August 2024 Meeting — 1st August 2024
Mungarra Reserve — 7th August 2024
Anstead Bushland Reserve — 10th August 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.
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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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Australian and overseas birding resources

Beach Stone-curlew (Esacus magnirostris) © Vernon Kretschmann

The web sites of the following birding resources may be linked via their headings.

Avibase is an extensive database information system about all birds of the world, containing over 4.5 million records over 10,000 species and 22,000 subspecies of birds, including distribution information, taxonomy, synonyms in several languages, and more. [The IOC currently reports over 11,000 species and nearly 20,000 subspecies]

Birdata is a Birds Australia site which provides detailed atlas information on distribution of bird species Australia by month.

Birding Aus is an on-line blog for everyone with an interest in Australia’s wild birds, their conservation and behaviour.

Birdwatching in and near Cooktown provides information about North Queensland birdwatching locations, accommodation, tours and links to other birding resources.

Birdphotos Greg Holland and Leon Keasey provide images of hundreds of species of Australia birds with informative notes.

Birds in Backyards is a research, education and conservation program focusing on the birds that live where people live. It provides notes on a wide range of bird species, and identification aids.

Bird Tracker is an indigenous-managed bird-watching tour operator in Cape York, Queensland, Australia. Local Indigenous Guide Chris Noel Dean runs tours that lets you discover the magnificent birds and other wildlife in the Iron Range of Cape York.

Birdway contains Ian Montgomery’s photographs of a wide range of Australian and overseas birds.

Broome Bird Observatory established by Birds Australia, is dedicated to the conservation of migratory shorebirds.

Cooloola Birding For information on birding at Cooloola Mountains to Shore.

Ecology Centre, University of Queensland (Director – Prof Hugh Possingham) conducts a range of environmental teaching and research.

Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP) provides detailed information on, and maps of, parks and forests throughout Queensland, including any current alerts.

Eremaea Birdlines is a service provided by Birdlife Australia for reporting and recording unusual and interesting observations of wild birds in Australia. Reports may be transferred as checklists to the eBird database and thus appear on the eBird web site and be made available to researchers according to the eBird data usage conditions.

Eremaea eBird is a great place to keep your personal bird records and at the same time contribute to global conservation and research. It allows you to record the birds you see, keep track of your bird lists, explore dynamic maps and graphs, and share your sightings with the eBird community.

Fatbirder provides information about birds, birding and birdwatching for birders anywhere in the world.

Girraween National Park. Vanessa and Chris Ryan’s website dedicated to Girraween National Park, Queensland, providing comprehensive information and photographs of the park’s natural resources.

Graeme Chapman has images of most Australian bird species on his website.

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