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Birdline Australian Capital Territory

Birdline ACT 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. Observations interesting to you can also be reported, but please provide justification. If you have any questions, please contact the moderators. Good birding and thanks for contributing to Birdline ACT! You can follow Birdline ACT on the web, RSS and Twitter. We encourage you to register and enter full lists of the species you see at

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Moderators' Note

Silver Gull Project Mark Carey is researching the seasonal movements and urbanisation of Silver Gulls in south-eastern Australia. He has a number of colour-banded Silver Gulls around Lake Burley Griffin. Please report all sightings of gulls with alphanumeric bands to or Twitter @silvergullproj

Recent Sightings


Reports published in the past 30 hours.

November 2014
Mon 24Australian Koel
Gore St, Higgins
This morning I was delighted to see that the local Koel, who has been calling for a few months now, has found a mate. The two were in my cherry tree and harvesting the berries. The local sparrows were all a twitter, literally.
Louise Armstrong 24/11 #221002
Sun 16highlightPacific Golden Plover
Fyshwick Sewage Ponds
Two Pacific Golden Plovers observed at the Sewage Ponds. Birds observed from Dairy Flat Road. Continuing Common Greenshank and 21 Black-winged Stilts also visible from the road. eBird checklist
Alastair Smith 16/11 #220868
Fri 14highlightCommon Greenshank
Fyshwick Sewage Treatment Plant
An adult Common Greenshank in non-breeding plumage was present on the drying pond, 2b, visible from dairy Flat Road, this evening.
PJ Milburn 14/11 #220830
Sat 8Black-winged Stilt
North Weston Ponds, ACT
A single bird feeding on the eastern margin of the pond below the RSPCA, Weston. 8.30 am It was still there at 9.30 am.
Arthur Connor 8/11 #220720
Sun 2Australian Koel
Gore St Higgins
This bird has been calling from afar for the past 2 weeks - usually from before sun up. Yesterday evening (approx. 6pm) it was perched in my large cherry tree, from where it called for about 10 minutes - before it flew away.
Louise Armstrong 3/11 #220633

October 2014
Fri 31Australian Koel
Daintree Cres, Kaleen
First one heard for the season... this morning at 6am
Jim Longworth 31/10 #220556
Thu 30Superb Parrot
EPIC showgrounds, Federal Hwy
Noted arrival of Superb Parrots in Watson on Monday. Finally caught up with a flock of around 9 males and females at approx 6:45pm at EPIC near the petrol station on the Federal Hwy. Flock separated with most flying to the west towards Wells Station
Ted Simes 30/10 #220545
Outside normal range
Early arrival; late departure
Interesting behaviour
Hard to see
Unusual habitat
Uncommon in area
Interesting to you as observer (must be justified)
Unusual numbers
Rare vagrant
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