Report on LUCI Bird Project 2021 to 2023

In 2020, Lockyer Uplands Catchments Incorporated (LUCI) started a project to survey birds on properties of its members living in the upper (western) part of the Lockyer Creek catchment, South-East Queensland. The project aligned with LUCI’s strategic vision “to improve native
habitat connectivity across private and public tenures in our local landscape” and LUCI’s three objectives: raising awareness of natural systems; encouraging better land management options; and improving environmental outcomes.

Surveys were carried out by Birdlife Southern Queensland Darling Downs Branch together with the Toowoomba Bird Observers Club. This is a report on the project after the survey activities from 2021 to 2023

The broad aim of the LUCI Bird Project was to develop a baseline inventory of bird species occurring on LUCI member properties, as a knowledge base to inform habitat management and bird conservation across the region. Engagement of landholders would raise awareness of birds on their properties, either as a new field of interest or building on existing capacity. The project was to be implemented primarily on a voluntary basis.

The purpose of the present report is to summarise the activity, results and conclusions of the project over its first three years from 2021 (the end of 2020) to the end of 2023.

The report can be downloaded here.