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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29/01/2014

Moderators' Note

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

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February 2017
Mon 20White-browed Crake
Carlyle Gardens Retirement Resort, Townsville
Single bird in open drain early morning with Black-fronted Dotterels (2) and Masked lapwings (3) eBird checklist
Ivor Preston 20/2 #230148
Sat 11Sanderling
Bushland Beach (Jamaica Crescent access)
One seen briefly at the edge of the flock of Great Knot. eBird checklist
Niel Bruce 11/2 #230071
Fri 3Australian Bustard
Newell Beach Service Road, Mossman.
On the left hand side of the road, in a flooded pasture, 1 single adult Australian Bustard. Rare on the coastal plain north of Ingham. Only 1 other recent record, 24/05/2015, by John Pearson, at Dunn Road swamp at Yorkeys Knob.
Douglas J Armstrong 7/2 #230034

January 2017
Sun 29Barn Swallow
Newell Beach
15 Barn Swallows seen and photographed. Not often seen in the local area. eBird checklist
Doug Herrington 29/1 #229946
Sat 28Zitting Cisticola
Port Musgrave wetland, western Cape York Peninsula
A few birds calling / displaying. (Very few records on CYP, none previously this far north on the western peninsula: Moderator)
Ben Bright & David Milson 28/1 #229941
Fri 27Barn Swallow
Newell Beach
We found 33 birds sheltering from the heat on the upstairs balcony of an empty house on the corner of Ocean and Andrews Streets. Mixture of mature and immature. Some mature birds in outstanding condition. (Confirms the presence of good numbers of Barn Swallows in the Newell Beach area this summer: moderator).
Paul and Jean Newman and Del Richards 29/1 #229949
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