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Report Form to be completed and submitted for relevant sightings: Reports that do not meet the reporting criteria will not be published and we encourage all individuals to submit lists to ensure their sightings are included.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 2019
Mon 22Diamond Firetail
442 Bunburra road, Bunburra
A single bird in among a small flock (about 12) of Double-barred Finches In our houseyard by birdfeeder. Only the second time recorded in this area in 47 years of bird recording (the other time was 14 April 1980 when I saw a pair)
Errol Stenzel 23/4 #238332
Mon 15Freckled Duck
Ewen Maddock Dam--Kowald Road
Two feeding in area north of floating yellow boom that is beneath power lines at southern end of dam. Eight Cotton Pygmy-Geese also. To access viewing point turn right at end of Kowald Rd, after approx 300 metres stop at power lines and walk east along easement about 200 metres. eBird checklist
Martin Ryan 15/4 #238263
Fri 12Brolga, Australian Bustard
Boyne Valley, Udodo
We observed a large post-breeding flock of Brolga (54 birds) gorging in the sorghum in the Boyne Valley near Udodo. A large proportion of the flock were juvenile birds so they had a good breeding season this year. Other interesting birds include Australian Bustard, Glossy Ibis and A. Hobby.
Ted Wnorowski and Kylie Jones 14/4 #238248
Sun 7Banded Lapwing
Niagara Road Jandowae
5 birds seen
kim cumes 7/4 #238190
Mon 1Galah(lutino)
Malpas st Boyne Island
Group of galahs seen whilst fuelling Car opposite Caltex Service station on Malpas street Boyne Island. Although a common species a Distant photo taken shows one bird being a lutino Galah on telegraph wires in this group.It could be an aviary escapee although once a few others flew off a normal bird flew over to it and they were preening each other as if were a bonded pair.
Phillip Bosci 7/4 #238191

March 2019
Sat 30Oriental Cuckoo
Hepatic bird this morning in woodland behind mangroves along Dohles Rocks Road by sharp bend in road just upstream from Osprey House. Same spot as grey bird two weeks ago, and two birds this time last year.
Andy Jensen 30/3 #238109
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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