Nudgee Beach Wetlands — 21st August 2022
September 2022 Meeting — 1st September 2022
Oxley Creek Common — 11th September 2022
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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What bird is this?

Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla) © Vince Bugeja

Bird identification can be difficult, even for experienced birders, and many discussions occur during group walks and camps on this subject.

Reference books are most useful and our separate reference page details a range of books that you may be able to find at your local library to learn about and to identify our Australian birds.

In addition, Birds Queensland has a number of aids which may help both beginners and experienced birders to know exactly which bird they have seen.

Bird identification resources

© Vernon Kretschmann

Identifying birds

Bird identification can be difficult, even for experienced birders, and many discussions occur during group walks and camps on this subject.
© Vince Bugeja

Bird Identification Guides

These guides focus is on bird behaviour and photo essays which describe it
© Vernon Kretschmann

Bird lists

Browse and download lists of species throughout Queensland and Australia
© Vernon Kretschmann

Field guides and references

A good field guide will help to identify birds, as well as provide information

Report your sightings

Species to be referred to Rarities Committees

A list of bird species that are rare enough that their reporting needs to be confirmed by the rareties committee.

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