Eremaea Birdlines
Interesting and unusual bird observations
Birdline Central & Southern Queensland

Birdline Central & Southern 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 BSCQ region covers a large area from south of Ayr to the New South Wales Border and west to the Northern Territory border.

Birdline Central & Southern Queensland is supported by BirdLife Southern Queensland and moderated by Andy Jensen, Dezmond Wells, Rob Morris and Sandra Gallienne.

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Moderators' Note

The Moderators have adopted a 2 tier sightings system. All legitimate reports will be published,with some sightings which the Moderators consider to be unusual for rarity, distribution or timing being published as 'Highlights' on this page. The following link will appear after sighting submissions which contains information about the species of interest plus the Unusual Record Report Form to be completed and submitted for relevant sightings: Reports that do not meet the reporting criteria will not be published and we encourage all individuals to submit lists to ensure their sightings are included. We encourage any one with a long list of species to enter them into eBird Australia. The Atlas and list entry components of Eremaea Birds moved to a new site called eBird Australia on 1st February 2014. Birdlines will remain here. In the meantime for entering all your lists register with eBird at

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April 2021
Sat 3Giant Petrel sp
Amity Point
Sitting in Chanel out from jetty for over 1 hour at sundown. Editors note (AJ) - following discussion with observer, entered as Giant Petrel sp as unfortunately no detail of bill tip could be discerned. Good early record though - nearly all the records in our waters in June/July. Observer familiar with species pair
Jeremy wynne 3/4 #259974
Thu 1Major Mitchell's Cockatoo
47 Potters Road, Maryvale, 4370 QLD
Solo female. Appeared roughly the same time last year with Sulphur Crested Cockatoos, this year near Galahs but not flying with them. First saw it this year 01/04/2021 and again today. I have more photos. My brother in law said there used to be a few pairs near the eight mile area years ago but I thought they shouldn't be this far east.
Ingrid Shiel 2/4 #259970

March 2021
Wed 24Juvenile Red Tailed or White Tailed Tropicbird
Miles, Queensland
Bird was sitting in the middle of a bitumen road. I was unsure what it was but collected it and let it rest for a little while inside. I tried it again outside in a safe place an hour later and it flew away. I have been informed it was a juvenile red tailed or white tailed tropicbird. Possible blown inland in storms previous couple of days. I was encouraged to report the sighting.
Sonia Stenhouse 27/3 #259944
Sun 21Musk Lorikeet & possible Rainbow X Scaly-breasted Lorikeet
Charleville creek bank behind Cobb & Co Caravan Park
2 lorikeets occupying nesting cavity
Mary Hynes 25/3 #259935
White-browed Scrubwren
Dowse Lagoon (Sandgate)
In bush mid Nth area. Could be 1st record for Dowse Lagoon? eBird checklist
Paul Marty 21/3 #259906
Sat 20House Sparrow leucistic
Mitchell suburban street
The sparrow was in company with 2 or 3 other sparrows
Mary Hynes 25/3 #259936
Painted Button-quail
Mungallala Maranoa Queensland
Near Truckstop just east of Mungallala
Mary Hynes 20/3 #259904
Outside normal range
Early arrival; late departure
Interesting behaviour
Hard to see
Unusual habitat
Uncommon in area
Unusual numbers
Rare vagrant
Rare migrant
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