Report a bird sighting

Birds Queensland encourages birders to submit their bird lists to eBird and report unusual and interesting observations to Eremaea Birdline.

However, we welcome any sightings which are unusual in terms of location, activity or appearance for birds seen in Queensland, adjacent waters and areas extending up to 100km into adjoining states and territory. Even escapees can be reported to alert us in case they may become established in the future.

Data submitted will be assessed by our sightings officer for inclusion in records of sightings, referred on as appropriate, and may be reported in the Newsletter.

Please provide as much information as possible, particularly regarding location and a phone and/or email address so we can contact you if any clarification is necessary. Please state in the Remarks section if the sighting or observation has also been submitted to eBird or Eremaea Birdlines. Alternatively, details can be including all information included on the web based form.

You can download a report form here: Download in printable PDF format (pdf file, 30KB) OR Download in MS Word format for editing. (Word file, 30kb). It may also be appropriate to fill out a report for sightings of species significantly outside their normal range. The form may be submitted electronically.

Rare Birds: In the case of the species listed below you should also prepare a Rare Birds Report and send it to the Birds Australia Rarities Committee (BARC) or our Birds Queensland Rarities Committee as appropriate.

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Species to be referred to Rarities Committees

Reports should be submitted for any of the following species, and if the species is of National significance the report will be referred on to BARC.




