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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 Peter Milburn.

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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

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October 2019
Sat 12highlightCrimson Chat and Banded Lapwings (13)
Old Boboyan Road at -35.7479, 148.9882
Were lucky enough to find the Banded Lapwings this morning (thanks to Christine and Sue). Surprise observation was a female Crimson Chat. Chat was first seen flying in with a couple of Brown-headed Honeyeater in a small woodland area halfway up the hill from the second creek crossing on Boboyan Rd. Initially seen on trees on right of road, but later it flew to the other side of the road. Hard to see on the ground. The Banded Lapwing were observed in the same valley at the top of the hill. eBird checklist
Liam Manderson 12/10 #241474
Mon 7highlightCommon Sandpiper
Isabella Pond
Very uncommon in the ACT. Also at the pond this morning a Black-winged Stilt, the first I've seen at this site. [Moderator's note: Last Common Sandpiper observed at Lake Ginninderra in 2008] eBird checklist
sandra henderson 7/10 #241419
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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