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Report Form to be completed and submitted for relevant sightings: Reports that do not meet the reporting criteria will not be published and we encourage all individuals to submit lists to ensure their sightings are included.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

February 2019
Sat 2Black Falcon
Eagleby Rd wetland
Saw a falcon like bird chasing a smaller bird over the water. No capture and falcon then landed nearby and pictures taken. Another sighting of Black Falcon was made at this site in Nov 2018
Col and Chris Fitzell 3/2 #236744
Plum-headed Finch
Atkinson Dam
Saw a small flock of Plum-headed Finches feeding in rank grass while unsuccessfully looking for Red-backed Buttonquail south of the dam wall early yesterday morning
Gavin O’Meara 3/2 #236736

January 2019
Thu 31Freckled Duck, Hoary-headed Grebe, Red-backed Buttonquail, Stubble Quail
Atkinsons Dam
Large flocks of waterfowl on the dam with a few Freckled Duck among them. eBird checklist
Greg Roberts 1/2 #236712
Sun 27Broad-billed Sandpiper
Lota Foreshore
Time, around 6pm (3.5 hours post high-tide). Two smallish sandpipers noted with lateral crown-stripes, or split supercilium, resting with bills in wings. Editors note (AJ): seems to be good numbers of Broad-billed around the Port/Bayside area at the moment. Numbers seem to peak in the next month or so... eBird checklist
Donald Gaydon, Richard Thomis, Heath Gaydon, Daniel Thomis 28/1 #236687
Fri 25Chestnut teal - leucistic male
Port of Brisbane--Swan Lake
Amongst a large number of chestnut teals was one apparently leucistic male which stood out clearly from the rest. eBird checklist
Jane Wright & Roger Williams 28/1 #236689
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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