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Year 2017

  • Sat 29th July : Sticky Beaks Family Group
  • Sat 15th July : 7.30pm : Cairns BirdLife NQ Family Trivia Night
  • Thur 13th July : 7.30pm : Tableland BirdLife NQ Meeting
  • Sat 2.30-5pm 24th June : Sticky Beaks Family Group
  • 10th June - 1st July : Carpentarian Grasswren Survey
  • Sat 27th May : Sticky Beaks Family Group
  • Sat 27th May : 7.30pm : Cairns BirdLife NQ Meeting
  • Wed 17th May : 7.00pm : Tableland BirdLife NQ Meeting
  • Sat 29th Apr : 10pm - Sticky Beaks Family Group in Davies Creek
  • 22-25th Apr : Cooktown-Shiptons Flat Outing
  • Sat 8th Apr : 7.30pm : Cairns BirdLife NQ Meeting
  • Sat 25th Mar : 4.30pm - Sticky Beaks Family Group
  • Sat 25th Mar : 3pm - Wave the Waders Goodbye
  • Sun 12th Mar : Birding Warina Lakes (Innisfail)
  • Sat 11th Mar : Birding at Seamark Road
  • Fri 10th Mar : AGM + Talk on Climate Change
  • Sat 25th Feb : 3pm - Sticky Beaks Family Group
  • Sun 12th Feb : Birding Warina Lakes (Innisfail)
  • 26th - 29th Jan : Australia Day and Weekend Activities
  • Thr 26th Jan : 2pm - 5pm : Birding and Books in Malanda
  • Sat 28th Jan : 10am - 12pm : BirdLife Australia Sticky Beaks Family Group


  • From the presentation evening
    Lloyd Nielsen, Del Richards, Alan Gillanders and Murray Hunt with painting donated by Bill Cooper
    (Courtesy Dominic Chaplin)


    Blue-faced Parrot-Finch at Mt Lewis
    Endemic to North Queensland
    (Courtesy Ian Montgomery, Birdway»)

    Fernwren at Mt Lewis
    Endemic to North Queensland
    (Courtesy Ian Montgomery, Birdway»)
    Year 2016
    • Sat 17th Dec : 3.30pm-6.30pm - Sticky Beaks Family Group
    • Thu 8th Dec : 4pm : Member Christmas Party in Malanda
    • 3-4th December : Challenge Count
    • Tue 29th Nov : 3.30pm : Weary Bay, Ayton/Bloomfield PIP count
    • Sat 26th Nov : BirdLife Australia Sticky Beaks Family Group
    • Sat 26th Nov : Talk on Pied Imperial Pigeons by Julia Hazel
    • Thu 24th Nov : 6.30pm : Crane Count Event at CSIRO Atherton
    • Thu 24th Nov : 4pm : Walker Bay, Cooktown PIP count
    • 19th Nov : 4-6pm : 2016 PIP Count
    • 15-20th Nov : Bird surveys on Springvale station
    • 28th- Oct : Bush Heritage Bird Survey of Yourka Station
    • 29-30th Oct : National Twitchathon
    • Wed 26th Oct : BirdLife Special Presentation by Chris Purnell
    • Sat 22nd Oct : BirdLife Australia Sticky Beaks Family Group
    • 17-23rd Oct : Aussie Bird Count and National Bird Week
    • 1-3rd Oct : Byerstown (Palmer River) long weekend
    • Sat 24th Sept : Sticky Beaks Family Group
    • September : Bowerbird Bower surveys in various areas
    • Sat 10th Sept : 7.30pm - Club meeting in Cairns
    • 3rd Sept : Crane Count (Call for Counters)
    • Thr 18th Aug : 7.30pm - Club meeting in Malanda
    • 6-7 Aug : Tully Gorge National Park Campout
    • Sat 30th July : 3pm-5pm - Sticky Beaks Family Group
    • Sat 23rd July : 7.30pm - Club meeting in Cairns
    • Thr 16th June : 7.30pm - Club meeting in Malanda
    • Sat 28th May : 9.30am : Sticky Beaks Family Group
