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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 visiting Australia's Outback to look for Grasswren's? Being a local bird photographer I have extensive knowledge of Northern Australia. 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 somewhere in Northern Australia and enjoy a trip of a lifetime

ADVANTAGES WITH TRACKS BIRDING:

  • Private and Small Group Tours (Guest Minimum 2 / Maximum 4)
  • Guide is one of Australia's top eBirders (Can share lists during tours)
  • Guide is a well known and published Professional Bird Photographer
  • Photography hide setups available for incredible photographic opportunities
  • Can offer professional photography tutoring
  • Flexible dates - Book when it suits you (Subject to availability)
  • A strong understanding of the needs of both birders & photographers
  • Tailored birding and/or photography tours to suit every guest
  • Extensive local knowledge from over 10 years of birding in Australia
  • See unique, rare & endemic birds from around the Australia
  • Amazing photographic opportunities
  • Finding time to appreciate the beautiful outback landscapes while touring
  • Flexible Itineraries (Can modify to suit the birds you need to tick or photograph)
  • Have the opportunity to explore remote parts of Australia that not many tour companies visit
  • Share my passion for finding and photographing birds
  • Birds, Birds, Birds & more Birds!

INCLUSIONS: During your time on Tour

  • Hotel Pick up / Drop off
  • Transport in modern 4wd vehicle
  • Air Conditioned accommodation included - No camping like other tours (Multi day tours only)
  • All meals while on tour
  • Enjoy high quality meals at great local cafe's & restaurants - in the field when necessary
  • Sunscreen / Insect Spray
  • First aid kit on hand at all times
  • All refreshments including soft drinks, water, tea & coffee
  • Alcoholic beverage with dinners
  • Professional guide (Who is also a professional photographer)
  • All National Park entry fees
  • All the latest local field guides (Digital & Printed)
  • Overnight tours - All meals during our time on tour
  • Day trips - Snacks & lunch provided

BIRDING and or PHOTOGRAPHY TOURS with one of Australia's leading bird finders and photographers;

ALL MY TOURS ARE PRIVATE SO DATES ARE TOTALLY UP TO YOU

DARWIN and SURROUNDS | 1 DAY

An early morning pick up from your accommodation to head East to the Wetland or Dry Savannah regions, these locations are 1 hour East of Darwin. We have two options depending on the target species, we can either concentrate our search around the wetlands of Fogg Dam for species like Rainbow Pitta, Black-necked Stork, Paperbark Flycatcher, Rose Crowned Fruit-Dove, White-bellied Sea Eagle, Azure and Little Kingfishers or head toward the Dry Savannah areas for species like Black-breasted Buzzard, Buff-sided Robin & the highly prized Gouldian Finch.

Lunch is included at one of Darwin's best cafes where they can cater for all tastes

We spend the afternoon around Darwin searching for some of it's unique bird life in a range of habitats; Mangroves, Seasonal Wetlands, Monsoon Forest, Beaches, Savannah Woodlands and Billabongs.

Each day trip can be tailored to find the birds you need to tick or photograph.

Target Species - Emerald Dove, Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove, Red-tailed Black Cockatoo, Rufous Owl, Azure Kingfisher, Little Kingfisher, Rainbow Pitta, Green-backed Gerygone, Red-headed Honeyeater, Grey Whistler, Mangrove Robin, Long-tailed Finch, Masked Finch & Chestnut-breasted Mannikin, Black-breasted Buzzard, Spotted Harrier, Wedge-tailed Eagle, Black-necked Stork, Red-tailed Black Cockatoo, Red-winged Parrot, Northern Rosella, Black-tailed Treecreeper, White-throated Gerygone, Banded Honeyeater, Mangrove Golden-whistler, Buff-sided Robin, Double-barred Finch, Long-tailed Finch, Masked Finch and Gouldian Finch.

Cost -  $795.00 AUD | Price for 1 or 2 people / extra person $100.00 (Maximum 4)

Meals included: (L)

Please note this tour can only be booked within 60 days of departure.

