TRACKS BIRDING & PHOTOGRAPHY TOURS
Ever wanted to see a Rainbow Pitta hopping around the forest floor? Dreamed of seeing a Gouldian Finch in the wild? How about seeing your first Banded Fruit-dove amongst Monsoon Forests of Kakadu? Being a local bird photographer I have extensive knowledge of Darwin, Katherine, Kakadu and the Victoria River Regions. I can help you find and photograph that bird you've always dreamed of seeing, join Tracks Birding & Photography Tours for an unforgettable day out or the adventure of a multi-day Birding Tour around the Top End of the Northern Territory.
ULTIMATE NORTHERN AUSTRALIA | 19 DAYS / 18 NIGHTS
Trip Begins - Darwin, Northern Territory.
Trip Ends - Brisbane, Queensland.
Ultimate Northern Australia Tour | 19 Day / 18 Nights
DAY 1 - Pick you up from your accommodation around 6.30am. We’ll visit Buffalo Creek, where, depending on the tide, we have a chance of glimpsing Chestnut Rail. It spends most of its time hidden in dense mangroves, but we’ll certainly hear it calling and with luck might see it. Other mangrove species will entertain us, including Black Butcherbird, Mangrove Gerygone, Broad-billed Flycatcher, Yellow White-eye, Mangrove Golden Whistler and Mangrove Robin. On the nearby beach we may see the huge yet elusive Beach Thick-knee. Our next spot will be one of the local reserves containing Monsoon Forest, here we will be in search of Grey Whistler, Arafura Fantail, Little Shrike-thrush, Green-backed Gerygone, Rose-crowned Fruit-dove and our main target Rainbow Pitta. Last spot before lunch will be the Darwin Botanic Gardens where we will be looking for Rufous and Barking Owls on there day roosts.
Lunch will be at one of Darwins local cafes before heading East toward Kakadu, Australia’s largest terrestrial national park. Covering almost 20,000 sq. km, it is a place of enormous ecological and biological diversity. The rock escarpments are a treasure trove of Aboriginal rock paintings. And the bird-life and wildlife is spectacular! Along the way we will visit two of Australia’s best wetlands, Fogg Dam and Mamukala, these wetlands can hold thousands of waterbirds. We expect to see waterfowl such as Magpie Goose, Radjah Shelduck, Hardhead, Plumed and Wandering Whistling-Duck, Green Pygmy-Goose and egrets and herons include Little, Intermediate and Great Egret, Nankeen Night-Heron and White-necked and Pied Heron.
After checking in at our hotel in Jabiru we will then head South toward Nawurlandja to bird our first Arnhemland Sandstone and watch the sunset. Targets here are Banded Fruit-dove, Partridge Pigeon, Chestnut-quilled Rock-pigeon, White-lined Honeyeater, Sandstone Shrike-thrush and the Sandstone race of Helmeted Friarbird.
Accommodation - The Crocodile Hotel, Jabiru (https://www.kakadutourism.com/accommodation/kakadu-crocodile-hotel/)
Meals: (L, D).
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