About Us

 Following the merger in 2011 between Bird Observation and Conservation Australia (BOCA) and Birds Australia (BA) a new national organisation BirdLife Australia was formed. The  Townsville Region Bird Observers Club (TRBOC) formed on Saturday 9 May 1992 is now an active branch of the new organisation and is called BirdLife Townsville. Our region extends from Townsville, north to Ingham,south to the Burdekin, east to Palm Island and west to Hughenden.

The club has an membership of about 130, some of whom have received national recognition for their work in bird conservation. We hold Club Meetings at the Thuringowa Soundshell, Dan Gleeson Gardens, 116 Thuringowa Drive,Kirwan (access is via the Eastbrooke Health Hub car park, Hinchinbrook Drive) on the second (2nd) Saturday of each month commencing at 2pm, usually with an interesting guest speaker. We conduct regular surveys of important birding sites and each month arrange Club Outings to one of the many interesting locations in the region, see Club Activities . In addition to our bird watching activities, we have an active Photography Group and we also provide educational programs to local schools, community groups and participate in local conservation issues. 

Visiting Birders and non-members (considering joining)  are always welcome to attend our Meetings and Outings. However as a matter of courtesy and fairness we ask you to join Birdlife Australia (our Club’s parent body) after attending a maximum of three (3) activities.

All our activities are organised by volunteers who donate their time willingly in support of BirdLife Australia’s aims.

Commitee Members 2023

President:  Janet Robino

Secretary:   Wal Threlfall

Treasurer:   Nina Doyle

Members:   Mark Horvath, Annette Sibson, Claire Willard, Brigid Glass, Mike Grigg, Warren Charlton