Friday Environment Forum 12th May 2023
Everyone is welcome at the Noosa Parks Association Environment Centre, 5 Wallace Drive, Noosaville on May 12. The forum starts at 10:30am and morning tea is available at 10-10.25am.
Entry is $5 by tap & go at the door which includes morning tea/coffee.
Join the bird observers at 8.30am in the carpark for interpretive birding.
Friday Environment Forum at the NPA Environment Centre
on May 12, 2023
Bird Research and Banding Gillian Matthews
The Queensland Bird Research and Banding group was formed to advance the knowledge and conservation of birds in Queensland through citizen science research. Gillian's talk will offer insight into the work of highly qualified, professional bird banders.
The group operates a water bird, a shorebird, and a land bird program with several identifiable projects. The projects systematically gather biometric measurements and transfer these results into quality publications and survey results for landowners. Bird banding plays an important role in bird research. It facilitates documentation of life histories, plumages, population trends and movements, and assessment of environmental health over time.
Bird banding is regulated to ensure ethical practices and bird welfare. The Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme coordinates banding nationally, manages the collation of information on bird and bat species, provides licences to banders and provides numbered bands.
Come along to this talk to find out how bird observers could get involved in some of these projects.