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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Meetings

Red-capped Robin (Petroica goodenovii) © Vernon Kretschmann

CORONAVIRUS precautions have been relaxed – details are on this page

Meetings are held in the Warner Hall, Merthyr Road Uniting Church, 52 Merthyr Road, New Farm, starting at 7:30pm, on the first Thursday of each month (except January) unless otherwise specified.

Covid-19 Status for meetings

Face masks are not mandated under current guidelines, but are still advised.

Any enquiries can be made by emailing the Secretary

How to get to Warner Hall:

  • By road / parking – Access the Warner Hall from the walk-way from Merthyr Road. There are signs directing members to the entrance. Only limited parking is available on site, but street parking is available in Merthyr Road and nearby streets including Bowen Tce and Watson Street. There aren’t any Parking Control Areas but near the intersection of Merthyr Road with Brunswick Street, there are specified parking requirements.
  • Train / bus – Travel to Fortitude Valley station then walk 305m to Brunswick Street Stop 207 near McLachlan Street, Fortitude Valley and take a Route 196 bus. There is a stop directly outside 52 Merthyr Road. After 6 p.m., buses come every 15 minutes. Please check the Translink journey planner https://jp.translink.com.au/plan-your-journey/journey-planner for other options and timetables.
  • City Cat – There is a City Cat terminal at Sydney Street. It takes approximately 10 minutes to walk to 52 Merthyr Road from the terminal.

Meetings for 2022

More details will be posted as they become available.

  • 4 August
  • 1 September
  • 6 October
  • 3 November
  • 1 December – AGM

Upcoming Meetings

December 2022 Meeting and AGM
  • 1st December 2022
  • 7:30 pm
  • Merthyr Road Uniting Church

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