About Birds Queensland

 image - Birders watch water birds at Darra
Members observing water birds on a Darra bird walk
Photo: C. Ivin
Organisation
Monthly meetings
The Bower
Publications
Making a Donation
Outdoor activities
Education
Special interest groups
So, why not join us?

Birds Queensland

Birds Queensland is a non-profit organisation that finances its own activities. Our logo, shown on the right, is the brightly coloured and beautiful Sunbird which is normally found only between Normanton and Bundaberg. A major regular activity is the monthly meeting (except January) with a topic presented by a guest speaker. There are regular camps at convenient locations where we observe birds and learn from the more expert members. Birds Queensland usually conducts both a one day and half day bird walk each month.

More information on these and other topics of who we are and what we do, can be found on the other pages in this section of the website. The items below summarise a few of them, for a quick overview.

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Organisation

The administration and operation of all our activities are overseen by a Management Committee which is elected by and from members, annually at the Annual General Meeting. Our many activities are all organised and run by volunteer members.

Monthly meetings

The Society holds its monthly General Meetings at the Royal Geographical Society Rooms at 237 Milton Road, Milton (opposite the Railway Station, UBD 159 F11) on the first Thursday of each month (except January). The doors open at 7.15 pm and meetings start at 7.45 pm. The evening's main address (normally about 40-45 minutes) is followed by a light supper and gives members and guests the opportunity to meet new members, chat, browse or buy bird-related merchandise.

The Bower

In May 2014, Birds Queensland and BirdLife Southern Queensland took possession of a Brisbane City Council community facility at Dutton Park. Further details are available here.

Publications

All members receive the monthly newsletter (except January) which covers a wide variety of topics. It also includes a list of forthcoming activities and reports on recent ones. Members also receive a copy of the quarterly journal, the Sunbird. Non-members can receive the Sunbird for a price of $15 per issue.

Making a donation

We are registered with the ATO for Tax Deductible Donations, which can be given either:

1.   Directly to the Organisation, for it's general purposes, or
2.   To our Research Fund, for funding Research Grants.

Further details are available here.

 image - Mike West leads from the front at Anstead Bushland
'All heads up' during an outdoor field excursion at Anstead Bushland
Photo: C. Ivin

Outdoor activities

Birds Queensland holds regular field excursions, including midweek and weekend day outings and campouts. On occasions, extended birding tours are also organised.

Education

Birds Queensland has a strong education program by way of bird identification workshops, participation at suitable public displays and activities. When invited, we are very keen to pass on our knowledge and experience of birds to schools and community gatherings.

Special interest groups

In addition, the organisation assists in facilitating the formation of special interest groups such as the Queensland Wader Study Group (QWSG) and the informal Photogroup. It also organises and promotes an annual Queensland Bird Count, and a Twitchathon.

So, why not join us?

Birds Queensland welcomes new members. There are many advantages of membership, and we would welcome your enquiry for more information.

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