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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June 2018
Mon 11highlightRED-NECKED AVOCET
Cairns Esplanade
12 Birds. They were seen in the morning at the Northern End then in the afternoon about 5:10pm they flew to the Southern end no landings then turned back and flew towards the Northern end again. eBird checklist
Norton Gill John Murphy. 12/6 #234596
Fri 8Freckled duck
Karumba approx 5km before turnoff to Karumba Point
5 adults seen mixed with expected ducks. Note that in late April 2018 over 200 were seen in the same location. See previous Eremaea and ebird reports.
Rob Reed and Doug Herrington 8/6 #234569

May 2018
Tue 29Australian brush-turkey: RACE LATHAMI
Rainforest camp site, Iron Range national park
1 non-breeding adult (RACE LATHAMI) with bright yellow wattle. Race PURPURIECOLLIS (bluish white wattle) is the norm in these parts north from about Cooktown. There have been few anecdotal reports of race lathami from Northern Peninsula Area (north of the Jardine River). See HANZAB Vol. 2 P352.
Rob Reed and Doug Herrington 1/6 #234504
Mon 28Freckled Duck
Forsayth Rd 25km out of Georgetown.
A single bird seen with Grey Teal on a roadside dam 25km from Georgetown on the Forsayth Rd. Seen by Allan Richards, Vincent Mourik and myself.
Max O'Sullivan 29/5 #234484
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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