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Report Form to be completed and submitted for relevant sightings: Reports that do not meet the reporting criteria will not be published and we encourage all individuals to submit lists to ensure their sightings are included.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

March 2019
Sat 16Oriental Cuckoo
Grey bird this morning in woodland behind mangroves along Dohles Rocks Road by sharp bend in road just upstream from Osprey House.
Andy Jensen 16/3 #238023
Fri 15White throated night jar
Tingalpa Creek Reserve chadwell st
Bird was lying on horse trail as storm was approaching in the afternoon. We didn’t realise what it was until we were right on top of it.
Jeremy wynne 17/3 #238033
Oriental Cuckoo
Parklakes Wetlands (Bli Bli)
Cuckoo flew in and landed on branch for very short time yesterday morning
Mary Hynes & Paul Jensen 16/3 #238022
Thu 14Stubble Quail and Horsefield's Bushlark
Postman's Track (Lake Samsonvale)
Both species recorded this morning at Postman's Track (record shots only obtained). The Stubble Quail flushed and was obviously not a Brown Quail - appearing greyer also leaving an impression of something whitish in the markings. On returning along the same track the bird flushed again from and landed a short distance ahead but staying on the track and allowing a good view of the bird before it flew on.
Marie Tarrant 14/3 #238006
Wed 13Cockatiels
Anstead Bushland Reserve
I heard then photographed a flock of 6 Cockatiel flying eastwards. I had the camera to my face & didn't see the other 8 - 12 cockatiel also with them that were seen by another birder standing with me. Distant & cropped silhouette photo of the group in the eBird list. eBird checklist
Sue Lee & Mike 13/3 #238001
Fri 8Powerful Owl
Bryant Road Bollier
Male heard calling 9pm Friday 8 March and 6pm Sunday 10 March. Area mixed grazing and bush land. Private land.
Lyn and Garry Robinson 13/3 #237999
Wood Sandpiper, Brolga, Black-necked Stork, Australasian Shoveler
Garnett's Lagoon, Hervey Bay
eBird checklist
Greg Roberts 9/3 #237969
Lesser Crested Tern, Common Sandpiper, Wandering Tattler, Beach Stone-Curlew
Point Vernon, Hervey Bay
1 Lesser Crested among Crested (unusual this time of year), Wandering & Grey-tailed Tattler together eBird checklist
Greg Roberts 9/3 #237968
Thu 7Shining Flycatcher
1 male eBird checklist
Greg Roberts 9/3 #237967
Grey Plover, Beach Stone-Curlew
Good numbers (40) of Grey Plover eBird checklist
Greg Roberts 9/3 #237966
Turquoise Parrot
Postman's Track (Lake Samsonvale)
Record shots only of the bird that was at the start of the grassy tracks and flew down onto the track from a low lantana branch before flying back into the scrub and becoming lost to view eBird checklist
Marie Tarrant 7/3 #236959
Tue 5Diamond Dove
Flagstone Creek Road at -27.619, 151.026
One Diamond Dove among flock of Peaceful Dove. Observed for 12 minutes. eBird checklist
Tyde Bands 5/3 #236939
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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