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Report Form to be completed and submitted for relevant sightings: Reports that do not meet the reporting criteria will not be published and we encourage all individuals to submit lists to ensure their sightings are included.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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Reports published in the past 30 hours.

January 2020
Tue 21highlightAustralian Painted Snipe
Lake Samsonvale--Kobble Creek BBQ Area
We actually saw one bird briefly at dusk on Monday 20 Jan and returned early on Tuesday morning to find the pair along the waters edge. The birds remained clearly visible for about an hour before quietly slipping into cover.
Robyn and Rob Seal 22/1 #244315
Sun 12Masked Owl
Mt Greville
It was following us up the gorge landing and perching , watching us with curiosity. We had great views.
Amanda Johnston 12/1 #244239
Sat 4Plum-headed Finch
Lake Samsonvale--Golds Scrub Lane
2 birds, loosely associating with Chestnut-breasted Mannikins in tall seeding grasses near the water's edge
Ivor Jones 5/1 #244175
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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