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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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September 2020
Sun 20highlightBlack-faced Monarch
Molonglo Gorge
NW carpark at 10:35am in mixed flock of migrants. Also first Leaden flycatcher of the season. eBird checklist
Ryu Callaway, John Martin, Peter Higgins 20/9 #258728
Sun 6highlightSwift Parrot
Corner Heagney Crescent & Clift Crescent, RICHARDSON
About 1710hrs, I heard Swift Parrots calling in nearby Eucalyptus. Grabbed camera & ran down the street. Could hear their warbling & just as I located them, it took off. Barely managed any images, but it appeared to be a single bird. It did a large loop around this stand of trees (not currently in flower) before disappearing at height in a north-westerly direction.
Adam FitzGerald 6/9 #258611

August 2020
Sat 29Long-billed corella
Weston, Canberra
Amorous pair of long-billed corellas in suburban back yard gum tree. In company with a large flock of sulphur-crested cockatoos. [Moderator comment: photo appears to be a Little Corella and Long-billed Corella]
Sandy Collett 31/8 #258576
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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