Eremaea Birdlines
Interesting and unusual bird observations
Birdline Central & Southern Queensland

Birdline Central & Southern 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 BSCQ region covers a large area from south of Ayr to the New South Wales Border and west to the Northern Territory border.

Birdline Central & Southern Queensland is supported by BirdLife Southern Queensland and moderated by Andy Jensen, Dezmond Wells, Rob Morris and Sandra Gallienne.

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Moderators' Note

The Moderators have adopted a 2 tier sightings system. All legitimate reports will be published,with some sightings which the Moderators consider to be unusual for rarity, distribution or timing being published as 'Highlights' on this page. The following link will appear after sighting submissions which contains information about the species of interest plus the Unusual Record Report Form to be completed and submitted for relevant sightings: Reports that do not meet the reporting criteria will not be published and we encourage all individuals to submit lists to ensure their sightings are included. We encourage any one with a long list of species to enter them into eBird Australia. The Atlas and list entry components of Eremaea Birds moved to a new site called eBird Australia on 1st February 2014. Birdlines will remain here. In the meantime for entering all your lists register with eBird at

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Reports published in the past 30 hours.

September 2020
Fri 18Black-breasted button-quail, Squatter Pigeon
Kalpowar State Forest
After 3 days of searching along many forest roads we encountered a single BBBQ at the edge of vine thicket scrub (GPS 24.41.01S & 151.21.09E approx 50m north from the Crows Ash Corner sign). The bird very quickly disappeared in the scrub. There were 2 fresh platelets near the road. A single Squatter Pigeon was resting near main road. At the western side of the forest were good numbers of Speckled Warblers, Diamond Firetails and Black-faced Monarchs.
Ted and Alex Wnorowski 19/9 #258718
Mon 14Pacific Koel
Heard my first Koel of the year this morning at 0615 :)
Elliot Leach 14/9 #258669
Sat 12Cotton Pygmy-goose
Centenary Lakes, Caboolture
Pair, viewed from Esme Road in the reach between Morayfield Road bridge and the railway bridge
Ivor Jones 20/9 #258735
Glossy Black Cockatoos
Nuninbah Valley
Sighted a flock of around 5 birds in flight upon sunset, making their distinctive call which alerted me to their presence. The area I sighted them in backs onto heaps of wilderness including Springbrook, Lamington National Park and Binna Burra. What a special sighting. I usually only spot the Glossys every few of years or so. It always gets me excited because they are are quite a rare one.
Nicole 14/9 #258672

August 2020
Thu 27Grey Goshawk
Brisbane Forest Park
White phase bird soaring high over the Bergin Creek section of Brisbane Forest Park, pursued by a very irate pair of crows and the local Brown Goshawk.
Ivor Jones 27/8 #258545
Outside normal range
Early arrival; late departure
Interesting behaviour
Hard to see
Unusual habitat
Uncommon in area
Unusual numbers
Rare vagrant
Rare migrant
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