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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Bird Research and Banding Group

Sacred Kingfisher (Todiramphus sanctus) © Caleb Gittins

The Bird Research and Banding Group is a special-interest group within Birds Qld.

The Queensland Bird Research and Banding Group (QBRBG: the Group) is a Special Interest Group within Birds Queensland. The Group furthers the scientific study and knowledge of the birds of Queensland and adjacent areas using banding and other related scientific methods. This includes using technological advances in the use of geolocation and satellite tracking and other emerging technologies.

As a primarily citizen-science group, the Group encourages involvement in the scientific study of bird populations through an education program that facilitates skilled and ethical research practice among prospective banders. Members of QBRBG will have the opportunity to learn and develop bird banding and survey techniques through our program of training and mentoring and through regular fieldwork.

To facilitate citizen-science studies, the group encourages trained banders to contribute to a series of defined long term monitoring projects through facilitation of ethics and state government approvals for state-wide projects in non-protected areas as well as in relevant protected areas across Queensland and adjacent regions.

The group also encourages and helps banders to write and publish their results in peer reviewed scientific journals, ensuring new findings are widely and publicly available to increase the knowledge and conservation of birds. Through the group’s training program all activities are conducted to the highest standards of bird welfare and well-being.

Members will also receive the annual Bird Banding report, which is summarised in The Sunbird each year.

To contact the Group or enquire about membership please email: qbrbgcorrespondence@gmail.com

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.
Olive-backed Sunbird (Cinnyris jugularis) © Vince Bugeja