About

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 every three months around Stanthorpe on the Southern Downs.

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 has been submitted to the environmental impact assessment for the future of Redwood Park. The group is also the Key Biodiversity Area Guardians for the Bunya Mountains and Yarraman area.

Our schedule of walks for 2021 can be downloaded here in PDF form (with all the links active). Please note the schedule can change depending on weather and other factors.