee Member Andrea Schafer
Committee Member David McAully
Committee Member Rod Gardner

Other Office Bearers

Membership & Administration

Membership Officer Norah Blunden
Assistant Membership Officer Rod Cox


Speaker Co-ordinator Annette Foy
Meetings – Audio-visual Peter Davies
Orientation Officers (Meetings) Marion Roper and Vernon Kretschmann
Merchandise Team Contact Andrea Schafer

Publications, Communications and Publicity

Bird Education Group liaison Marie Bermingham
Display Coordinator Paul Marty
Email Editor Chelsea Parks
Facebook Administrator Ofalia Ho
Newsletter Advertising Maggie Overend
Newsletter Editor Chris Hendry
Sunbird Coordinators Richard Noske, Stephen Prowse, Andrew Ley
Website Coordinator Andrew Humpherys

Conservation, Research and Reference

Bowra Co-ordinator David McAully
Conservation Officer Rod Gardner
Glossy Black Cockatoo Conservancy Delegate Marion Grover
Librarian – Books & Audio-visual Tim Kastelle
Librarian – Periodical Judith Giles
Rarities Officer David Stewart
Research Committee Chairman Greg Anderson
Sightings Officer Mel Stewart

Camps, Outings & Activities

Campouts Coordinator John Walton
Day Walks Coordinator Lynn Kelly
Easy Start Walks Coordinator Dawn Muir
Photogroup Coordinator Jill Brown
Twitchathon Coordinators Paul Marty

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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