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: firstname.lastname@example.org