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Report Form to be completed and submitted for relevant sightings: Reports that do not meet the reporting criteria will not be published and we encourage all individuals to submit lists to ensure their sightings are included.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

November 2020
Thu 19Grey crowned babbler
Wynnum north conservation reserve
One bird in Casuarina just before bird hide (Editors Note: EBird list for Lytton Wader roost and surrounds does not note Grey-crowned Babbler)
Jeremy wynne 19/11 #259201
Wed 18Horsefield's Bushlark
Dingo Fence drive, Jandowae Qld
A pair sitting on the fence hot and bothered. (Editors Note: While common out around Dalby, the section referred to in the location near Jandowae has not recorded species in eBird).
Bernie and Linda Mcivor and Wilma 20/11 #259206
Tue 17Leucistic Superb Fairy Wren
Bunya Mountains Area Qld
A juvenile being fed by a female superb fairy wren,male was also feeding it too.
Bernice Seton and Linda and Bernie Mcivor. 17/11 #259187
Sat 7highlightCook’s Petrel
Offshore--Southport pelagic
One Cook’s seen early in the day. Lots of Wilson’s rafting up, Grey-faced Petrel, Providence, Arctic Jaeger and Pom Jaeger + Short-tailed SW rounded out a pretty quiet day. Crazy that Cook’s was so rare only 5 years ago - predator eradication seems to work!
EL and all on board the Grinner 2 7/11 #259110

October 2020
Mon 26highlightBarn Swallow (Hirundo rustica).
Spectrum Street, Rainbow Beach
Seen perched on wires at the crossroads of Clarkson Dr and Spectrum St associating with Welcome Swallows and Tree Martins. Would occasionally complete foraging loops over the neighborhood before returning to wires. eBird checklist
Gus Daly 26/10 #259025
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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