Queensland Ornithological Conference

Queensland Ornithological Conference 2018
Photo: Deborah Metters

Every other year, Birds Queensland and BirdLife Southern Queensland join forces to co-host the Queensland Ornithological Conference. This event brings together local and national experts and enthusiasts on Australian avifauna to share and discuss the latest bird research and conservation.

The 2018 Queensland Ornithological Conference was held on June 23rd at the University of Queensland Women's College. 150 attendees heard from fourteen expert speakers including researchers, bird conservationists and students, who gave talks united by the conference theme of "Birds and Habitats". Talks covered such topics as local and large-scale movement patterns of Queensland birds, species-specific ecological studies, trend analyses, development of a local bird atlas regional conservation issues, and legislative aspects of bird habitat protection. This year's conference was also enhanced by a range of stalls with information and representatives from conference sponsors, a video presentation about Queensland's owls, two highly informative student poster presentations, and a pop-up art display by a local artist. Participants also had the option to attend one of four free guided bird walks in the greater Brisbane region on the morning after the conference. Many volunteers put in a tremendous amount of effort to make the 2018 conference a great success and an enjoyable weekend for all.

Stay tuned for details of the 2020 conference!