Meetings are held in the Warner Hall, Merthyr Road Uniting Church, 52 Merthyr Road, New Farm, starting at 7:30pm, on the first Thursday of each month (except January) unless otherwise specified.

Covid-19 Status for meetings

From July 2021 the meetings operate under the Check-in Qld scheme mandated by the Qld State Government. Where possible, please ensure you have the "Check-in Qld" app on your mobile computing device and can scan the QR code or enter the 6-digit number to register your arrival. See Birds Qld's Covid-19 page for more details.

N.B. We are still operating under Government COVID restrictions, however the previous limit on attendance numbers at meetings has been relaxed. Bookings are currently not required.

Attendees must wear face masks at the meeting

Should the situation change before the next meeting, notification will be

  1. by Mailchimp email,
  2. on the website

Any enquiries can be made by

How to get to Warner Hall:

  • By road / parking - Access the Warner Hall from the walk-way from Merthyr Road. There are signs directing members to the entrance. Only limited parking is available on site, but street parking is available in Merthyr Road and nearby streets including Bowen Tce and Watson Street. There aren't any Parking Control Areas but near the intersection of Merthyr Road with Brunswick Street, there are specified parking requirements.
  • Train / bus - Travel to Fortitude Valley station then walk 305m to Brunswick Street Stop 207 near McLachlan Street, Fortitude Valley and take a Route 196 bus. There is a stop directly outside 52 Merthyr Road. After 6 p.m., buses come every 15 minutes. Please check the Translink journey planner for other options and timetables.
  • City Cat - There is a City Cat terminal at Sydney Street. It takes approximately 10 minutes to walk to 52 Merthyr Road from the terminal.

Meetings for 2021

7 October

Short talk - Evan Hamman: Local Level Governance for the Conservation of Migratory Shorebirds: A Study of Two Queensland Ramsar Sites.

Migratory shorebirds of the Asia-Pacific are facing tremendous pressures. Their effective conservation requires collaborative action across all levels of governance, from the international to the local. Evan will present the results of his research into local governance at two Australian wetland sites - Moreton Bay and Shoalwater- Corio Bay. He will discuss the variation in the degree of inter- agency coordination, the understanding of legal boundaries and the levels of political interest in shorebird protection. To fill a regulatory void, non-state actors have been performing key tasks such as restoration, research, education and the monitoring of shorebirds

Long talk - George Chapman: A Birding Trip on the Malaysian Peninsula.

George will talk about a two week birdwatching trip that he and his wife embarked on in April 2019, including sites in the Melaka and Kuala Lumpur regions, the Genting Highlands, Taman Negara National Park, Fraser’s Hill, and the Penang region. He will illustrate the talk with a wealth of photographs, concentrating on species that are not found in Australia.

Details also available in the PDF flyer.

4 November

2 December - AGM

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