BirdLife Australia is proud to be the nation’s largest bird conservation organisation. As an independent, not-for-profit organisation, our aim is clear: to create a bright future for Australia’s birds.
We have been a voice for Australia’s birdlife for well over a century, protecting birds and their habitats through our robust programs and informed advocacy. It is the powerful passion of our members and supporters which keeps us moving forward and gives us our strength. With active branches and groups across the country,we are able to tap into local issues as well as understanding the bigger picture.
What we do
Our mission is to make a real and positive difference for Australia’s birds. Over the years our conservation work has achieved beneficial results for a wide range of different species. Our experience and specialised knowledge combined with our ability to unite and inspire the bird-loving community means that we can act quickly and decisively at local, state and national levels.
It’s not just about saving our precious birds — we all enjoy watching birds as well. This is why we help people learn about birds and conduct a diverse array of activities so that you can get out into nature and appreciate birds with like-minded people.
Like you, birds are in our nature.
Across Queensland the are several branches of Birdlife Australia.
This includes BirdLife Southern Queensland (BSQ) which extends some 400 kms down the east coast of southern Queensland from Maryborough to the NSW border and west for 1700 kms to the NT border past Birdsville.
This is a diverse area from the white dunes of the World Heritage Fraser Island to the red dunes of the Simpson Desert National Park. In between are beaches, mountains and plains containing wetlands, heaths, rainforests, mulga and brigalow scrubs, grasslands, eucalypt forests and woodlands.
We specialise in bird surveys with emphasis on threatened species and habitats, especially in a number of Key Biodiversity Areas. We are taking an increased interest in local conservation issues where birds are affected. There are six Local Branches and a Photography Group. They have a rich program of birdwatching events, photography and surveying activities in designated local areas.
The Convenor of BirdLife Southern Queensland is Judith Hoyle email. The Deputy Convenor and Chair of the BSQ Conservation Subcommittee is Sheena Gillman email.