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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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-watching in Queensland

Kakadu Roost, Bribie Island © Cameron Davidson

Birds can be seen almost anywhere in Queensland – cities and towns, rainforest, farmland, the arid interior, and coastlines. Many areas offer superb opportunities for bird-watchers.

Birds Queensland has produced several publications which assist in finding birds by identifying specific areas which have an abundance of birds, across a range of habitats.

Birds Queensland maintains a list of good bird-watching places in Queensland. It is in two parts, one covering south-east Queensland south to the border, west to Inglewood, and north to Landsborough. UBD references are provided to assist in the location of the sites, where possible.

The second part covers other sites in Queensland. Some of the sites have clickable links which may provide more detail. Please email Birds Queensland if you have additional information on any of the listed sites, or have other interesting sites you would like to see added.

“Bird Places” brochures

Birds Queensland and Birdlife Southern Qld, in association with local councils and other bodies in South-East Queensland have put together a series of brochures highlighting locations that are good for birdwatching.

  • Bird Places of Brisbane

    Our brochure produced in conjunction with the Brisbane City Council, gives details of 48 places in Brisbane, including addresses, UBD references, lists of the facilities available, ratings as birdwatching places, details of track conditions and accessibility, and notes on which birds could be seen. A copy can be obtained from the above organisations, Birds Queensland, or can be downloaded below.

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  • Bird Places of Logan

    A collaborative project between Birds Queensland, Birdlife Southern Queensland and Logan City Council. This brochure can be obtained from Birds Queensland, the collaborating organisations, or can be downloaded in electronic form here.

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  • Bird Places of the Gold Coast

    Produced in conjunction with Birds Queensland, BirdLife Southern Queensland, Federation Walk, SEQ Catchments, National Trust Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and Gold Coast City Council. A copy can be obtained from the above organisations, Birds Queensland, or can be downloaded below.

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  • Bird Places of Ipswich

    A collaborative project between Birds Queensland, Birdlife Southern Queensland and Ipswich City Council, this brochure can be obtained from Birds Queensland, the collaborating organisations, or can be downloaded below.

    Download pdf (1.25 MB)
  • Bird Places of Moreton Bay Region

    A collaborative project between Birds Queensland, Birdlife Southern Queensland and Moreton Bay Regional Council. This brochure can be obtained from Birds Queensland, the collaborating organisations, or can be downloaded in electronic form here.

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Bird Places of Redlands

In addition, BirdLife Southern Queensland has produced a Bird Places of the Redlands brochure. You can access and download a copy at https://www.birdlife.org.au/locations/birdlife-southern-queensland/birdwatching-information-sq

Specific bird trails

A number of local authorities and other organisations have developed Bird Trails for their areas, listing sites or routes which provide good birdwatching opportunities. Such information may be available from the following links, or from town information centres.

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Olive-backed Sunbird (Cinnyris jugularis) © Vince Bugeja