Abbott's BoobySula abbottiyes
Adelie PenguinPygoscelis adeliaeyes
American Golden PloverPluvialis dominicayes
Antarctic PetrelThalassoica antarcticayes
Antarctic PrionPachyptila desolata 
Antarctic TernSterna vittatayes
Arctic TernSterna paradisea 
Asian Brown FlycatcherMuscicapa dauricayes
Asian House MartinDelichon dasypusyes
Asian KoelEudynamys scolopaceayes
Atlantic PetrelPterodroma incertayes
Audubon's ShearwaterPuffinus lherminieriyes
Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdiiyes
Banded StiltCladorhynchus leucocephalus 
Banded WhitefaceAphelocephala nigricincta 
Barau's PetrelPterodroma barauiyes
Black PetrelProcellaria parkinsoniyes, if north of SEQ
Black TernChlidonias nigeryes
Black-backed WagtailMotacilla lugens 
Black-bellied Storm-PetrelFregettaa tropica 
Black-crowned Night HeronNycticorax nycticoraxyes
Black-headed GullLarus ridibundusyes
Black-tailed GullLarus crassirostrisyes
Black-winged PetrelPterodroma nigripennis 
Blue Rock ThrushMonticola solitariusyes
Blue-and-white FlycatcherCyanoptila cyanomelanayes
Blue-winged ParrotNeophema chrysostoma 
Blue-winged PittaPitta moluccensisyes
Broad-billed PrionPachyptila vittatayes
Brown Hawk-OwlNinox scutulatayes
Brown ShrikeLanius cristatusyes
Buff-breasted Button-quailTurnix olivii 
Buff-breasted SandpiperTryngites subruficollisyes
Buller's AlbatrossDiomedea bulleri 
Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulwerii 
Canada GooseBranta canadensisyes
Cape GannetMorus capensisyes
Caspian PloverCharadrius asiaticusyes
Chinese Pond HeronArdeola bacchusyes
Chinstrap PenguinPygoscelis antarcticayes
Christmas FrigatebirdFregata andrewsiyes
Cinnamon BitternIxobrychus cinnamoneusyes
Citrine WagtailMotacilla citreolayes
Collared Imperial-PigeonDucula mulleriiyes -if south of Saibai & Boigu Isds
Collared PetrelPterodroma brevipesyes
Common ChaffinchFringilla coelebsyes
Common Diving-PetrelPelecanoides urinatrix 
Common KingfisherAlcedo atthisyes
Common RedshankTringa totanus 
Cook's PetrelPterodroma cookiiyes
Double-eyed (Coxen's) Fig-ParrotCyclopsitta diophthalma coxeni 
DunlinCalidris alpinayes
Elegant Imperial-PigeonDucula concinnayes
Emperor PenguinAptenodytes forsteriyes
Erect-crested PenguinEudyptes sclateriyes
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquatayes
Fairy PittaPitta nymphayes
Fairy TernSterna nereis 
Fiordland Penguin (race robustus)Eudyptes pachyrhynchus robustusyes
Franklin's GullLarus pipixcanyes
Fulmar PrionPachyptila crassirostrisyes
GarganeyAnas querquedula 
Gentoo PenguinPygoscelis papuayes
Glossy SwiftletCollocalia esculentayes
Great ShearwaterPuffinus gravisyes
Great SkuaCatharacta skua 
Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus ruberyes
Green SandpiperTringa ochropusyes
Grey HeronArdea cinereayes
Grey NightjarCaprimulgus indicusyes
Grey PhalaropePhalaropus fulicariayes
Grey TernletProcelsterna cerulea 
Grey WagtailMotacilla cinerea 
Grey-headed AlbatrossDiomedea chrysostoma 
Grey-headed LapwingVanellus cinereusyes
Gurney's EagleAquila gurneyiyes
Herald PetrelPterodroma arminjonianayes
House SwiftApus affinisyes
Hudsonian GodwitLimosa haemasticayes
Isabelline WheatearOenanthe isabellinayes
Island MonarchMonarcha cinerascensyes
Japanese Night HeronGorsachius goisagiyes
Javan Pond HeronArdeola speciosayes
Jouanin's PetrelBulweria fallaxyes
Juan Fernandez PetrelPterodroma externayes
Kelp GullLarus dominicanus 
Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinusyes
Kerguelen PetrelLugensa brevirostris 
Kermadec PetrelPterodroma neglecta 
King PenguinAptenodytes patagonicusyes
Large Hawk CuckooHierococcyx sarverioidesyes
Laughing GullLarus atricillayes
Laysan AlbatrossDiomedea immutabilisyes
Leach's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma leucorhoayes
Lesser CoucalCentropus bengalensisyes
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipesyes
Light-mantled Sooty AlbatrossDiomedea palpebrata 
Little PenguinEudyptula minor 
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius 
Little ShearwaterPuffinus assimilis 
Little StintCalidris minutayes
Long-tailed CuckooEudynamys taitensisyes
Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudus 
Long-toed StintCalidris subminuta 
Magellanic PenguinSpheniscus magellanicusyes
Malayan Night HeronGorsachius melanolopusyes
Manx ShearwaterPuffinus puffinusyes
Matsudaira's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma matsudairae 
Mew GullLarus canusyes
Middendorff's WarblerLocustella ochotensisyes
Mottled PetrelPterodroma inexpectata 
Narcissus FlycatcherFicedula carcissinayes
Newell's ShearwaterPuffinus (aricularis) newelliyes
Night ParrotPezoporus occidentalisyes
Nordmann's GreenshannkTringa guttiferyes
Northern PintailAnas acutayes
Northern ShovelerAnas clypeata 
Orange-bellied Fruit-DovePtilinopus iozonusyes
Oriental Honey BuzzardPernis ptilorhynchusyes
Oriental Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus orientalis 
Pacific GullLarus pacificus 
Pacific SwallowHirundo tahitica 
Pale-headed MuniaLonchura pallidayes
Papuan Spine-tailed SwiftMearnsia novaeguineaeyes
Paradise ParrotPsephotus pulcherrimus 
Paradise ShelduckTadorna variegatayes
Pechora PipitAnthus gustaviyes
Pheasant-tailed JacanaHydrophasianus chirurgusyes
Pin-tailed SnipeGallinago stenurayes
Pink-footed ShearwaterPuffinus creatopusyes
Plains-wandererPedionomus torquatus 
Polynesian Storm PetrelNesofregetta fuliginosayes
Princess ParrotPolytelis alexandrae 
Purple-backed (Daurian) StarlingSturnus sturninusyes
Purple-crowned LorikeetGlossopsitta porphyrocephala
Red Collared DoveStreptopelia tranquebaricayes
Red GoshawkErythrotriorchis radiata 
Red-capped FlowerpeckerDicaeum geelvinkianumyes -if south of Saibai & Boigu Isds
Red-legged CrakeRallina fasciatayes
Red-necked PhalaropeSteganopus lobatus 
Red-rumped SwallowHirundo daurica 
Red-throated PipitAnthus cervinusyes
Regent HoneyeaterXanthomyza phrygia 
Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticulayes
Rockhopper PenguinEudyptes chrysocomeyes
Rosy (Rose-Coloured) StarlingPastor roseusyes
Ruddy-breasted CrakePorzana fuscayes
RuffPhilomachus pugnax 
Sabine's GullLarus sabiniyes
Salvin's PrionPachyptila salvini 
Saunders's TernSterna saundersiyes
Savanna NightjarCaprimulgus affinisyes
Scarlet-chested ParrotNeophema splendida 
Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseusyes
Shrenck's BitternIxobrychus eurhythmusyes
Singing StarlingAplonis cantoroidesyes -if south of Saibai & Boigu Isds
Slaty-backed GullLarus schistisagusyes
Slaty-backed ThornbillAcanthiza robustirostris 
Slender-billed PrionPachyptila belcheri 
Snow PetrelPagodroma niveayes
Soft-plumaged PetrelPterodroma mollis 
Sooty AlbatrossDiomedea fusca 
South Georgian Diving PetrelPelecanoides georgicusyes
South Island Pied OystercatcherHaematopus finschiyes
South Polar SkuaCatharacta maccormickiyes
Southern FulmarFulmarus glacialoides 
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropusyes
Spotted Whistling DuckDendrocygna guttataOnly if found south of Cape York
Star Finch (Eastern form)Neochmia ruficauda ruficauda 
Stilt SandpiperMicropalama himantopusyes
Swinhoe's SnipeGallinago megala 
Swinhoe's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma Monorhisyes
Tiger ShrikeLanius tigrinusyes
Tristram's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma tristramiyes
Uniform SwiftletCollocalia vanikorensisyes
Upland SandpiperBartramia longicaudayes
Wandering AlbatrossDiomedea exulans 
WatercockGallicrex cinereayes
Western Reef EgretEgreta gularisyes
Westland PetrelProcellaria westlandicayes
White TernGygis alba 
White WagtailMotacilla albayes
White-bellied Storm-PetrelFregetta grallaria 
White-breasted WaterhenAmaurornis phoenicurusyes
White-chinned PetrelProcellaria aequinoctialis 
White-headed PetrelPterodroma lessonii 
White-necked PetrelPterodroma cervicalis 
White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollisyes
Wilson's PhalaropeSteganopus tricoloryes
Yellow BitternIxobrychus sinensisyes
YellowhammerEmberiza citrinellayes

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