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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Welcome to the Birds Queensland member’s area. These pages contain information that will only be available to BQ members.
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Outings

© Andrea Schafer

CORONAVIRUS precautions have been relaxed – details are on this page

Birds Queensland has two main outings each month, one on a weekend, and the other in mid-week.

Birds Queensland has two main outings each month, one on a weekend, and the other in mid-week. The Photogroup usually has an outing each month on the weekend, mostly in the morning, though the tide influences the timing if waders are the target. Details for these outings over the next few months are recorded  below.

In addition, there are Easy Start walks for new members, on the last Sunday of each month (except December). Interested persons should contact Dawn Muir by telephone 3870 8076 or by email for details of locations and timing.

Campouts and Day Walks are intended to be enjoyable occasions for all BQ members. Belonging to BQ is a voluntary leisure activity where participants can observe birds to whatever degree of expertise they wish, relax and interact with like-minded fellow birdwatchers. Thank you to our members for contributing positively to this ethos.

The Queensland Waders Study Group offers wader-ID days through the year timed to suit the tide and location. The group also undertakes formal Wader counts on a regular basis, however these are not suited to casual visitors. Full details are given on the QWSG web page.

Outings organized by groups other than Birds Qld are listed below for those who would like to participate.

The details of some of the following outings listed may need to be confirmed, and additional outings may be added as the year progresses, so keep checking here at least each month. If the details of the meeting place, etc. given are insufficient, please call the nominated Leader for more precise directions. It is also important to notify the Leader to confirm your attendance. We encourage car-pooling wherever possible.

Upcoming Outings

© Caleb Gittins
Araucaria Track, Walkabout Creek Centre near The Gap
  • 30th November 2022
  • 7:00 am
  • Araucaria Track, Walkabout Creek Centre near The Gap
© Caleb Gittins
Boondall Wetlands Walk
  • 18th December 2022
  • 6:15 am
  • Boondall Wetlands Walk
© Peter Storer
Samford Eco-Corridor
  • 21st January 2023
  • 6:30 am
  • Samford Eco-Corridor

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    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