    • Fri 13 to Sunday 15 May - Birding Outing to Goshen Station and area
    • Sat 14th May : 7am for Birdwatching in the Innisfail Area
    • Sat 30th April: 11am - 2pm : Sticky Beaks Family Group
    • 22-25 April: Birding the Atherton Area
    • Sat 9 April : 8 AM : Birding in Mareeba area
    • Sat 2nd April - 2pm : Wave the Waders Goodbye
    • Sat 26th Mar at 11am to 2pm : Sticky Beaks Family Group in Kuranda
    • Fri 4th Mar : 7pm for AGM at Malanda Pub
    • Sat 27th Feb at 11am to 2pm : Sticky Beaks Family Group at Davies Creek
    • Sat 30th Jan at 10am to 1pm : Sticky Beaks Family Group
    • 16th Jan : 6.30am at Highlander Tavern for a visit to Mt Lewis
    • 22-26th Jan : Australia Day Weekend with Doug and Del (Mt Carbine Caravan Park and surrounding area)
    Year 2015
    • 5-6th Dec : Challenge Bird Count 2015
    • Wed 18th Nov : FNQ Beach Bird Secrets
    • Sat 21st Nov : PIP Count at Mission Beach
    • Sun 22nd Nov : Ninney Rise bird survey, Mission Beach
    • Mon 26th Oct : 6pm Tableland Meeting
    • 19 - 25th Oct : Great Aussie Bird Count
    • Tue 20th Oct : NATIONAL BIRDWEEK CELEBRATION
    • Sat 17th Oct : 7pm Group Meeting in Cairns
    • 3 - 5th Oct : Labour Day weekend in Georgetown area
    • Sat 19 Sept : 7pm Group Meeting in Cairns
    • Sat 12 Sept : Carne Count
    • Fri 7 Aug : 6pm Dinner at Nick's Restaurant followed by spotlighting
    • Sat 8 Aug : 7am Morning birding with John Frois Peeremon area - Afternoon birding with Doug Herrington
    • Sun 9 Aug : 6:30am Birding Springvale Rd.
    • Sat 25 July : Birding watching at Warina Lakes
    • Sat 18 July : 7pm Group Meeting in Cairns
    • Sat 20 June : 6-8 pm Group Meeting in Cairns
    • 5 - 8 June : Queen's Birthday Weekend Artemis Campout
    • Sat 16 May : 7.30am : Birding the Back Roads of Julatten
    • Sat 16 May : 1.00pm : Club BBQ at Doug's House
    • Sat 16 May : 5.30pm : Port Douglas at the Wildlife Habitat
    • Sun 17 May : 7am for Daintree River
    • 25-27 or 29 April : Georgetown area and beyond
    • Sat 11 April : Birding for Beginners in Cairns Botanic Gardens
    • Sat 11 April : 1pm for workshop 3pm for Wader Goodbye
    • Sat 11 April : 6-8pm for Group Meeting in Cairns
    • Easter weekend 3-6 April: Cooktown Campout with Kath Shurcliff
    • Sat 7 March: 5-8pm AGM followed by pizza and guest speaker Steve Murphy
    • Sun 8 March: Pelagic to Michaelmas Cay, snorkelling at Hastings Reef on Sea Star
    • 23-26 Jan : Annual bird watching weekend at Kingfisher Park
    Year 2014
    • Sat 13 Dec 3pm : X'mas Party in Cairns
    • Sun 7 Dec 6.30am : Birding Centenary Lakes with John Seale (Cairns Birding Event)
    • Sun 7 Dec Twichathon/Challenge Count
    • Sat 15 Nov 7.30am : Birding for Beginners - Lacey's Creek
    • Sat 15 Nov 2.00pm : Annual Pied Imperial Pigeon Count in MB
    • Sun 2 Nov 6.30am : Birding Centenary Lakes with John Seale
    • Sat 1 Nov : Mega Meeting, Award Ceremony & BBQ (Event report and photos)
    • Sun 26 Oct : Keatings Lagoon Picnic Area
    • Fri 24 Oct : Cooktown Botanic Gardens
    • Mon 20 - Sun 26 Oct : Aussie Backyard Bird Count
    • Fri 17 - 21 Oct : Yourka Survey
