Friday , 24 November 2017

Australia has a unique avifauna with some 250 endemic birds, 8 endemic families and a total of over 800 species. With very little north south migration apart from shorebirds and a handful of New Guinea migrants, most Australian land birds can be seen nowhere else. Because few visiting birders have unlimited time for exploration, we have developed a number of tours designed to maximise the variety of habitats and therefore the number of birds to be seen in geographically manageable areas. We also offer specialist tours for photographers and family hunters and our Companion Bird Tours offer you a chance to see the relatives of your pet birds in the wild. Please enquire if you are after a particular bird in an out of the way place and we can arrange an itinerary for you.

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4 Days South East Queensland Trip Report

Northern Queensland

Georgetown

A short 3 day tour over the divide to Georgetown allows a taste of the Outback. A very different avifauna to that found in the Wet Tropics around Cairns. During the dry season the dams around Georgetown act as magnets to the birds from the surrounding dry country and they come …

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Birds & Culture – Southern Cape York

This fully accommodated guided tour visit the southern part of the Cape York Peninsula home to many birding specialities Golden-shouldered Parrots, Red Goshawks, Star Finches and a many more, this tour also includes some of the fantastic aboriginal rock art sites to be found in this region. Difficulty This is not a difficult tour …

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Queensland Top To Bottom

Starting in the Tropical North this 22 day tour begins in Iron Range we drive down Cape York to the Wet Tropics area around Cairns before flying down to the south east of Queensland around Brisbane and the Lamington plateau. From here we driving west  over to the Channel country and Bowra Station in the southwest of …

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Outback Queensland

Outback Queensland

Rusty Grasswren

This 8 day tour takes you to the dry interior of western Queensland offers a good range of dry country species including three grasswrens! During the dry season when there is little standing water in the bush, the dry country birds are drawn to any water which is generally limited to the dams put …

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Budgies of Boulia

A short 4 day tour into the Outback of Western Queensland. During the dry season when there is little standing water in the bush, the dry country birds are drawn to the dams which have been put in for cattle. It is possible to see large flocks of parrots including Budgerigars, Little …

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Southern Queensland

Rest of Australia

Tasmania

A short 5 day tour for Tasmania’s endemic birds and some of its iconic mammals. We visit Bruny Island where all of the endemic birds can be found and also Mountain Valley in the north-west where Tasmanian Devils and Spot-tailed Quolls are frequent visitors to the verandahs. At certain times …

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Lord Howe Island

Another great birding destination. While only harbouring 1 endemic Lord Howe offers excellent sea watching and a trip out to Balls Pyramid is a must for any serious birder. A beautiful island with a fringing reef, some good fishing and sandy beaches this is a place  suitable for families. Difficulty This …

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Norfolk Island

Situated mid way between New Zealand and New Caledonia this 4 day Norfolk Island tour offers birders a short relaxing break in comfortable surroundings. With 3 (soon to be 4) endemic land birds Norfolk Island also offers some great seabirds. Difficulty This is an easy tour. The roads are good and there …

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