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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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The Sunbird – Recent Issues

Birds Queensland began publishing volume 51 of The Sunbird journal in 2024.


Contents to Date – Volume 51

  • Fulton, G.R. & Fulton, G.R., “Brush-turkey incubation mound withstands partial inundation by floods“, Vol 51 (1), pp 1-4 – Read the article


In January 2023 Birds Queensland published volume 50 of The Sunbird journal.

This began a process where all articles were released individually as they became available.


Contents – Volume 50

  • Ley, A., Hume, S. & Tynan, B.: “Birds in Welford National Park, Queensland“, Vol 50 (supp.), pp 1-93 – Read the article.
  • Strong, M.K. & Noske, R.A.: “Little Corellas Cacatua sanguinea feeding on fruits of the Grey Mangrove Avicennia marina“, Vol 50 (1), pp 1-4 – Read the article.
  • Roberts, G.: “First record of New Caledonian Storm-petrel Fregetta lineata for Australia”, Vol 50 (1), pp 5-8 – Read the article.
  • Herrington, D.B., Reed, R. P. & Muir,B.: “Probable fungus on bower decorations of the Golden Bowerbird”, Vol 50 (1), pp 9-12 – Read the article.
  • Reed, R. P. & Herrington, D.B.: “Red-necked Phalaropes on the northern tip of Cape York and a review of Queensland sightings”, Vol 50 (1), pp 13-18 – Read the article.
  • Noske, R.A.: “Predation of nestling Weebills by the Torresian Crow and Square-tailed Kite”, Vol 50 (1), pp 19-23 – Read the article.
  • Scambler, E.C. & Daly, P.J.: “Breeding behaviour and nestling diet of Blue-winged Kookaburras Dacelo leachii on Magnetic Island, North Queensland”, Vol 50 (1), pp 24-37 – Read the article.
  • Noske, R.A.: “Obituary: Margaret Cameron AM (1937-2023)”, Vol 50 (1), pp 38-40 – Read the article.

Volume 49 (2022)

Details for volume 49  can be seen on this page.


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    The society holds regular monthly camps and walks for members and guests, as well as monthly meetings.
Sahul Sunbird (Cinnyris frenatus) © Vince Bugeja