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Birds Queensland

Birds Queensland’s aim is to promote the scientific study and conservation of birds by all means possible, with particular reference to the birds of Queensland. We formed in 1969 as the Queensland Ornithological Society, a not-for-profit organisation with membership coming from differing backgrounds including academics and amateur bird watchers


The Society generally offers members two walks each month and a monthly camp from February to December. Our monthly meetings from February to November feature two speakers on bird or conservation-related topics while our December meeting is our Annual General Meeting and photo show.

You can read more about our activities on our website and on our Facebook page.


Each year, Birds Queensland offers a limited number of grants for research relating to the conservation of birds and their habitats in Queensland, especially those under threat. The call for grants is in June/July each year with applications closing on 31 August.

From time to time, we also undertake other projects or support other research projects and information will be on our website.


Birds Queensland has a strong interest in the conservation of Queensland birds and their habitats. We are particularly interested in species under threat and have recently supported field work on the Carpentarian Grasswren and the Golden-shouldered Parrot.

The Society is a partner in the Glossy Black-Cockatoo Conservancy and has a delegate who keeps members informed of survey dates and the work of the Conservancy.

In addition, Birds Queensland advocates on issues where birds or their habitats are under threat.

Queensland Wader Study Group

Queensland Wader Study Group (QWSG) is a special interest group within Birds Queensland formed to further research on both migratory and resident waders (shorebirds) in Queensland and to work for their conservation.

QWSG has its own website and Facebook page. It also has a separate presence here on the Queensland Science Network.