Birds are something I’ve loved my whole life – the earliest memory I have of seeing any birds was when I lived in Darwin and was about 4 years old, and seeing a flock of Red collared lorikeets landing in a tree on the nature strip.

The flash of colours was mesmerising.

Sadly 1469 species of birds (or about 13% of all birds) are threatened with extinction BirdLife International 2018. State of the world’s birds: taking the pulse of the planet. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International.pp. 12.

Parrots are amongst the worst effected, if not the worse.

Keep an eye on the BIRDS tag here to see what I and other like minded individuals are doing to help. As well as the odd random fun thing about birds too!

I also have a collection of my bird photos here on the blog as well.

To aid in identifying the birds of the Toowoomba area by their call I’ve uploaded these recordings as well, which will slowly grow over time.

If you are interested in helping there are many groups you can get involved in – Birdlife Australia is a great place to start.

Birds at my water dish

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