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Report Form to be completed and submitted for relevant sightings: Reports that do not meet the reporting criteria will not be published and we encourage all individuals to submit lists to ensure their sightings are included.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

October 2018
Sat 20Cotton Pygmy-goose
Lotus Lagoon area, Rockhampton
51 cotton pygmy-geese in about a quarter of a hectare (50m x 50m) or less water.
Andrew McDougall 21/10 #235826
Wed 17Pale-vented Bush-hen
Fairfield area (including Brisbane Corso)
Heard calling in mangroves along the river in two areas along the Brisbane Corso. Two birds were seen. Area between Newcastle Street and just past Princess Street but could be anywhere along there. eBird checklist
Rae Clark 17/10 #235792
Sun 14Satin Flycatcher
Alligator Creek, Rossmoya
One male, first I have seen at this location. Leaden flycatchers and the other usuals present also.
Andrew McDougall 18/10 #235803
442 Bunburra road, Bunburra 4310
A flock of about 12 feeding in flowering BLUE GUMS along with Rainbow and Scaly-Brested Lorikeets . Also in area are White-winged Trillers.
Errol stenzel 9/10 #235709
highlightRadjah Shelduck
Sandstone Point (Pebble Beach Common)
found this morning by Valerie Laird
Greg Roberts 9/10 #235708
Sun 7Red-rumped parrot
Found on powerlines in thick fog. eBird checklist
Ed Frazer 8/10 #235697
Shining Bronze-Cuckoo (NZ race lucidus)
nr Railway St, Dayboro
Bird ID'd as race lucidus due to green crown and whitish-face. Lower mandible base grey. Feeding on small insects in emergent jacaranda flowers. eBird checklist
Tom Tarrant, Brian and Dell Coates, Richard and Linda Noske 7/10 #235688
Sat 6Rufous Songlark
Woodward Rd, Armstrong Creek
Unexpected find whilst trying to capture audio of singing White-winged Trillers eBird checklist
Tom Tarrant 6/10 #235663

September 2018
Sun 30highlightBlack-tailed Native-hen
Nathan Road Wetlands Reserve
Wattle Rd end, pond behind the school. eBird checklist
Ged Tranter 30/9 #235602
Fri 28Dollarbird
kim cumes 28/9 #235575
Thu 27Major Mitchell Cockatoos
Highworth Range, Kureelpa
Highly probable sighting of a pair in back yard on birdbath. Could be escapees ??? Has anyone else spotted them in the Blackall Ranges area?
PAUL GRAY 28/9 #235568
White-throated Needletail
Four birds seen morning towards the south east. First sighting for this season
Steve Popple 27/9 #235557
Wed 26Eastern Koel
Robina Village, Gold Coast
Heard at 630am today- A bit early for this area. (Editors note - Ebird shows a number of records in SEQ this spring already.)
Terry Dillon 26/9 #235551
Tue 25crimson rosella
clearwater street, ormiston
two birds in tree calling
jeremy wynne 25/9 #235544
Sun 23highlightAustralian Pratincole
Lake Coolmunda
Feeding on the highway side of the lake, back from the waterline near the grass area. Single bird observed for the afternoon. Photo taken from campground side of fence, included for reference.
Kim Cumes and Pauline Brennan 24/9 #235542
Pectoral Sandpiper
Lake Clarendon
Single bird with 200+ sharpies. eBird checklist
Ged Tranter and Michael Daley 23/9 #235526
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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