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Report Form to be completed and submitted for relevant sightings: Reports that do not meet the reporting criteria will not be published and we encourage all individuals to submit lists to ensure their sightings are included.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 2021
Tue 15Red tail Black cockatoos
Monsildale road, Monsildale
Heard the call first different to yellow tails, then saw 4 fly from a casuarina tree, saw the red tails. Great to see. Not a good photo, quick shot as the flew off.
Bernie and Linda Mcivor and Wilma Staines 15/6 #260325
Fri 11Bustard
East of Rockhampton
Two Bustards 32km east of Rockhampton on Emu Park Road
Bob Moffatt 11/6 #260303
Mon 7Cotton Pygmy-goose
Ewan Maddock Dam, Landsborough
Total of 16 birds seen on Ewan Maddock Dam, some 200m from causeway at end of Kowald Road, Landsborough. Birds regularly took flight enabling great views of diagonal white band on wings. eBird checklist
Russ Lamb, Bill Graham (Canberra) 13/6 #260315
White eared monarch
Jagera Ct, Closeburn
Four white eared monarchs, in the same area as every year. Also, fantail and shining bronze cuckoo's. Striped honeyeaters.
Bernie and Linda Mcivor and Wilma 8/6 #260291

May 2021
Sun 30highlightSouth Island Pied Oystercatcher
Bradburys Beach (Dunwich)
South Island Pied Oystercatcher at Bradbury's Beach (Dunwich) on North Stradbroke Island. Roosting on beach at high tide to west of Straddy Flyer ferry terminal. Clearly shorter legged than surrounding Australian Pied Oystercatcher, despite it missing a foot. Also with a longer, finer bill with a slight upcurve (less deep based). More extensive white on secondaries which reaches white of rump - wedge of white from rump also extends further up back than Australian Pied. Stuart Pickering's shots attached.
Andy Jensen, Stuart Pickering, Gus Daly and Elliot Leach 31/5 #260259
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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