BirdLife Mackay is based in the Central Queensland city of Mackay, 1000 kilometres north of Brisbane. Mackay is an important home for migratory shorebirds, and there are plenty of other habitats, including rainforest, woodland, wetland and coasts which are havens for a diverse array of birds, including the Mackay district’s only endemic, the Eungella Honeyeater. The branch organizes monthly outings to destinations throughout the region
BirdLife Mackay members carry out monthly shorebird surveys. We also conduct regular bird surveys in the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens, where we have erected nesting boxes suitable for breeding owls and Pale-headed Rosellas.
We also take part in the annual National Challenge Count, which occurs on the first weekend in December.
Each year, in September, we present Eungella Bird Week, four days of birdwatching – while collecting vital data – in the Eungella National Park and Clarke Ranges, capped off with functions which feature dinners and guest speakers.