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Report Form to be completed and submitted for relevant sightings: Reports that do not meet the reporting criteria will not be published and we encourage all individuals to submit lists to ensure their sightings are included.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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October 2019
Wed 16Glossy Black Cockatoo's
Montserrat Lookout
Nine birds feeding on Casuarina's on the mountain slope.
Amanda Johnston 17/10 #241523
Sun 13Cotton Pygmy geese
Old Cove Road, dam at -26.9304326, 152.7723008, Woodford
A pair on a small private dam, with 4 Glossy ibis on muddy bank.
Bernie and Linda Mcivor 14/10 #241491
Thu 3Snipe sp
Clearwater lagoon, Mt Isa
Six Snipe observed in wet grassy area between lagoon and road. I cannot differentiate Latham's from Swinhoe's except on probability in this location. Based on apparent tail feather count, it could be Latham's. However, local opinion (Rex) is they would be Swinhoe’s as Latham’s unlikely there --- he has previously sent detailed pictures & had discussion with Danny Burke & Swinhoe’s was considered the answer so far inland. Such sightings have not been submitted to E-bird so only Latham's is on record and may be incorrect. eBird checklist
Sue Chatfield 4/10 #241392

September 2019
Mon 30Cormorant
Woodgate Beach Esplanade
Approximately 500 cormorants flocked together on the foreshore. Shuffling forward as the tide comes in. eBird checklist
Euan Gordon 30/9 #241353
Sat 28Dollarbird
Panoramic Drive, Narangba
First sighting for the season, seen on power line.
Dez Wells 29/9 #241342
Fri 27Painted Button-quail
Ferntree Creek National Park, Sunshine Coast.
Single bird foraging along track. Probable male. First time seen at this site for us. Image by Vince Lee. eBird checklist
John Kooistra with Vince Lee & Russell McGregor 27/9 #241312
Tue 24White-eared Monarch
Jagera Ct, Closeburn
A pair in the same street as every year, also black faced monarch's, yellow robins, rufous whistlers and white throated honey eaters, sadly that street is being developed more and the patch of bush is getting less and less.
Bernie and Linda Mcivor 25/9 #241292
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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