August 2024 Meeting — 1st August 2024
Mungarra Reserve — 7th August 2024
Anstead Bushland Reserve — 10th August 2024
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 lists

Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater (Acanthagenys rufogularis) © Vernon Kretschmann

The following Species Lists have been complied using the Systematics and Taxonomy of the International Ornithological Congress.  The world list can be downloaded from the World Bird List website.

For identifying the status of  “Australian” birds, we have relied on Birdlife Australia’s Working List of Australian Birds. That list uses a slightly different taxonomic scheme, so species have been converted where necessary to IOC nomenclature.

We provide  lists of common and scientific names for birds that have been seen in:

  1. Australia (including territorial islands such as Christmas Island, Norfolk Is and to the subantarctic islands: Heard and Macquarie);
  2. Queensland, including Torres Strait

In addition, CheckLists are provided for various regions to assist anyone who wishes to record their personal sightings. Very rare  sightings are generally excluded from these lists.  Checklists provide only the common name, so that we can fit more to a page.

In some lists, a status such as “introduced” or “vagrant” may be included. That currently follows WLAB status, and by ‘vagrant’ it means that the species is not established anywhere in the Australian territories but may visit sporadically or rarely.

June 2023, based on IOC version 13.1


2020  lists, based on IOC version 10.1

These lists were based mainly on the  IOC version 10.1, with a few changes from 10.2 included.

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  • 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