Meetings are held in the Warner Hall, Merthyr Road Uniting Church, 52 Merthyr Road, New Farm, starting at 7:30pm, on the first Thursday of each month (except January) unless otherwise specified.

Covid-19 Status for meetings

From July 2021 the meetings operate under the Check-in Qld scheme mandated by the Qld State Government. Where possible, please ensure you have the "Check-in Qld" app on your mobile computing device and can scan the QR code or enter the 6-digit number to register your arrival. See Birds Qld's Covid-19 page for more details.

N.B. We are still operating under Government COVID restrictions, however the previous limit on attendance numbers at meetings has been relaxed. Bookings are currently not required.

Attendees must wear face masks at the meeting

Should the situation change before the next meeting, notification will be

  1. by Mailchimp email,
  2. on the website
  3. by email to those who booked via Eventbrite.

Any enquiries can be made by

How to get to Warner Hall:

  • By road / parking - Access the Warner Hall from 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 2021

2 September

Short talk - Janet Carew: Glossy Black-Cockatoo Research at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) and the role of Citizen Scientists.

Janet, who is standing in for Dr Gabriel Conroy, will describe research by the USC Genecology Research Centre into the feeding habitat of the Glossy Black-Cockatoo. She will discuss the results of recently published South East Queensland research and a two-year research project currently underway in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. You will also find out how you, as citizen scientists, can contribute to the conservation of the vulnerable Glossy Black-Cockatoo.

Long talk - Raja Stephenson: Destination Iwo Jima: A Virtual Voyage off Japan to See Island Endemics and Seabirds.

Join Raja on a virtual island adventure. Leaving Tokyo, we will travel 1200 km south on a ferry through the Izu and Ogasawara Island groups, with our final destination a rare tour of Iwo Jima and the Volcano Island group. Along the way we will see many of Japan’s island endemics and do some pelagic seabirding, Japanese-style!

Details also available in the PDF flyer.

7 October

4 November

2 December - AGM

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