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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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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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Reports published in the past 30 hours.

April 2016
Wed 6Swift Parrot
Mount Majura Nature Reserve--Hackett water tank
Seen on Mount Majura Nature Reserve--Hackett water tank and as reported on eBird by Martin Butterfield on 4 April. 3 seen and at least one other heard. eBird checklist
Judy Leitch 6/4 #227117
Sun 3highlightSwift Parrot
Hackett near ACTEWAGL/ICON reservoir on western flank of Mt Majura
Two fleetingly observed on Saturday afternoon (approx 6pm). A small flock of Swift Parrots (around six) observed Sunday (3 April) 10-12am. All observations were within approx 300 radius of the Hackett reservoir. Birds were constantly being harassed by noisy mynahs, Currawongs and Eastern Rosellas.
Ted Simes 3/4 #227074
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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