Who are we?
For over 120 years, we’ve been at the forefront of bird conservation in Australia. Thanks to our supporters, and to the science which informs our actions, we’ve achieved some incredible outcomes for threatened birds – but now, we’re facing our greatest challenge yet: Australia’s extinction crisis.
Local knowledge and enthusiasm makes a world of difference to our success. Throughout Australia, local BirdLife branches and groups provide the perfect opportunity for communities to participate in helping us achieve vital outcomes for bird conservation.
With hundreds of members and supporters, BirdLife Northern Queensland is BirdLife Australia's northernmost and geographically largest branch. We have a wide range of local Projects, Programs, and Activities that contribute to the conservation of our region’s birds and promote birding within our community.
We organise scientific and social activities such as bird surveys, birdwatching outings, workshops and presentations with guest speakers. We cater for all levels of expertise from beginner to professional and emphasise fun as well as important conservation outcomes.
The BirdLife Northern Queensland Committee is elected by branch members at the AGM each year. Members of the Committee volunteer their time and expertise, and are responsible for our vision and outcomes, accountability, legal duties, financial oversight, and managing our projects, programs and activities. Everyone is encouraged to nominate for Committee membership before the AGM each year.
Annual General Meetings
AGMs are held annually and provide members with the opportunity to find our more about what the branch has achieved throughout the year and elect the next year's Committee. The annual AGM Meeting Minutes available below consist of full proceedings of the meeting and the Convenor's Report.
In the spirit of reconciliation, BirdLife Northern Queensland acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past, present, and emerging and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.
There are a number of ways that you can support BirdLife and contribute to protecting Australia's birds. Many people choose to give a regular amount each month. Others become a Member so that they can be more involved and have a say by voting at AGMs or taking up office-bearer positions.
Members and monthly donors receive Australian Birdlife, the quarterly award winning bird and habitat conservation magazine and e-news. Members also get access to online and print science based journals and publications.