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Report Form to be completed and submitted for relevant sightings: Reports that do not meet the reporting criteria will not be published and we encourage all individuals to submit lists to ensure their sightings are included.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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May 2020
Tue 12Shining Bronze Cuckoo
In our small acreage yard we heard a lots of unfamiliar bird noise. Nearby trees full with many, perhaps a dozen Bronze Cuckoos. Got good viewing and was able to confirm them as Shinings. Did not realise that they flocked like that.
Lou Collier 14/5 #256948
Fri 8Wilson's Storm-Petrel
North-central Moreton Bay
Out fishing for Winter Whiting, about 1 km south of Bribie Island, at the Cockle Banks, when a single Wilson's S-P came flying past closely and then once around our boat. Diagnostic broad white rump and square-cut tail with a black/dark brown body provided instant i.d. Then flew towards Bribie.
Brian & Meg Johnson 9/5 #256908
Thu 7White eared monarch
Jagera Ct, Closeburn
Same place every year, but construction may move the species elsewhere sadly.
Bernie and Linda Mcivor 9/5 #256910
Wed 6Little Eagle
Retreat Court Bunya
Light phase bird circling over Bergin Creek
Ivor Jones 6/5 #256897
Sun 3Powerful owl
Mount Cootha
We went for a walk with the intention of finding the Powerful owl and walked the track named Powerful owl. On our return, a few hundred meters from the car parking area (I think opposite Simpsons Rd), we heard the call quite close by, maybe a 100m from us down towards the road. Unfortunately we didn't see the owl but hearing it made the walk worthwhile.
Kay M Woodall 5/5 #256894
Black-Necked Stork
Yandina Creek Wetlands (restricted access)
A common visitor has been spotted multiple times in this location. At the end of the walk in the vast open wetlands, we left before it did. eBird checklist
Thomas McPherson 5/5 #256892

April 2020
Tue 28Boobook owl
Burrowa St Stafford
Heard at 4am on 25th and then again on 28th at dusk calling. I have lived here on and off for 25 years and never heard one so thought I should it would be good to add to the site.
Kay M Woodall 5/5 #256893
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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