Meetings are held in the Brunswick Room, Merthyr Road Uniting Church, 52 Merthyr Road, New Farm on the first Thursday of each month except January unless otherwise specified. Doors open at 7:00 pm and the meetings start at 7:30 pm with any notices or other business. A short talk is followed by the main address. Questions are invited following both talks. Supper is provided after the meeting and a $2 donation is requested to assist with the cost of refreshments and hire of the venue.

How to get to the Brunswick Room:

  • By road / parking - The Brunswick Room is accessed using the Amity Street entrance to the complex via the walk-way from Merthyr Road. There are signs directing members to the entrance. Only limited parking is available on site but street parking is available in Merthyr Road and nearby streets including Bowen Tce and Watson Street. There aren't any Parking Control Areas but near the intersection of Merthyr Road with Brunswick Street, there are specified parking requirements.
  • Train / bus - Travel to Fortitude Valley station then walk 305m to Brunswick Street Stop 207 near McLachlan Street, Fortitude Valley and take a Route 196 bus. There is a stop directly outside 52 Merthyr Road. After 6 p.m., buses come every 15 minutes. Please check the Translink journey planner for other options and timetables.
  • City Cat - There is a City Cat terminal at Sydney Street. It takes approximately 10 minutes to walk to 52 Merthyr Road from the terminal.

Meetings for 2019

3 October 2019

Short talk - Daniella Teixeira: Bioacoustic monitoring of breeding in red-tailed and glossy black-cockatoos. Daniella uses bioacoustics to investigate how the vocal behaviour of black-cockatoos at nests can provide information to aid conservation. Her work concerns two endangered populations of black-cockatoos (the south-eastern subspecies of red-tailed black-cockatoo, Calytorhynchus banksii graptogyne, and the Kangaroo Island subspecies of glossy black-cockatoo, C. lathami halmaturinus). It is difficult to measure breeding success for these two subspecies. Daniella will describe how nest-associated vocal behaviours can provide proxies of breeding success. If successful, the method could be applied on a larger scale to monitor breeding in these populations.

Long talk - Jon Coleman: The birds of Iron Range National Park, what we know and what we don’t know. Iron Range or Kutini Payamu National Park is well known for its unique birdlife and is a popular birding destination. Since 1990 birds have been studied in the park using banding as part of a long term monitoring program into their wellbeing. Jon will talk about the recent 2018 visit to monitor birds in the park and will talk about the journey from Brisbane to Cape York and some of the birding on the way. He will also share some of the results obtained to date, over the 28 years of the study, and talk about what this means both now, and what the future might bring for these unique species.

7 November 2019

5 December 2019 (AGM)

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