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Birdline Tasmania

Birdline Tasmania 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.

Birdline Tasmania is supported by Birdlife Australia and moderated by James Melville, John Tongue and Paul Brooks.

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February 2023
Sun 5Superb Lyrebird
Reids Track, Wellington Park
Kellie Bryan 5/2 #268918
megamegaPink-eared Duck
Queechy Lake
Pair with 3 ducklings first seen 3rd Feb. (but I'd not been for 2 weeks so not sure when they emerged or how many). This is 3rd year Pink-eared Ducks have bred at Queechy Lake but much later and with fewer ducklings than before. Theory: 1 or 2 pairs could have been nesting in October before North Esk flood of 13 October 2022 swamped Queechy Lake destroying low-lying nests, eggs, even ducklings of all species. So this is a 2nd attempt.
Tina McGlynn 5/2 #268911

January 2023
Fri 27White-throated Needletail
Narawntapu National Park
Group of approx. 60 quite high for most of the time. Stayed in the same general area for the three hours that I was there. eBird checklist
Bob Cook 27/1 #268869
Wed 25Common Greenshank
Duck River saltmarsh
8 Greenshank high tide roosting, scope view
Jenny Ostenfeld, Craig Johnson 27/1 #268868
Sat 21Whimbrel
Kangaroo Island, far NW
Single bird with flock of 22 Eastern Curlews.
Richard Ashby, Ray Pierce, Pam Schultz. 21/1 #268854
Tue 17Azure Kingfisher
Black River Picnic Area
Single bird seen briefly just upstream of ford
Geoff Park 17/1 #268843
Mon 16Latham’s Snipe
Arthur River (town)
Single bird on southern shoreline just west of bridge.
Geoff Park 16/1 #268838
Sat 14Eastern Ground Parrot
Lettes Bay, Strahan
5+ individuals flushed from low heathland. Good views of several (all immature birds). Also Southern Emuwren and Striated Fieldwren. eBird checklist
Geoff Park 15/1 #268834
highlightStubble Quail
"Palmerston" Poatina
Single Stubble Quail disturbed from dry pasture. (phone photo) eBird checklist
Bill Scott-Young 14/1 #268826
Fri 13Caspian Tern
Hazards Beach, Freycinet Peninsula
9 birds standing together on the southern end of the beach. eBird checklist
Simon Gates 14/1 #268825
Fri 6highlightCommon Sandpiper
Camp Creek, Wynyard
Single bird feeding near duck roost. Species here or nearby every summer since 2019. Also Latham's Snipe. eBird checklist
Richard Ashby 6/1 #268798
Outside normal range
Early arrival; late departure
Interesting behaviour
Hard to see
Unusual habitat
Uncommon in area
Unusual numbers
Rare vagrant
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