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Report Form to be completed and submitted for relevant sightings: Reports that do not meet the reporting criteria will not be published and we encourage all individuals to submit lists to ensure their sightings are included.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 2019
Wed 5Australian Shoveler
Port of Brisbane--Swan Lake
Pair of Australian Shovelers photographed. 4 shovelers were first reported on June 2nd. Also large numbers of Pink-eared Ducks. eBird checklist
Katherine Clark 5/6 #239606

May 2019
Wed 29Diamond Firetail, Brown Treecreeper
Jimna State Forest
1 Diamond Firetail plus good assortment of dry country birds eBird checklist
Greg Roberts 31/5 #239567
Mon 27Common Cicadabird
Ewen Maddock Dam--Kowald Road
Seems like a late departure for a Cicadabird. Single male seen. eBird checklist
Ian Starling 27/5 #239554
Sat 25Speckled Warbler, Diamond Firetail
Kalpowar State Forest
Another visit to this site. Diamond Firetails still present in the same place (near the western access). Nearby we found four Speckled Warblers and good variety of dry forest species including Varied Sittella, Dusky Woodswallow, Apostlebird, Grey-crowned Babbler, Little Lorikeet and Jacky Winter.
Ted and Alex Wnorowski 26/5 #239544
Tue 21Green Pygmy-Goose
Ewen Maddock Dam--Kowald Road
One male foraging mainly in open water with Eurasian Coots. Similar size to Coots but body, head and bill shaped like Cotton Pygmy-Goose, 14 of which were also in vicinity. Distinctive white cheek patch, dark back flashing iridescent green when catching sunlight. Neck appeared dull black rather than glossy dark green. Underparts appeared dark grey, too distant for fine barring to be visible. In southern section of dam where power lines cross. About 200 - 300 metres north of floating yellow boom between eastern shoreline and reeds. Can be viewed from walking track 200 - 300 metres LEFT from end of Kowald Rd, or by driving few hundred metres to the RIGHT from end of Kowald Rd then walking east along power lines easement to shoreline. Only identifiable with spotting scope. eBird checklist
Martin Ryan 21/5 #238513
Sun 19Diamond Firetail
Kalpowar State Forest
We were surprised to find 11 Diamond Firetails in Kalpowar SF (so far north). The birds were feeding in the grassy Ironbark/Blue Gum woodland at the corner of Frontage Rd and Roffey Rd not far from western gate to the forest (GPS 24.38.41S and 151.16.56E). Othe interesting birds include: Dusky Woodswallow (20), Jacky Winter, Painted Button-quail(1), Regent Bowerbird (1 female), Wonga Pigeon (1) and a pair of Grey Goshawk performing synchronised display flight over a hoop pin plantation.
Ted and Alex Wnorowski 19/5 #238500
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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