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 former Townsville Region Bird Observers Club (TRBOC) 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 each month, 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. 

Guests and non-members 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 activities.

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

Commitee Members

President:  Janet Robino

Secretary:   Wal Threlfall

Treasurer:   Nina Doyle

Members:   Mark Horvath, Annette Sibson, Julie Goldsbury, Peter Staunton, Janet Cross, Jill Staunton