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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Reports published in the past 30 hours.

October 2020
Wed 21highlightEastern Yellow Wagtail
Tinnaburra, Lake Tinaroo
One wagtail seen briefly at close range on point south of water intake at Tinaburra, then flew across to opposite shore of the lake where it could be seen foraging. A very pale and grey individual worth a closer look if anyone is in the area.
John Grant 21/10 #258963
Mon 19Satin Flycatcher
Mazlin Creek, Atherton
A male Satin Flycatcher in rainforest plantings along Mazlin Creek near the sewage treatment works in Atherton. Possibly a freshly arrived passage migrant along with numerous Dollarbirds seen this morning.
John Grant 19/10 #258952
Mon 12White-throated Needletail
Six or more Needletails heading SE over town about 11am. First I have seen this season.
John Grant 12/10 #258912
Fri 2highlightWood Sandpiper
Burketown Hot Springs
Eleven (11) Wood Sandpipers at the hot springs wetlands, along with Marsh Sandpiper, Red-kneed Dotterel and more common shorebirds.
John Grant 2/10 #258824

September 2020
Thu 24Trumpet Manucode
Seven Mile Waterhole, campsite No.1, Lakefield N.P.
As we were about to leave the campsite after 4 days we heard very distinct calls of the Trumpet Manucode. One of our four books shows it to be at this latitude the others well north. It was reported in 2000 by Keith and Lindsay Fisher at this same latitude on the gulf side of the peninsular.
Jack and Pat Leighton 27/9 #258777
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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