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Report Form to be completed and submitted for relevant sightings: Reports that do not meet the reporting criteria will not be published and we encourage all individuals to submit lists to ensure their sightings are included.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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July 2018
Sat 21Boo Book Owl
Sheepstation ck conservation park, Caboolture
Catching some morning sun from his hollow.
Bernie and Linda Mcivor 21/7 #234913
Thu 19Dusky Woodswallow
Monsildale rd Kilcoy
Sitting on fence post for quite some time.
Bernie and Linda Mcivor and Wilma 21/7 #234914
Australian Bustard
Carnarvon Highway 8 km north of Nindigully
A flock of 16 Australian Bustard observed on grassland near highway. eBird checklist
Darryl Eggins, Russell Jago, Greg Clancy, Sue Harris 19/7 #234903
Mon 16Pictorella Mannikin
Boulia River Crossing (near the caravan park)
Two birds seen foraging together with zebra finches. eBird checklist
Stanley Tang and Andrew Walker 16/7 #234873
Tue 10Musk Lorikeet
Dayboro IGA Supermarket Carpark
Several birds (initially heard on call) feeding in flowering gum with large IGA sign on trunk.
Tom Tarrant 10/7 #234834
Mon 9highlightSwift Parrot
Sheep Station Creek Conservation Park
Two birds close to trail, SW section of Grey Box/Gum circuit, S of Phelps Rd entrance, around 12:00 hrs. Not present 4 h earlier when birding there for 1 h. Quite close to where I saw the first bird (sub-adult) on 11 June. eBird checklist
Richard Noske 10/7 #234832
Sun 8New Holland honeyeater
Kingaman road lake borumba
Feeding in eucalypts with little lorikeets.
Bernie and Linda Mcivor and Wilma 9/7 #234826
Brown Booby and Australasian Gannets
Red Beach, Bribie Island
All Imm/juv feeding with many crested Terns not far from shore
Ken Hartley 8/7 #234822
Red-backed Kingfisher
Greendale Road on way to Glastonbury Creek Camping area, north of Gympie
Unusual sighting in this area, possibly due to dry conditions further west
Steve & Carol Popple 8/7 #234818
Wed 4Australian Bustard
Warmga Park (restricted access) Bell, Qld
I am seeing between 1 to 6 Australian Bustards every few days, these birds are not common here, but usually spend some time in our district every year.
Bernice Seton 4/7 #234786
Mon 2highlightWestern Gerygone
Whites Hill Reserve
Mega! Western Gerygone singing intermittently at -27.5127° S / 153.0840° E. Seen throughout the day by several observers and at least one report from the morning of the 3rd. eBird checklist
Elliot Leach 4/7 #234782
Regent Bower Birds and Spotted Bower Bird
Warmga Park (restricted access)
Regent Bower Birds, male and female bathing in bird bath with a Spotted Bower bird, male. These birds are not common visitors here
Bernice Seton 3/7 #234779
Sun 1Dusky Woodswallow
Duck Creek Road.
One bird flying overhead about 2 kms along the road from the edge of the rainforest. An uncommon sighting in that area.
Barry Davies 2/7 #234756
Glossy Black-Cockatoo
Lamington National Park Road
A flock of Glossys flew from the side of the road down in to the valley approximately 4 kms from the start of the up hill section of the road. There were definitely 5 birds but possibly 7. Unfortunately in the late afternoon light we were not able to distinguish the gender or age of the birds.
Barry Davies and Andrew Austin 2/7 #234755
Musk Lorikeet
Lamington National Park Road Sarabah
A flock of Musk Lorikeets, identified by their distinctive call, flew across the road and down in to the valley late in the afternoon about 3 kms up the road from where it starts going up hill.
Barry Davies 2/7 #234754
Spotted Bower Bird
Warmga Park, Bell Qld
I male bird, bathing, only third time one has been seen here. Conditions are very dry
Bernice Seton 1/7 #234751

June 2018
Fri 29Fluttering shearwater
Lions Park (Woorim)
At 4.30 pm a large flock of about 2000 birds that we suspect were Fluttering shearwaters flew from the southeast to the north towards Caloundra. They were flying low over the water just outside of the shark nets. This coincided with a group of dolphins, terns and 2 gannets feeding on a school of fish just inside the shark nets. eBird checklist
Jan Nargar 29/6 #234726
Mon 25Brolga
Dholes rocks road
Still wading about, single bird only, but was in the company of six Glossy ibis
Bernie and Linda Mcivor 25/6 #234696
Sat 23highlightWhite-fronted Tern
Point Lookout (North Stradbroke Island)
Single bird on the rocks below Point Lookout this morning. Seen while I was whale watching. Conditions otherwise far too benign for any other seabirds of note.
Andy Jensen 23/6 #234683
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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