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Report Form to be completed and submitted for relevant sightings: Reports that do not meet the reporting criteria will not be published and we encourage all individuals to submit lists to ensure their sightings are included.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.

June 2018
Mon 18Swift Parrot
Sheep Station Creek Conservation Park
About 3 or 4 were heard then sighted amongst the tall Eucalypts at the end of Williamson Rd parking area.
Charlie Scott 18/6 #234650
Fri 15Red-tailed Black Cockatoo
Scotchy Pocket
Flock of 20 eBird checklist
Greg Roberts 16/6 #234626
Black-chinned Honeyeater
Munna Creek
2 birds eBird checklist
Greg Roberts 16/6 #234625
Thu 14Barking Owl
Petrie Park (Tiaro)
1 bird eBird checklist
Greg Roberts 16/6 #234627
Tue 12Speckled Warbler
Eastern branch rd Mt Stanley
Calling from the lantana bushes. Very active.
Bernie and Linda Mcivor 13/6 #234608
highlightDiamond Dove
Priors Pocket, Moggill
The probably juvenile male reported on Saturday was joined by an adult male this morning. Later the adult male was seen with four Peaceful Doves. No pics of the juvenile. At the same spot as on Saturday: around the western corner and along the south-western fence line of the paddock that backs on to the Brisbane River lagoon.
Rod Gardner 12/6 #234600
Sun 10White eared monach
Jagera ct Closeburn
Saw these birds in same area last year.
Bernie and Linda Mcivor. 10/6 #234585
Sat 9nankeen kestrel, masked lapwing
Etna Creek Road, north of Rockhampton
At least 22 nankeen kestrels In approximately 6 hectares hovering and striking. In the same paddock at least 60 masked lapwings in 3 loose groups. Recorded here due to unusually high numbers.
Andrew McDougall 12/6 #234601
Tue 5Glossy Black-cockatoo
canungra o'reillys vineyard
three birds flying eastwards in the mid afternoon
justin watson 7/6 #234556
Mon 4Brolga
Corner of Dohles Rocks Road and Henry St, Griffin.
Enjoying a muddy pick around in the grassland, sadly due to development the paddocks wont be there much longer. These brolgas come every year.
Bernie and Linda Mcivor and Willy. 5/6 #234543
Sun 3highlightBlack-bellied Storm-Petrel, Shy Albatross, Grey-faced Petrel, Antarctic Prion
Sunshine Coast Pelagic
Good day out with cauta race of Shy Albatross, 2 Black-bellied, 2nd Sunshine Coast record of Grey-faced, more Antarctic Prions eBird checklist
Greg Roberts & all aboard Sunshine Coast pelagic 4/6 #234532
Australian Spotted Crake
Tinchi Tamba Wetlands Reserve
At least 3 birds in the reeds fringing the pools at the Wyampa Rd bridge this morning. eBird checklist
Ged Tranter 3/6 #234519
Fri 1Wedge tailed Eagle caught in dog trap!!!
Mt stanley...near Linville
Not a sight you want to see while on a bird trip. The bird was caught by two toes, was early morn so couldnt have been there long, was panting and distressed of course, we didnt know how to go about helping this bird as youve seen the claws and beak, but we couldnt leave him,and we had no phone coverage, so Bernie gave it a try, we had a blanket that we were going to throw over him but as we approached it was like he knew we were trying to help and just layed there quiet and calm, Bernie tried with all his might but couldnt open the trap, we drove to a farmhouse and the lady rang her husband and she said he will be there in under an hour, and he was, he had an old table cloth, and once again the bird knew im sure, as it rolled over on its back he opened the trap and pulled his foot free and it just layed there like a puppy, we touched his wing and up he got and flapped a few feet away and just sat for awhile as he was exhausted, we sat with him for awhile and off he flew into the trees on the hill, he will have broken toes, hope he can cope. What a horrible trap for any animal. Very cruel. when we came back that way in the afternoon there was a whistling kite eating the bait near the trap also, so it would have been caught too if it was reset.
Bernie and Linda McIvor 1/6 #234508

May 2018
Thu 31Lewin's Rail
Gold Creek Reservoir
Heard calling loudly pre-dusk using full repertoire. I lay on the ground looking into a grass tunnel and managed to call it to less than 1 metre from me. Whenever, I have the opportunity to see Lewin's Rail, I am amazed at how small they are! I have seen or heard them at this location 6+ times over the past few years. Sad to say that the weeds that Black Breasted Button Quail (very close) were resident in over 3 years have been cleared. Although I haven't seen them for awhile.. Also Rose Robin and 20 Top Knot Pigeons
Chris Read 31/5 #234496
Sun 27highlightAntarctic Prion, Red-legged Booby, Grey-faced Petrel
Offshore--Mooloolaba Pelagic
4 Antarctic Prion, early in the year; 1 Red-footed Booby, first Grey-faced Petrel for Sunshine Coast eBird checklist
Greg Roberts & all aboard Sunshine Coast pelagic 28/5 #234480
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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