    • Sat 4 - Mon 6 Oct : Campout to Mungalla Station with BirdLife Townsville
    • Sun 5 Oct 6.30am : Birding Centenary Lakes with John Seale
    • Sat 20- Sun 21 Sept : Gouldian Finch Count Flat Creek Station
    • Sun 7 Sept 6.30am : Birding Centenary Lakes with John Seale
    • Sat 6 Sept : Crane Count - Malanda (details)
    • Fri 29 Aug to Mon 8 Sept : Kalkadoon Grasswren Survey Centred on Boulia
    • Fri 1-3 Aug : Yungaburra Birding Weekend and Club Meeting (details)
    • Sat 5th July 6:45-8.45 pm Club Meeting at Cairns RSL: John Young on Night Parrot
    • Sun 6th July 6.30am : Birding Centenary Lakes with John Seale
    • Sat 7th June Port Douglas Big Weekend at Wildlife Habitat
    • Sat 7th June 90 minute Daintree River Cruises
    • Fri 18-21st April BirdLife Northern Queensland Campout to Georgetown
    • Sat 5th April Club Meeting at Kingfisher Park
    • Sat 15th March 2014 Wave the Waders Goodbye
    • Sun 2nd March 2014 Birding Centenary Lakes with John Seale
    • Sat 1st March 2014 AGM in Cairns
    • Sun 2nd February 2014 Birding Centenary Lakes with John Seale
    • Sat 1st February 2014 Club Meeting in Cairns
    • Fri 24 - Mon 27 January 2014 Australia Day Weekend at Kingfisher Park Birdwatchers Lodge in Julatten
    Year 2013
    • Group Meeting and Christmas Birding Breakup : Winfield Park, near Malanda on 7 Dec 2013
    • Twichathon/Challenge Count on 1 Dec 2013
    • Outing in the Mission Beach area on 3 Nov 2013
    • Sunday 27th October to Saturday 2nd November : PIP Count and Club Meeting (Mission Beach)
    • Club Meeting at Cominos House on 12 Oct 2013
    • Koombooloomba Survey on 8-9 Oct 2013
    • Birding Centenary Lakes with John Seale on 6 Oct 2013
    • Yourka Survey on 4-7 Oct 2013 Bird List Download
    • Birding Morning with Alan Gillanders: Mt Hypipamee and the Tablelands on 8 Sept 2013
    • Crane Count and Club Meeting on 7 Sept 2013
    • Birding Mt Lewis with Doug Herrington on 18 Aug 2013
    • Club Meeting at Cominos House (Guest Speaker: Martin Willis) on 3 Aug 2013
    • Crane Forum  – Venue: Tolga CWA. hall on 16 July 2013
    • Port Douglas Birding Weekend on 6-7 July 2013
    • Birding Centenary Lakes with John Seale on 2 June 2013
    • Club Meeting at Cominos House (Guest Speaker: Jane Chidgey) on 1 June 2013
    • Artemis Station Golden Shoulder Parrot Campout 22 - 27 May 2013
    • Grasswren Survey 11 - 24 May 2013
    • Yungaburra Birding Weekend and Club Meeting on 3 - 5 May 2013
    • Birding Etty Bay on 20 April 2013
    • Birding Centenary Lakes with John Seale on 7 April 2013
    • Conservation of Beach-nesting Birds: Northern and Southern Coast perspectives on 6 April 2013
    • Club Meeting at Cominos House on 6 April 2013
    • Wave the Waders Goodbye on 17 Mar 2013
    • AGM and Club Meeting on 2 Mar 2013
    • Birding Centenary Lakes with John Seale on 3 Feb 2013
    • Club Meeting at Cominos House on 2 Feb 2013
    • Campout at Kingfisher Park Birdwatchers Lodge  25-28 Jan 2013
    • Buff-breasted Button-quail search on 5-6 Jan 2013
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