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

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

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September 2016
Thu 15Peregrine Falcon
Herberton district
Evident eyrie in large cavity in rockface evidenced by much whitewash, and pair of adults in area calling persistently and one of them perching c. 10 m from cavity for at least 20 minutes. Precise location withheld to avoid disturbance.
Don Franklin 15/9 #228538
Tue 13Channel-billed Cuckoo
Carlyle Gardens Retirement Resort, Townsville
Flying north over our house. First for the new season. eBird checklist
ivor Preston & Karen Doyle 13/9 #228511
Mon 12Black-faced Monarch
Euluma Creek Rd, Julatten at -16.56237, 145.38771 (restricted access)
Adult, 1st for season. eBird checklist
Keith and Lindsay Fisher 12/9 #228507
Common Cicadabird
Euluma Creek Rd, Julatten at -16.56237, 145.38771 (restricted access)
1st for the season, single bird calling.
Keith and Lindsay Fisher 12/9 #228505
Sun 11White-throated Needletail
Euluma Creek Rd, Julatten at -16.56237, 145.38771 (restricted access)
3 birds swooped down low and circled for a few minutes over house. Very early sighting for the season.
Keith and Lindsay Fisher 12/9 #228504
Sat 10highlightTerek Sandpiper
Bushland Beach, Townsville
Single bird resting and feeding with Great Knots. Rarely seen at this location.
John Lowry 10/9 #228476
Sat 3highlightLong-toed Stint
Burketown
Two birds at bore overflow at edge of town, in typical habitat for this species: shallow marsh with short couch grass. Identified by yellow legs, body size less than adjacent Black-fronted Dotterel, distinctive 'treet' calls in flight, and behaviour. Observer has had considerable experience with this species.
Roger Jaensch 8/9 #228462
Rufous Owl
Riverside Gardens, Douglas, Townsville
2 adults with 2 young eBird checklist
Ed Pierce 3/9 #228416
Fri 2Large-tailed Nightjar
Burketown
Distinctive 'chonk' call series heard during the night near edge of town, where dense, closed mangrove/riparian forest along a creek provides habitat that extends for many kilometres along the Albert River system.
Roger Jaensch 8/9 #228463
Thu 1Pacific Koel
Carlyle Gardens Retirement Resort, Townsville
Heard calling from boundary trees at 6:35 am. My first for the season. eBird checklist
ivor Preston 1/9 #228404

August 2016
Sat 27highlightLittle Buttonquail
Townsville Town Common Conservation Park
Heard, not sighted. Called twice, estimated 5-7 m away; series of low "ooms"; compared the call to that on the Morcombe app and it matched entirely. Of interest as the species has only just been recently seen for the first time at Town Common last week Today by the #6 gate, some 4 kms distance to last week's record. Joint identification together with jo Wieneke, eBird checklist
Niel Bruce 27/8 #228350
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