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October 2022 Meeting — 6th October 2022
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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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October 2022 Meeting

Tawny Frogmouth (Podargus strigoides) © Dennis Peel

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The meeting will comply with the COVID-19 restrictions operating at the time of the meeting and comply with Birds Queensland’s COVID Safe Plan.
Birds Queensland videos presentations: Members will be notified when the videos are available for viewing online.

Short Talk

Dennis Peel – A Bird’s Eye View of the History of Fairfield, 4103, Queensland.

Dennis will draw on historical writings and images to illustrate the changes in habitat for birds in an inner-city suburb and the associated implications for bird populations over the last 200 years.  What will it mean for the next 100 years?

Sketch of 1820 Fairfield Area supplied © Dennis Peel

Long Talk

Leo Biggs – Raptor monitoring techniques: a global review and South East Queensland comparison.

Leo will begin his presentation with the results and implications of a global systematic review of raptor monitoring since 2000.

This will lead into a comparison of novel and traditional monitoring techniques for recording raptor diversity, population dynamics and diet.  Over the past 12 months as part of the Raptor Monitoring Techniques Project, Leo has conducted over 500 hours of observations throughout South East Queensland.  He will discuss the preliminary results from the use of different monitoring techniques.

Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus axillaris) © Leo Biggs

For more information on the Raptor Monitoring Techniques Project:

  • Date and Time
    Thursday, 6th Oct 2022
    7:30 pm — 10:00 pm
  • Location
    Merthyr Road Uniting Church
    52 Merthyr Rd, New Farm QLD 4005
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    Access to over 700 electronic files, videos and hardcopy books and magazines.
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    The society holds regular monthly camps and walks for members and guests, as well as monthly meetings.
Olive-backed Sunbird (Cinnyris jugularis) © Vince Bugeja