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 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Report Form to be completed and submitted for relevant sightings: Reports that do not meet the reporting criteria will not be published and we encourage all individuals to submit lists to ensure their sightings are included.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 Eremaea eBird. The Atlas and list entry components of Eremaea Birds will move to a new site called Eremaea eBird on 1st February 2014. Birdlines will remain here. In the meantime for entering all your lists register with eBird at

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Reports published in the past 30 hours.

November 2015
Sat 28Black Falcon
Lake Clarendon
A pair by the road below the dam
Rob Morris 28/11 #225648
Ground Cuckoo-Shrike
Devon Park Boundary Rd (west of Oakey)
4 along Devon Park Boundary Rd (west of Oakey) along with lots of Cockatiels and 11 Banded Lapwings.
Rob Morris 28/11 #225647
Plum-headed Finch
Jahnkes Lagoon
Small numbers along the edge of the lagoon.
Rob Morris 28/11 #225646
highlightPainted Honeyeater
Doctor's Creek Reserve
Up to 6 birds seen and heard. Mistle-toe feeding observed.
Rob Morris 28/11 #225645
Fri 27Black-necked Stork
Redcliffe Airport 1' Cell
Black-necked Stork. Magnificent bird. Was scared off by our aeroplane and flew off to the south west.
Chris Wilson 27/11 #225640
Thu 26Fairy Gerygone
Beachmere Campbell Pde
This bird reported some time back by BOPPAS.. We thought it had moved on but it is still at the second entry. for anybody who did not get it..
Peter Boyd 26/11 #225628
Wed 25Red winged parrot
Cobb and co dve, Beerburrum
Single male rwp seen feeding in front yard of a house. Haven't seen them this far south west of the dividing range.
James Lee Fong 25/11 #225614
Mon 23Square-tailed Kite
Lake Cooroibah Rd., Cooroibah
Single bird soaring above trees at 1440 hrs
Russ Lamb 24/11 #225606
Sun 22Eastern Reef Egret
Point Arkwright, Sunshine Coast
The bird can be seen on the rocks near the beach on the south side of the point.
John Smith 22/11 #225585
Mon 16Great Crested Grebe
Lake Samsonvale, Bullocky Rest, Joyner
At least 3 birds on the south west side of the lake at Bullocky Rest
John Dennison 16/11 #225529
Sun 15Pacific Swift
John Oxley Reserve (Murrumba Downs)
A single bird flying by itself heading south over the reserve today. Tail clearly seen. Ten minutes later on same flight path it was followed by a flock of White-throated needletails. eBird checklist
Rick Franks 17/11 #225536
Nathan Road Wetlands Reserve
Seen and photographed foraging in the shallow end of the wetlands, entry from Nathan Rd. eBird checklist
Kim & Stephen Cumes 16/11 #225533
Ground Cuckooshrike, Painted Honeyeater, Pink-eared Duck
Oakey area, Warrego Highway
Two Ground Cuckooshrikes in open paddock on the northern side of the Warrego Hwy just west of where it crosses Oakey Creek. Approximately 2000 Pink-eared Ducks on the large dams on the southern side of the Hwy about 2km further west. Several Painted Honeyeaters in mistletoes on roadside verge between Doctors Creek crossing and Jondaryan-Mount Tyson Road another 9km west.
Chris Burwell and Elliot Leach 16/11 #225527
Thu 12Eastern Rosella
Edens Parklands, Edens Landing
Mixed eastern rosella and pale-headed rosella flock, including hybrid offspring. Interesting to note the slight differences in call between the two species, and the way the eastern rosella drew fire from the aggressive noisy miners much more than the pale-headed rosellas did. eBird checklist
Christian Perrin 12/11 #225486
Squatter pidgeon
Rockhampton Port Alma road
Sighted a single bird perched in a dead tree just west of the salt works buildings. He was not in the least timid and just sat for at least 10 mins. eBird checklist
Ben Weston 12/11 #225483
Tue 10Sooty Oystercatcher
Scott's Point, Woody Point
-27.257S, 153.110E, Rare to see Sooty here, usually only Pieds
Paul Marty 10/11 #225473
Glossy Ibis
Cebus(Skill) Stadium, Gold Coast.
1 Glossy Ibis feeding in flooded area + 2 Black Kite
Terry Dillon 10/11 #225466
highlightRed-backed Button-quail
Nathan Road Wetlands Reserve
Small quail flushed. Good flight views of a female showing bright rufous nape and yellow bill. eBird checklist
Chris Attewell 10/11 #225464
Wed 4Pale-vented Bush-hen
Minnippi Parklands
Saw one Bush-hen at 5.40 am. Calling out and walking along narrow strip of bank. I had forgotten about Bulimba Creek being tidal and it was still quite high. Manage some photos, but, early morning, overcast sky didn't help. eBird checklist
Paul Turner 4/11 #225353
Tue 3Grey-crowned Babbler
Cnr Tinney Rd & Darley Rd, Upper Caboolture
Was surprised to see 5 Babblers on the footpath & going under the fence as we went around this corner. There may have been more as the fence hindered our view.
Brian & Meg Johnson 4/11 #225347
Beach Stone Curlew
Banksia Beach, Bribie Island
The curlew can be seen along the beach near the bird hides
John Smith 4/11 #225346
Mon 2White-winged Trillers nesting
Sandy Camp Road Wetlands
A pair of White-winged Trillers are actively building a nest together this morning along the same track as for the Black Bittern but nearer to the junction where it meets the industrial site. The small tree is out in the water on the left. eBird checklist
Marie Tarrant 2/11 #225304
Sun 1White-throated Needletails
Bullocks Rest, Lake Samsonvale
20 in the group hawking over the dam wall.
Dez Wells 2/11 #225317
highlightMasked Owl
Samford, Qld
This Masked Owl was spotted roosting in the open in daytime while doing bird surveys this morning at a project site - lowland rainforest being restored near Samford. Reporting for recording purposes but I'm not at liberty to provide location details.
Marie Tarrant 1/11 #225283
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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