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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Bush Stone-curlew (Burhinus grallarius) © Ian and Jill Brown

Browse Sunbird issues and downloads

The Sunbird is a peer-reviewed journal published by the Queensland Ornithological Society Incorporated (Birds Queensland).

All Sunbird issues are now available for download in PDF format. You may download whole volumes of the journal or individual articles. Where you see a specific formatted reference, such as Sunbird 1(1):3-15 then selecting (clicking on) that should give you that article.

To help you find what is available, you may search for specific items, or browse full lists.

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To help you reach a specific article or topic of interest you may search in the following areas:

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You can browse the full listings of volume, article or author – by selecting your option in the drop-down list below:

List of Printed Sunbird Issues

Starting with volume 50, full issues will not be published. Only individual articles will be available.For these article use the search functions, or consult the recent releases page.

If you see any errors then please report them to Sunbird Web

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.
Sahul Sunbird (Cinnyris frenatus) © Vince Bugeja