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.

May 2016
Fri 13highlightDouble-Banded Plover.
Cairns Esplanade (southern end)
This Double-Banded Plover was taken By Tony Neilson on Friday 13th, Cairns Esplanade in the afternoon. Another Bird or the same one was seen again on Saturday14th. eBird checklist
Tony Neilson, Norton Gill and John Pearson. 15/5 #227490
Thu 12Kalkadoon Grasswren
Mica Creek crossing on Diamantina Development Rd
Party of three observed in afternoon in first valley to the north of the old wrecked car. Seen again three days later in the early morning.
Brett Taylor 17/5 #227517
Tue 3highlightCarpentarian Grasswren
McNamara Rd at -20.27861, 139.14722
After a long morning searching for this bird, found them 100m off the road at the 8km marker, on the western side of the road and North of the creek. Found a pair,initially flew off, but were happy to continue about their business in the open once they were a comfortable distance away from me.
Andrew O'Brien 3/5 #227399
Mon 2Little Bronze-Cuckoo
Flecker Botanical Gardens, Cairns
5 or 6 Little Bronze-Cuckoos chasing each other through a small stand of mangroves at the edge of Saltwater Lake, with much calling, wing-quivering and tail-fanning.
Ivor Jones 3/5 #227400
Sun 1Brown Cuckoo-Dove
Palmetum Botanical Garden (Townsville)
eBird checklist
Ed Pierce 1/5 #227381

April 2016
Sat 30Sarus Crane
Karumba Developmental Rd at -17.45306, 141.17556
Spotted a pair of Sarus Crane's mixing with a flock of 10 Brolga's, approximately 23km out of town.
Andrew O'Brien 2/5 #227393
Black-faced Monarch
Euluma Creek Rd, Julatten at -16.56237, 145.38771 (restricted access)
Adult feeding begging juvenile, late in the normal breeding season. Still a few adults remaining in the area.
Keith and Lindsay Fisher. 1/5 #227377
Great Crested Grebe
Townsville Town Common Conservation Park
Single bird at 1st veiw-point. (Melaleuca Viewing Area)
Ed Pierce 30/4 #227373
Plum-headed Finch
Townsville Town Common Conservation Park
8 birds near Townsville Airport crash gate 6.
Ed Pierce 30/4 #227372
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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