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.

September 2020
Fri 11Great Bowerbird
Harper Ave, Yungaburra
Three or possibly four Great Bowerbirds interacting noisily in gardens on the corner of Harper Ave and Williams Ave/Tinaburra Drive. Posting as I have not previously seen this species in Yungaburra.
John Grant 11/9 #258644
Black-tailed Godwit, Curlew Sandpiper
Harper Ave, Lake Tinaroo (Yungaburra)
1 Black-tailed Godwit and 2 Curlew Sandpipers along with 4 Sharp-tailed Sandpipers and 4 Lathams (presumed) Snipe, on islets off the end of Harper Ave. The first two are scarce migrants on the tablelands.
John Grant 11/9 #258643
Fri 4Pied Cormorant
Harper Ave, Lake Tinaroo (Yungaburra)
One Pied Cormorant with large flock of Little Black and several Little Pied Cormorants on islet off end of Harper Ave. Very rarely recorded on Lake Tinaroo. A few in recent years at Lake Mitchell and near Cairns indicate possible expansion, any other records would be of interest.
John Grant 4/9 #258595
Thu 3Black Falcon
Godfrey Road, Kairi
Two Black Falcons, flying high and interacting noisily. Over fields just south of Godfrey Rd near State Farm Rd.
John Grant 3/9 #258591

August 2020
Mon 31Channel-billed Cuckoo
Peterson Creek (Yungaburra)
First I have seen this season, it was receiving an enthusiastic welcome back by the local Magpie Larks.
John Grant 1/9 #258580
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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