J.C. Trotter Memorial Park — 16th June 2024
Millmerran Camp — 28th June 2024
Kumbartcho Sanctuary — 2nd July 2024
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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© Cameron Davidson

Developing our knowledge

Most of us still want to find out more about these wonderful creatures called birds.

With Birds Queensland, people can learn more through its community presentations, the use of the especially prepared Bird ID tables/brochures, and in the company of its members on outings and birding activities. We follow this up in two practical ways:

  • the Easy Start program, outings designed especially for new comers; and,
  • a two-level staged bird identification course that combines programmed use of the best guide books interpreted by experienced birders, together with selected outings to ensure a practical approach is used with birding.

Easy Start

Birds Queensland has arranged a regular bird watching outing called “Easy Start”. This is a special program for anyone who needs help in learning to identify our local bush birds and where they might be found, or even if they would just like an extra outing amongst the birds!

These relaxed outings are usually arranged on the fourth Sunday of each month and start at 7:00am or 7:30am (depending on the season). These outings take about two hours.

Bring your own morning tea, insect repellent, sunscreen, hat and drinking water. Although the outings are mostly in locations where there are prepared paths or marked tracks, it is recommended that solid shoes, hat and suitable clothing are worn that protects the skin from sun and the occasional insect .

Because binoculars and field guides are extremely useful for observing the smaller birds, Birds Queensland has up to ten pairs of binoculars and field guides available for participants.

For further information about upcoming Easy Start outings, please contact Lynda Litz-Tyne  lyndalitz@bigpond.com or Frank Burch camboislad@hotmail.com

Members and newcomers are most welcome at any of the general outing activities. These are led by experienced birders but with a more relaxed approach that lets each person to enjoy the natural environment and learn more about birds at their own pace. You will have the opportunity to ask questions, meet others of the society, watch birds in their natural habitats, and contribute to the society’s data base of bird observation.

Birds Queensland bird identification courses

Bird Identification Courses are offered from time to time depending on interest.

If you are interested in any future ID courses, please email the Secretary and also check this website from time to time.

Further support

The Queensland Wader Studies Group conducts courses on waders, including information about their migration, behaviour and identification.

Birds Queensland has an excellent library of audio-visual aids, book references, and serial publications on all aspects of birds and birding. Members have full access to the Birds Queensland Library Catalogue by arrangement with the particular librarian office bearers looking after these different sections. (Refer also to the Contact Us page).

See also the web pages in the Education section for bird identification tables, references, and fact sheets.

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.
Sahul Sunbird (Cinnyris frenatus) © Vince Bugeja