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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Australian birding clubs and organisations

Brown Honeyeater (Lichmera indistincta) © Mel Stewart

Birding clubs and organisations

Australian Bird Study Association Inc (ABSA) supports, encourages and promotes the study of Australian birds and to contribute to their conservation.

BirdLife Australia is a national birding and ornithological organization formed by the recent amalgamation of Birds Australia (RAOU) and Bird Observation & Conservation Australia (BOCA). BirdLife Australia has branches throughout Australia that undertake a range of activities and projects, many of which include vital bird conservation work on a local, regional or national scale. It also utilizes the skills of Special Interest Groups to conduct and coordinate studies and projects on selected groups of birds – Raptors, Seabirds, and Waders.

Birds SA (South Australia) was founded in Adelaide in 1899 and is the oldest birding association in Australasia. It is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the conservation and study of Australian native birds.

Birdwatchers of Hervey Bay runs weekly birding outings in the area, and welcomes visitors (we have no current contact details, but you could try searching for their Facebook group)

Canberra Ornithologists Group (COG) observes, studies and conserves birds in the Canberra region.

Cumberland Bird Observers’ Club is an active birding organisation based in Sydney.

Toowoomba Bird Observers Inc. encourages the observation and study of the birds of the Toowoomba region

Related clubs and organisations

The Australian Rainforest Conservation Society (ARCS) is a national, non-government, not-for-profit organisation with headquarters in Brisbane. Its goals are to protect, repair and restore the rainforests of Australia. Their Facebook page can be viewed at: https://www.facebook.com/SpringbrookRescue.

Friends of the Earth is a voluntary group based in Brisbane concerned with social and environmental justice.

The National Parks Association of Queensland (NPAQ) is a non-government, non-party political, private organisation that campaigns for more National Parks and Protected Area Estate across Queensland.

Queensland Conservation is a peak non-government environment group which works to protect, conserve and sustain Queensland’s environment.

Queensland Naturalists Club observes and studies a range of natural history topics.

The Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland (WPSQ) is a community environmental organisation dedicated to wildlife, conservation and the survival of species and ecosystems. WPSQ is a non-profit incorporated association with no political affiliations. Its head office is in Brisbane and it has branches throughout Queensland.

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