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Birdline Australian Capital Territory

Birdline ACT is a site for the reporting of rare or unusual birds outside their normal range, unusually high or low numbers, early or late arrivals or departures for migrant species and interesting behaviour or unusual habitat usage. Observations interesting to you can also be reported, but please provide justification. If you have any questions, please contact the moderators. Good birding and thanks for contributing to Birdline ACT! You can follow Birdline ACT on the web, RSS and Twitter. We encourage you to register and enter full lists of the species you see at

Birdline Australian Capital Territory is supported by Birdlife Australia and moderated by Alastair Smith and Peter Milburn.

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Moderators' Note

Silver Gull Project Mark Carey is researching the seasonal movements and urbanisation of Silver Gulls in south-eastern Australia. He has a number of colour-banded Silver Gulls around Lake Burley Griffin. Please report all sightings of gulls with alphanumeric bands to or Twitter @silvergullproj

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February 2018
Sat 10Buff-banded Rail
Banksia Street Wetland (O'Connor)
I've seen it a couple of times in the past week but it always disappears when I approach too close on foot. Today I had a good look from the car and was able to confirm its identity. It is always close to the shrubs just near the grey posts about halfway between Boronia Drive and Mulga Street.
David Marshall 10/2 #233516

January 2018
Thu 25Gang-gang Cockatoo
Denman Street, Yarralumla (near the brickworks)
I walk this area regularly and don't remember having seen any before, so was quite surprised to see a pair of Gang-gang Cockatoo.
David Harvey 27/1 #233420
Outside normal range
Early arrival; late departure
Interesting behaviour
Hard to see
Unusual habitat
Uncommon in area
Interesting to you as observer (must be justified)
Unusual numbers
Rare vagrant
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