Nudgee Beach Wetlands — 21st August 2022
September 2022 Meeting — 1st September 2022
Oxley Creek Common — 11th September 2022
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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Cat and wildlife safety

© Andrea Schafer

As far as researchers are able to measure, it is likely that cats in Australia kill around 1 million birds per day. Of these, around one sixth are taken by domestic pets[1]. Disturbed by these numbers, Birds Queensland, together with Birdlife Southern Queensland and the Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland, has produced a brochure promoting ways to keep wildlife safe while at the same time improving the welfare of domestic cats.

You can download the brochure in a PDF form (PDF file, 531 KB). Read the information and spread the news.

The brochure has also been produced as printed leaflets. If you know of an occasion where they could be usefully distributed then you can collect some at a meeting or you may obtain some by contacting Birds Queensland’s Conservation Officer.

[1] Woinarski, et al. (2017). How many birds are killed by cats in Australia?. Biological Conservation. 214. 76-87. 10.1016/j.biocon.2017.08.006.

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Olive-backed Sunbird (Cinnyris jugularis) © Vince Bugeja