Birds are everywhere! There are many colourful species, yet their diversity is manageable with usually no more than 200 species potentially present at any one location at any one time, and often far fewer in most places. Many birds are also rather approachable and some are easy to identify. All this can lull us into a false sense of security. Compared to the nightmarishly diverse plants or insects, identifying birds seems tractable for the mere mortal. Everyone knows a kookaburra. It can’t be that hard, can it?
Find out in our absolute beginners guide to bird identification! We’ll spend some time indoors discussing bird ID and doing some exercises, furnishing ourselves with some tools and approaches to kick start your birding career. We’ll discuss ways of overcoming ornitho-hesitancy and consider pathways to becoming confident with bird ID! This will be followed by a guided birding trip where we will put some of our fledgling skills into practice held the following Sunday, 23rd of May at Gold Creek Reservoir. Please let us know if you will be attending this guided birding trip by clicking attending on the corresponding Facebook event.
Please bring one or more field guides to the Birds of Australia, if you have such on your bookshelf. Join the Society for Conservation Biology UQ Chapter and friends for a beginners guide to bird identification with the wonderful Professor Richard Fuller. This free event is open to everyone – please click attending so we can accommodate numbers on the day.