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Report Form to be completed and submitted for relevant sightings: Reports that do not meet the reporting criteria will not be published and we encourage all individuals to submit lists to ensure their sightings are included.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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March 2018
Thu 15Black-necked Stork, Australasian Shoveler
Wiggins Island Coal Terminal, Gladstone
Water is receding from all ponds. Black-necked Stork is back and is walking proudly among Ch. Teals. We also observed two Australasian Shovelers (rare in Capricornia Coast) and a single A. Hobby.
Ted and Alex Wnorowski 15/3 #233838
Pectoral Sandpiper
Bishops Marsh, Toorbul
1 bird, first spotted yesterday by Stewart Melton eBird checklist Further information
Greg Roberts 15/3 #233833
Fri 9Musk Duck
Fraser Island - Lake Mckenzie
A solitary male Musk Duck observed on the lake. Not too far from shore and seemingly unperturbed by nearby swimmers. eBird checklist
George Madani 9/3 #233777
Thu 8Grey Plover
King Island (Moreton Bay)
Seen at the mornings low tide on the far side of King Island together with five Great Knots , Lesser Sand Plovers in breeding plumage and numbers of Bar-tailed Godwits nicely coloured up. eBird checklist
Ken Doy 8/3 #233770
Mon 5Shining Flycatcher
male & female eBird checklist
Greg Roberts 7/3 #233756
Broad-billed Sandpiper
Godwin Beach
eBird checklist
Greg Roberts 6/3 #233745
Sun 4highlightBuller's Shearwater, Lesser Frigatebird, Tahiti Petrel
Sunshine Coast Pelagic
A quiet day with north-westerlies prevailing. Distant Buller's Shearwater & a couple of frigatebirds the highlights. eBird checklist Further information
Greg Roberts & all aboard Sunshine Coast pelagic 6/3 #233743
Fri 2Wedge-tailed Eagle
High-ish in sky above Burpengary Aquatic Centre, Bruce Highway, Burpengary
Looked to bean adult with 2 crows in pursuit.
Pip Grant-Taylor 4/3 #233730

February 2018
Wed 28Wedge-tailed Eagle, immature
Lake Samsonvale--Golds Scrub Lane
Immature Wedge-tailed Eagle released after a spell at Currumbin Wildlife Hospital where it was treated for emaciation and a bruised shoulder damaged on impact when flight failed. Would appreciate notification if same bird (or at least an immature WTE) is sighted for tracking & reporting to CWH in early stages after release. Many thanks.
Pip Grant-Taylor 28/2 #233690
Tue 27highlightSatin Flycatcher
Brisbane Forest Park--Bellbird Grove
Male Satin Flycatcher 100 - 200 m down from the top of Bellbird Grove Rd. Sighting photos confirmed on Facebook ABID page. eBird checklist Further information
Sue Lee & Catherine Hirsch 27/2 #233681
Mon 26Brolga, Glossy Ibis
Wiggins Island Coal Terminal Rd, Gladstone
After heavy rains during the last few days usually dry plains in front of mangroves changed into a large very shallow lake. We observed 8 Brolgas (3 juv) landing among hundreds of small waders and Gull-billed Terns. In the site there are still present: Glossy Ibis (6), Red-necked Avocet (23), Marsh Sandpiper (2). A new additions include: Latham's Snipe (3) and Pacific Golden Plover (11 nearly all already in their breeding plumage)
Ted and Alex Wnorowski 26/2 #233668
Sun 25Grey Goshawk
Bunya Road at Wongan Creek crossing
Male and female perched quite visibly in a high branch over the road, seemed to be just resting. A single Sacred Kingfisher tried ineffectually to dislodge them but hardly ruffled a feather. eBird checklist Further information
Ivor Jones 25/2 #233665
Tue 20Black Kite
Flock of 10 circling NE low just after dawn. Must have over nighted on golf course. Migrants possibly?
Pete Jones 20/2 #233618
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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