Eremaea Birdlines
Interesting and unusual bird observations
Birdline North Queensland

Birdline North Queensland 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. The coverage for the Birdline North Queensland site is from Bowen west to the Northern Territory border and north to the tip of Cape York Peninsula and includes all the offshore islands. We encourage any one with a long list of species to enter them into Eremaea eBird.

Birdline North Queensland is supported by BirdLife Northern Queensland and BirdLife Townsville and moderated by Len & Chris Ezzy and Peter Valentine.

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All reports are not necessarily confirmed and are published here to encourage others to confirm them.

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January 2020
Thu 9highlightPacific Swift 1500 estimate
Normanton Little Bynoe River Floraville Road area
Conservative estimate. Birds were flying low in one direction ahead of a large storm front. Calls in flight noted. As many birds as possible studied carefully to ensure no white throated needletails were present. eBird checklist
Rob Reed 9/1 #244216
highlightOriental pratincole 1200 estimate
Normanton Little Bynoe River Floraville Road area
Conservative estimate. Many large companies flying over the road, hawking insects above new growth or feeding on the ground. Ample opportunity to identify birds at close range in flight and also with scope when on the ground. Calling in flight. Compare this report to an even greater number reported by me in January 2019 On Delta Downs plains near Karumba. eBird checklist
Rob Reed 9/1 #244215
Mon 6Wood Sandpiper, Radjah Shelduck
Lake Tinaroo at Harper Drive (Yungaburra)
1 Wood Sandpiper (possibly one of the Hasties Swamp birds as only 2 seen there this morning), 4 Radjah Shelduck.
John Grant 6/1 #244182
Fri 3Glossy Ibis (54)
Harper Ave, Yungaburra
A high count for this area of 54 Glossy Ibis on the muddy margins of Lake Tinaroo at the end of Harper Ave. [high concentrations of Glossy Ibis have been seen recently at Hasties Swamp also: Mod]
John Grant 3/1 #243162

December 2019
Tue 31highlightRed-rumped Swallow
Hastie Road
One Red-rumped Swallow feeding with a mixed group of hirundines, swiftlets and Dusky Woodswallows over the trees at the Koci rd/Hasties Swamp turnoff, about 5.30pm. Seen well several times. Family parties of Sitellas and Shrike-tits at the same spot added to the ambience.
John Grant 31/12 #243144
Mon 23Oriental Cuckoo
Anderson Park Botanic Gardens
At least 6 birds, incl 1, poss. 2, rufous morph hyperactive mainly in rain trees at south end of park. Given as rare by eBird filter but common at this time of year as I remember from 2003
Tony Ashton 24/12 #243095
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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