Community promotional activities

Introducing Bird Queensland - our stand at the 2008 Ekka. Photo: D. Niland

One way in which Birds Queensland promotes the welfare of and spreads the word about birds is through our information stands at a variety of events throughout the year. For a number of years we have had a display at the Ekka but, with the recent changes to the sites allocated, it has been reluctantly decided to concentrate on local events.

The BQ tent at World Wetlands Day. Photo: I&J Brown

Birds Queensland participates in production and distribution of brochures that help educate both adults and children to identify birds and suggest good places to see them. We also provide displays at a variety of events that are related to conservation or provide opportunities for public education. Some of our information stands are jointly run with BirdLife Australia – Southern Queensland. These events support similar organisations as well as promoting both birds and Birds Queensland.

During the year, Birds Queensland is represented at a variety of events such as Native Plants Queensland Spring Flower Show and Plant Sale at the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens. All such events provide valuable opportunities to encourage people to protect birds and their habitat and to better understand bird behaviour.

We also support local government and other environmental organisations in events such as the Mt Gravatt Koala and Environment Day. In addition, Birds Queensland members give talks and presentations at schools, retirement villages, garden group meetings and other venues on request.

The aim of all these activities is to promote birds, birding and Birds Queensland to the community and public and private organisations in Queensland.

Coming events

Peaks to Points 2021

The 2021 Peaks To Points Festival will host numerous events from July 17th to Aug 1st, in the regions of Brisbane's southside, Ipswich, Redlands and Logan. These include several guided bird-walks, some hosted by Birds Queensland and some by other experts.

For full details of the Festival program visit the Festival website. There you can find out more about the events on the program and "RSVP" to register your interest in specific activities.

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