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.

We support ethical birding .


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Report Form to be completed and submitted for relevant sightings: Reports that do not meet the reporting criteria will not be published and we encourage all individuals to submit lists to ensure their sightings are included.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

Recent Sightings

Follow us on Facebook rss

Reports published in the past 30 hours.

July 2019
Fri 19highlightRed-backed Fairy-wren, Purple-backed Fairy-wren, White-winged Fairy-wren
Tambo Park and Lake
Adult male and 3+ brown coloured Red-backed Fairy-wrens, Adult male and 5+ brown Purple-backed Fairy-wrens, two brown plumaged White-winged Fairy-wrens.
Greg & Val Clancy and Russell Jago 22/7 #240831
Sun 14Cotton Pygmy Goose
Chatsworth Park Rest Area. Gympie
Five pair Pygmy Geese mixed with other water fowl on the lagoons
Barney Enders 15/7 #240796
Fri 5Glossy Black-Cockatoo
Spies's Road, Bell
3 Birds, in Casuarina ( Balah ) trees, eating the cones. They were only seen once, then they moved on. It is very dry in the Bell district and not many trees have cones on them
Bernice Seton and Mitchell Newton 8/7 #240761

June 2019
Sun 30highlightRegent Honeyeater; Swift Parrot
Springfield Lakes- Spring Lake surrounds
Two birds first reported by Deb Metters on Sat evening, well seen thru Sun by myriad birders, first at roost tree by the tennis courts at 6am, then on fig tree by Spring Lake in the carpark by Moselles Cafe ~1pm and finally prolonged feeding on flowering ironbarks in row of trees between back alley of IGA and childcare centre (2-5pm). Birds have continued to be seen thru Mon and Tues in mostly the same areas. Swift Parrots first picked up on opposite side of lake above small playground by Rob Morris ~10am, subsequently seen well by many birders between 11am-12:30pm, sitting very quietly and still in crown of grey gum before flushing and disappearing into adjacent trees. Birds have not been seen since.
Russell Yong +100 others 3/7 #239739
Outside normal range
Early arrival; late departure
Interesting behaviour
Hard to see
Unusual habitat
Uncommon in area
Unusual numbers
Rare vagrant
Rare migrant
This web site is licensed under a Creative Commons License.

Creative Commons License