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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

Birdline Australian Capital Territory is supported by Birdlife Australia and moderated by Alastair Smith and Frank Antram.

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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

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July 2015
Tue 28highlightPink Robin
Mt Ainslie Nature Reserve
Single female Pink Robin in gully on upper slopes of Mt Ainslie. Id by rich buff wing bars and lack of obvious white in tail. The gully is maybe 300 metres below the summit car park, just off the western side of the Mt Ainslie Summit road. There is a large clear, flat area in front of a locked management gate directly opposite on the eastern side of the road. eBird checklist
Steve Holliday 29/7 #224013
Tue 14Rose Robin
Mt Ainslie Nature Reserve--Campbell Park
Male well observed, uncertain whether a female was also present. Few records of this species from Campbell Park. eBird checklist
Peter Valentine 14/7 #223900
Sun 5White-necked Heron
Dam, Monaro Horse Paddock Agistment
Clear view from the Monaro Highway feeding in the dam. Clear white head, neck and breast with black wings. Seen in local dams during summer, but have not seen them in winter before. eBird checklist
Liam Manderson 5/7 #223810
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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