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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1/29/2014

Moderators' Note

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.

February 2016
Tue 9Red-rumped Swallow
Tinaburra Boat Ramp, Lake Tinaroo
First birds seen this season. 5 mixed with Welcome Swallows eBird checklist Further information
Doug Herrington, Alan Gillanders 9/2 #226524
Wed 3Spotted Whistling Duck
Freshwater Lake (Centenary Lakes) Cairns
Could only find 10 of the previously reported 11 ducks still present on the lake. eBird checklist
Keith and Lindsay Fisher 3/2 #226473
Tue 2Black Bittern
Masters Road Lagoons, Toobanna
Male Black Bittern standing in drain on east side of cane road 50m from Masters Road intersection. Also, female flushed from thick hymenachne at Palm Creek picnic spot, Orient Road. Not likely to be a pair because male also often seen lately at picnic spot. No pix
Tony Ashton 2/2 #226460

January 2016
Thu 28Banded Lapwing
Private property Woodstock (via Townsville)
2 birds seen in one paddock of the property (nesting). Another four seen in another paddock.
Ian Boyd, Bill Holmes, Ivor preston and Gil Crabtree. 28/1 #226406
Spotted Whistlimg-Duck
Freshwater Lake (Centenary Lakes)
11 birds observed roosting in a paperbark. Located at the mouth of the small creek parallel (to the right) to the one directly opposite the Chinese temple (when looking from the temple).
Simon Gorta, Patrick Coleman, Andrew Walker 28/1 #226405
Fri 22Spotted Whistling-Duck
Wonga Beach
6 birds in pond at end of Oasis Drive.
Paul Taylor and Pam Smith 22/1 #226340
Banded Lapwing
Northern end of Old Kulara Road Yungaburra
Lone Banded Lapwing in farm pasture along with a dozen of the larger Masked Lapwings. My guidebook indicates this is north of their normal range.
Don Caswell 22/1 #226338
Tue 19Yellow Wagtail
Mungalla Station (Forrest Beach)
Four Yellow Wagtails at three sites along creek systems at Mungalla Station today. Species usually gone south before about now but it seems the moderate showers without any monsoon downpours and flooding is to the 4-6 seasonal residents' liking.
Tony Ashton 19/1 #226303
Sun 17Rufous Owl
Cairns
One Rufous Owl, roosting in usual fig tree, feeding on Rainbow Lorikeet..
Paul Taylor and Pam Smith 17/1 #226271
Wed 13Red-necked Crake
Queens Gardens (Townsville)
Known pair with 2 chicks, poor photo of chicks. eBird checklist
Ed Pierce 14/1 #226243
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