Eremaea Birdlines
Interesting and unusual bird observations
Birdline North Queensland

Birdline North 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 coverage for the Birdline North Queensland site is from Bowen west to the Northern Territory border and north to the tip of Cape York Peninsula and includes all the offshore islands. We encourage any one with a long list of species to enter them into Eremaea eBird.

Birdline North Queensland is supported by BirdLife Northern Queensland and BirdLife Townsville and moderated by Len & Chris Ezzy and Peter Valentine.

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All reports are not necessarily confirmed and are published here to encourage others to confirm them.

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Reports published in the past 30 hours.

December 2019
Tue 3highlightOriental Pratincole
Cairns Northern Esplanade
Standing in the mud near the shore eBird checklist
Peter Manins 3/12 #242968
Mon 2highlightEastern Yellow Wagtail
Cairns Mangroves
Very active, running and bobbing it’s tail independent of the (quieter) 42 Sharp-tailed Sandpipers, 2 Bar-tailed Godwits and 5 Great Knots, 3 Silver Gulls and 2 Black Fronted Dotterels eBird checklist
Jannette and Peter Manins 2/12 #242963

November 2019
Fri 29highlightVaried Lorikeet
Normanton-Floraville Rd, Bynoe River crossing
250. On blossom next to seasonal creek which had water due to early rains. Unusual to see such a large flock in this area. eBird checklist
Rob Reed 29/11 #242935
Tue 26Wood Sandpiper(4)
Hasties Swamp Bird Hide
Now four Wood Sandpipers, along with 4 Red-kneed Dotterels and a Marsh Sandpiper.
John Grant 26/11 #242913
Sun 24highlightEastern Yellow Wagtail
Townsville Town Common--Melaleuca viewing area
Active solo Yellow Wagtail seen in four spots out on drying wetland this morning before it flew away to the west. Several small yellow splotches on breast and belly. eBird checklist
Tony Ashton 24/11 #242884
Sun 17Banded Lapwing
Pickford Road just off the highway, Mareeba Wetlands track
Saw a pair of Banded Lapwings just of the main highway on Pickfords Road. Only gave a cursory glance because i have seen these birds often in South Australia. Didnt realise they were a decent distance out of their range until i put the list into EBird. eBird checklist
Andrew Mableson 25/11 #242906
Outside normal range
Early arrival; late departure
Interesting behaviour
Hard to see
Unusual habitat
Uncommon in area
Unusual numbers
Rare vagrant
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