Eremaea Birdlines
Interesting and unusual bird observations
Birdline North Queensland

Birdline North 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 coverage for the Birdline North Queensland site is from Bowen west to the Northern Territory border and north to the tip of Cape York Peninsula and includes all the offshore islands. We encourage any one with a long list of species to enter them into Eremaea eBird.

Birdline North Queensland is supported by BirdLife Northern Queensland and BirdLife Townsville and moderated by Len & Chris Ezzy and Peter Valentine.

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All reports are not necessarily confirmed and are published here to encourage others to confirm them.

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Reports published in the past 30 hours.

August 2015
Thu 27highlightRed-necked Avocet
Cairns Esplanade
Unusual sighting. First sighted at 0900 by Andy Anderson. The 10 Red-necked Avocets still present at 1600 hrs on the rising tide
John Pearson 28/8 #224349
Mon 17Great-billed Heron
Near Cairns airport in mangrove swamp area
Spotted near industrial section in Mangroves wading in small creek. Our flight was delayed and we had time to kill.
Gwen and Michael Bird 18/8 #224241
Sat 15Sooty Oystercatcher
Kissing Point Townsville
Birds seen roosting on rocks on the foreshore of Kissing Point, Rowes Bay
Ian Boyd 15/8 #224204
Thu 13Latham's Snipe
Mungalla Station--Forrest Beach, Queensland
Two Latham's Snipe beside Palm Creek at Mungalla this morn, 3 days after one seen at Tyto Wetlands, first for season.
Tony Ashton 13/8 #224185
Wed 12Latham's Snipe
Dam on private property Reid R 10' cell.
Siingle bird on the edge of a large dam. eBird checklist
Ian Boyd, Gil Crabtree, Bill Holmes & Ivor Preston 13/8 #224181
Mon 10Owlet Nightjar
Townsville Town Common Conservation Park
Bird sighted on an approved BirdLife Townsville spotlighting outing on the Common.
Ian Boyd and others. 12/8 #224177
Red-backed Kingfisher
Townsville Town Common Conservation Park
Species sighted on an approved Birdlife Townsville spotlight outing just passed the mangroves area on the way out to Shelly Beach. Colour may be influenced by camera flash but it did have a definite green appearance through binoculars.
Ian Boyd and others 12/8 #224176
highlightSpotted Nightjar
Townsville Town Common Conservation Park
Species sighted on an approved Birdlife Townsville spotlighting excursion on the Common
Ian Boyd and others 12/8 #224175
Fri 7Spotted Harrier
Ross Creek - Townsville CBD
Flew over the creek in from of the Museum of Tropical Queensland, c. 2 pm, heading seawards.
Niel L. Bruce 7/8 #224108
Mon 3Australian Pratincole
Bean Tree Road, Tolga/Atherton
Single bird on gravel patch by field
Phil Gregory 10/8 #224140
Sun 2Sarus Crane
Bucks Rd Woodstock
4 birds at dam, 2 adults, 2 imm. eBird checklist
Ed Pierce 2/8 #224066
Outside normal range
Early arrival; late departure
Interesting behaviour
Hard to see
Unusual habitat
Uncommon in area
Unusual numbers
Rare vagrant
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