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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Commercial birding tours and information

Black-necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus) © Scott Fox

The addition or absence of any birding tour organisations or businesses on this web page does not indicate a specific endorsement by Birds Queensland.

Andrew Isles Natural History Books is based in Melbourne, with both new and second-hand titles, and a mail order service.

Araucaria Ecotours is a Queensland based ecotourism business which offers birding day tours from Brisbane.

Daintree Birdwatching is compiled by Andrew and Trish Forsyth, keen birdwatchers and owner/operators of Red Mill House in Daintree.

Daintree Boatman Nature Tours is a small tour business, owned and operated by professional nature guide Murray Hunt, offering premium small-group wildlife cruises on the Daintree River as well as private wildlife-spotting day tours.

Directory of Australian Pelagics provides information on pelagic trips around Australia and New Zealand, mostly run on a not-for-profit basis.

Endemic Guides – Malaysia and Borneo arranges birdwatching tours in Malaysia.

Girraween Environmental Lodge provides accommodation near Girraween National Park in the Granite Belt, near Stanthorpe.

Gondwana Guides specialises in small group and private birdwatching tours in south-east Queensland as well as other areas in Australia and Sabah (Borneo).

Karana Bird Tours –  is a tour business for small groups owned and operated by Detlef Davies. Offers tours ranging from S-E Qld to international destinations. 

Lloyd Nielsen’s Birding Australia promotes birding in Australia through his publications which include Birding Australia, a directory for birders. Online shop for birders.

Mt Barney Lodge Birdweek is held each September during National Threatened Species Week. It includes tours and workshops run by experienced birders.

Nature Sound covers David Stewart’s recordings of birds and other wild sounds.

Wild Tour Vietnam arranges expert birding tours, wild animal photography and wildlife adventures in Vietnam.

Other organisations wishing to be added in a similar manner to this listing should apply by email to our Secretary together with any promotional information, references and contacts, etc. attached. Birds Queensland reserves the right to accept or reject any such applications without inferring any favour or disagreement with the services offered by the organisation by such a decision.

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