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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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Reports published in the past 30 hours.

November 2019
Tue 5Speckled Warbler
Cooleman Ridge Nature Reserve
Al Hahn 6/11 #242721
White-winged triller
Cooleman Ridge Nature Reserve
Al Hahn 6/11 #242720

October 2019
Thu 31White-winged Triller
Arawang Homestead via Kambah (NPA)
Very vocal pair arrived a week ago. Not recorded in 40 years.
Ross Bennett 31/10 #241672
highlightBlack-faced Monarch
Jerrabomberra Wetlands NR--Woodland Loop
Single adult bird observed in large flowering eucalypt near the western end of the bridge. Photograph and eBird checklist to follow.
A Smith 31/10 #241661
Sun 27Rainbow Bee Eater
Arawang Homestead via Kambah (NPA)
Approx 30. Stayed for several hours late afternoon then departed. Not seen here for about 15 years.
Ross Bennett 31/10 #241671
highlightPainted Honeyeater
Namadgi National Park--Visitor Centre
At least two in mistletoe. [First ACT record since 2018 at nearby Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve].
Ryu Callaway 28/10 #241621
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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