WHAT IS BIRDLIFE NORTHERN QUEENSLAND, AND HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?

Contact Call | Volume 11 Number 2 | June 2022

BirdLife Northern Queensland is a branch of BirdLife Australia, and as such, we are part of a network of over 33 branches, four observatories and reserves, four special interest groups plus other affiliates. BirdLife Australia, including the network, is Australia’s largest bird conservation organisation.


For BirdLife Northern Queensland, local knowledge and enthusiasm makes a world of difference to our success! With several hundred members and supporters, 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.

By joining BirdLife Australia as a Member, Wild Bird Protector or as a volunteer, if you are living in our region, you automatically become part of our BirdLife Northern Queensland community.


If you haven’t joined us yet, please consider it.


As a Member, you can get much more involved and take part in shaping the future of BirdLife Australia. You can:

  • Contribute to bird and habitat conservation through direct involvement in BirdLife Australia’s organisation/governance;

  • Receive the quarterly Australian Birdlife magazine. Printed copies of the magazine are snail-mailed to Full Members at Australian mailing addresses;

  • Have your say and vote at the branch and national AGM;

  • Be eligible to stand for key local Branch committee positions or for the Board of BirdLife Australia.

Annual membership fees are:

  • $79 for an Individual Full Member

  • $35 for a Concession Member (student ID or concession card required).

If you would like to become a member or renew your membership, go to https://birdlife.org.au/become-a-member


Or, as a Wild Bird Protector, you can also help to save threatened birds from extinction via a regular tax-deductible donation to BirdLife Australia. It can be as little as $10 a month. Wild Bird Protectors can also take part in local bird research and conservation activities and events in your area, and you will receive the FREE online edition of the award-winning quarterly Australian Birdlife magazine.


If you would like to become a Wild Bird Protector, go to https://birdlife.org.au/support-us/join-us/


You don’t have to be a BirdLife Australia Member or a Wild Bird Protector to get involved and volunteer. We have volunteers of all ages and from all backgrounds with a wide variety of experience. As a volunteer, you can make a valuable contribution by donating your time and skills.


To find out more about volunteering, and to register go to https://www.networkbirdlife.org/volunteer-opportunities or contact BirdLife Northern Queensland at northernqld@birdlife.org.au for local volunteering opportunities.


Nationally, the BirdLife Australia website renewal project is taking longer than expected. We ask for your patience as these changes are made. If you experience any problems joining, renewing or changing your membership details, contact the BirdLife Australia support team at support@birdlife.org.au.




 

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