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Report Form to be completed and submitted for relevant sightings: Reports that do not meet the reporting criteria will not be published and we encourage all individuals to submit lists to ensure their sightings are included.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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August 2019
Thu 22Horsefield's Bushlark
Monsildale Road near Kilcoy end.
Our first for the year, saw two birds in all. They were just happy to sit and sing for us. And 72 species for the day. 10 hours in all. Happy with that, as it was dry and windy.
Linda and Bernie Mcivor and Wilma. 22/8 #241000
Tue 13Pictorella Mannikin
Gumhole Waterhole, Diamantina Lakes NP
5 single PM observed feeding in long grass with 7 Plum-headed Finches. ID photos will be downloaded at end of trip. 6 Black Honeyeaters feeding in shrubs, along with lots of Zebra Finches and Diamond Doves. 2 Spotted Harriers circled above. Location on west side of waterhole. Thanks to Qld Field Nats for tip on PHF. NP in magnificent condition covered in grasses. White-winged Trillrds at every treed location.
Colin and Lynne Cannard 15/8 #240968
Sat 10Flock Bronzewing
9 mile Crossing, south of Bedourie
2 flocks of 40 to 50 Flock Bronzewings, both put up by raptors. Parties of up to Four continually coming in to drink at roadside dams and flying around in all directions. Given extent of drying floodout plains over 10 km, there were probably thousands of birds in the extensive vegetation . Also Australian Pratincloes exceeding count of 100.
Colin and Lynne Cannard 14/8 #240966
Red-backed Kingfisher
Kalpowar State Forest
During our last visit we encountered (to our surprise) two Red-backed Kingfishers perching on the top of small bushes in the area of recently harvested Hoop Pines. Other interesting birds include Speckled Warbles, Diamond Firetails and Varied Sittellas.
Ted and Alex Wnorowski 12/8 #240953
Wed 7Australian King-Parrot
Bribie Island
One male bird seen and heard flying east over Goodwin Drive about 8am this morning. King-parrots are very rare on the island - this was my first in 14 years of observations here. (Our closest sighting of Kings to the island was just outside Caboolture many years ago.)
Brian Johnson 7/8 #240926

July 2019
Wed 31Freckled Duck
Boynedale Bushcamp
A single Freckled Duck is present for at least one month at the western part of Lake Awoonga near Boynedale Bushcamp. The bird stays with a large flock of Grey Teals. Other birds present are Glossy Ibis (9), Black-necked Stork (1 female), Yellow-billed Spoonbill (2), Brolga (2), Nankeen Night-Heron (2) and Cotton Pygmy-goose (7)
Ted and Alex Wnorowski 2/8 #240892
Australian Bustard, Brolga
Ubobo Township, Boyne Valley
A large flock (67 birds) of Australian Bustards was feeding in the small lucerne field near Ubobo at Boyne Valley. Bustards are regularly congregating there in this time of the year but we've never seen so large flock in the valley. There were also five Brolgas nearby and 4 Emus in the nearby paddock.
Ted and Alex Wnorowski 2/8 #240891
Tue 30highlightAustralian Bustard
Warmga Park, Spies's Road, Bell
8 Birds, sighted in a grass paddock, most ever seen at one time here. Drought is most likely bringing them east.
Bernice Seton 1/8 #240887
Sat 27Grey Goshawk (white morph)
Petrie Creek Road, Maroochydore - Nambour
First seen at 1.15 near turf farm and still in vicinity almost 2 hours later
Mary Hynes 27/7 #240855
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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