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.
Learn more
We produce a range of brochures and other information on birds in Queensland, and on all aspects of birding in Queensland.
Learn more
Bird identification can be difficult, even for experienced birders, and many discussions occur during group walks and camps on this subject.
Learn more
We produce a range of brochures and other information on birds in Queensland, and on all aspects of birding in Queensland.
Learn more
“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.”
Learn more
Organizations like Birds Queensland assist with scientific research projects by raising money each year and allocating it as grants.
Learn more
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.
Learn more
Access files, videos and the hardcopy library catalogue
Learn more
Welcome to the Birds Queensland member’s area. These pages contain information that will only be available to BQ members.
Learn more

Kumbartcho Sanctuary

Striated Pardalote, Kumbartcho Sanctuary, Queensland (Pardalotus striatus melanocephalus) © Andrew Rock

Kumbartcho is a council owned Flora & Fauna Sanctuary that adjoins the South Pine River at Eatons Hill. There are remnants of riverine rainforest next to the river that existed when European settlers first came to the area. In the past 15 years a group of South Pine River Warriors have planted approximately 140,000 trees and other plants making this reserve the perfect habitat for a list of 179 species of birds over the past 13yrs – per eBird. The track along the river is an easy walk of approximately 1.5kms (each way) after walking down a set of stairs from the carparks and dam. The walk will take approximately 2.5 to 3 hours dependent on our pace.

As usual please wear a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent & water. We will have morning tea and bird call somewhere at the facility between the 2 car parks chosen when we finish the walk. There are toilets at the complex and please also bring a chair. For anyone interested, there is a plant nursery for any gardening enthusiasts.

Directions: 2nd car park, Bunya Pine Court, Eatons Hill, Brisbane (northside). Rather than using the carpark itself, please park in either Draper Rd or Bunya Pine Court & walk to the 2nd carpark as it’s School Holidays & mothers & toddlers like to park closer to the nursery. Be aware that it’s illegal to park with your car tyres on the grassy nature strip.

  • Date and Time
    Tuesday, 2nd Jul 2024
    7:30 am
  • Location
    Kumbartcho Sanctuary
    Bunya Pine Court, Eatons Hill, Qld 4037
    View on Google Maps
  • Leader
    • Sue Lee
      0419 789 168
  • Walking Grade
    Grade 2
    Formed track. May have gentle hills and some steps. No bushwalking experience required.

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