The North Queensland Natural History Group (NQNHG) has formed to learn, share and enjoy north Queensland’s natural history, and to support the sustainable management of the natural values of the region. NQNHG will share knowledge both among its members and the community at large, including traditional owners, pastoralists, conservation land managers and other interested parties. NQNHG will encourage participation by anyone with a passion for the natural riches of the region.


NQNHG, with ornithologist Ray Pierce, have been successful with a citizen science grant for a 3 year study of a population of Gouldian Finches. Please contact us if you are interested in being involved. Here is the latest update on the project


Apart from the ongoing field work for the finch project we have had five other field events since the last update on this site. These include 3 field weekends: Barrabadeen Scout Camp at Lake Tinaroo 19-21 June 2020, Beatrice River Retreat 17-19th October 2020 and 154 Walsh River Rd 6-8 March 2021. We have also held two more "field evenings" at Beatrice River Retreat, one for bats and one for insects (although both evenings have yeilded many other interesting finds).

Please contact us to register interest in any of our activities.


Volume 51 (2021) of the North Queensland Naturalist is underway, with thirteen articles available online. Click here for Volume 51 (2021)


Field Work


NQNHG undertakes at least two field events each year to collect and document field data.

Natural History

To share and increase knowledge of the natural attributes of north Queensland