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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December 2016
Wed 7highlightLittle Curlew (31)
Townsville Airport (RAAF Base side - restricted access)
31 Little Curlews were identified in this mornings airside bird count feeding in the grass. Very ordinary iPhone photo attached This is the first the birds have been observed at the airport eBird checklist
Brendan Cook 7/12 #229432

November 2016
Wed 30Brown Booby
Mouth of Rollingstone Ck, Balgal Beach
First seen standing on the waters edge, flew to a couple of other spots on the edge of the creek and finally swam upstream past the mangroves! Note the park Rangers had just removed a 2.5m Saltwater Crocodile from the boat ramp area. eBird checklist
Ivor Preston & Gil Crabtree 1/12 #229382
Mouth of Rollingstone Ck, Balgal Beach
Single bird consorting with a Red-capped Plover - high tide, fine weather. Photograph by Gil Crabtree. eBird checklist
ivor Preston & Gil Crabtree 30/11 #229371
Fri 18Barn Swallow
Ryan Weare Park - Freshwater
Juvenile bird seen by Del Richards at 10am
Del Richards 18/11 #229254
Fri 11Spotted Whistling-duck
Centenary Lakes, Cairns
Nine Spotted Whistling-ducks were seen on the freshwater lake at about midday. They kept close together in front of the pavilion and did not move far about the lake. I thought this had been reported at the time but could not find a record so perhaps it is not note-worthy..
Sue Chatfield 17/11 #229236
highlightSpotted Whistling Duck
Cairns Botanical Gardens and Centenary Lakes
Flock of Spotted Whistling Ducks in the freshwater lake at Centenary Gardens in Cairns highly visible ... seen by Alan Gillanders today. Not too commonly seen here.
Peter Valentine for Alan Gillanders 11/11 #229199
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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