Superb Fairy Wren
Striated Pardalote.(c)Bruce Mcnaughton .
Black Swan. Sandra Gallienne
Pied Oystercatcher, Neil Humphris (2)

Our Local Birds

This site will assist anyone who just wants to learn more about the birds around them, as well as enabling teachers to integrate the study of local birds into the Australian Science Curriculum for students in Years 1-6.

It is a co-operative initiative of the Bird Education Group of Birds Queensland and Birdlife (Southern Queensland Branch)

On this site you will find information about Australian birds, focussing on South-East Queensland as well as a teaching model and resources for teachers to undertake a study of birds with their students to achieve objectives in the Australian Science Curriculum.

Parents can also use this site to facilitate online learning by their children at home and can simply adapt activities undertaken at school to those that can be done at home. For example, school excursions to observe birds can be replaced by children observing and recording data about the birds that visit their own backyards or that sometimes perch on the railings of decks and balconies of the family home.


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Except where otherwise noted, text for individual bird species is the copyright of Richard Noske and licensed CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 International

Learning Sequences and related Student Activity Sheets are the copyright of Marie Bermingham and Val Catchpoole and licensed CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 International

All audio is used under Creative Commons licences as noted.

Except where otherwise noted, all illustrations are the copyright of Elissa Kimber, all rights reserved.

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