Superb fairywren (Malurus cyaneus) at Highfields Falls. Photo: Tony Bond

Birdlife Southern Queensland Darling Downs Local Branch is a group of amateur and professional ornithologists and bird enthusiasts on the Darling Downs in Queensland, Australia.

We conduct fortnightly bird walks and surveys in the Darling Downs area and occasionally in other areas in southern and south-western Queensland.

The group has a conservation and science focus but encourages members of all levels and ability to join.

All our survey results are entered into the national Birdata database for scientific analysis. We are not opposed to eBird but we use Birdata because the way the information is recorded in Birdata makes it more useful for scientific analysis. More information on the Birdlife survey techniques can be found here.

In February 2021 we completed a year long study into the birdlife of central Redwood Park, which played a part in the saving of Redwood Park from development plans. The group is also the Key Biodiversity Area Guardians for the Bunya Mountains and Yarraman area.

Our schedule of walks for 2024 can be seen below. Please note the schedule can change depending on weather and other factors. Click on the schedule to open an enlarged copy.

BirdLife Australia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Country on which we live and work, and we pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. We recognise and are grateful for the immense contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to the knowledge and conservation of Australia’s birds.