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Christmas Island Photography Tour | 8D / 7N November 2020

Tour #1 | 10th - 17th of November 2020 (1 place remaining)

Tour #2 | 3rd - 10th of November 2020 (6 places remaining)

Join us on our specialist eight day tailored bird photography tour led by me (Laurie Ross) and Island guru Richard Baxter to Australia's Christmas Island.

Its Spring on Christmas Island and all the endemics and island specialties are present and ready to be photographed on sunny pre wet season days.

The tour includes your return airfares from Perth, 4x4 transport, air-conditioned accommodation, specialist guides, boat trip in the protected waters of the North Coast and introductory BBQ. (Meals and alcohol not included)

  • Accommodation: Seven nights accommodation at a local villa, all rooms have a double bedroom with a shared bathroom.
  • Meals: These aren’t included and will be pay as we go, there is a nearby supermarket for breakfast stocks and we will most likely eat all together at the local cafe for lunch and one of the local restaurants for dinner. We will put on an introductory BBQ on the first night of the tour
  • Includes airfares to and from Perth (You will need to make your way to Perth the day before the tour)
  • Small group tour, two guides and six guests
  • Trip also includes a half day photography / snorkelling trip in the calm, protected water along the North Coast where there are also thousands of seabirds.
  • Possibility of rare vagrants being found during the trip

Target Species :

Asian Emerald Dove

Christmas Island Imperial-Pigeon - Endemic

Christmas Island Swiftlet - Endemic

White-breasted Waterhen

Golden Bosun - White-tailed Tropicbird morph

White-tailed Tropicbird

Red-tailed Tropicbird

Red-footed Booby

Abbott's Booby - Breeding endemic, Endangered

Christmas Island Frigatebird - Breeding endemic, Critically endangered

Christmas Island Brown Goshawk

Christmas Island Boobook - Endemic, Vulnerable

Christmas Island White-eye - Endemic

Island Thrush

Cost -  $4500.00 AUD | Price per person

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DARWIN and KAKADU NATIONAL PARK | 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

DAY 1 - Pick up from your accommodation in Darwin around 7 am and spend the morning birding at one of Darwin's many nature reserves, which one will depend on what the group wants to target. Lunch at your choice of venue in Darwin City before heading East toward Kakadu National Park. The hottest part of the day will be spent driving out to Kakadu National Park stopping along the way at Mamakala Wetlands and the South Alligator Floodplains.

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 included: (L, D).

DAY 2 - An early morning to head North to Bardedjilidji for an early morning walk, here we will be looking Chestnut-quilled Rock-pigeon, Sandstone Shrike-thrush and maybe a Rainbow Pitta or Rose-crowned Fruit-dove. After the walk our next spot is Ubirr for the rest of the morning. This spectacular view over the floodplain can also be a great place for Chestnut-quilled Rock-pigeon and Sandstone Shrike-thrush. This is also a great place to see Short-eared Rock Wallaby.

If the tide is right we will check out Cahill crossing to see its famous crocodiles feeding together then it will be time to head back for lunch.

After a break in the middle of the day we will head to Nourlangie to clean up any of the endemics we have missed, this is also a great spot to see some aboriginal artwork.

Accommodation - The Crocodile Hotel, Jabiru (https://www.kakadutourism.com/accommodation/kakadu-crocodile-hotel/)

Meals included: (B, L, D).

DAY 3 - We will enjoy an early morning cruise on the famous Yellow-waters Billabong, this is our best chance for Great-billed Heron, Little & Azure Kingfishers and also Black Bittern. After the cruise we will head back to the lodge to check out and have lunch before heading South to Pine Creek and our accommodation for the night, along the way we have a chance for Australia's rarest bird of prey the Red Goshawk which nests in the area.

The afternoon is spent around Pine Creek tracking down the endemic Hooded Parrot and Partridge Pigeon.

Accommodation - Lazy Lizard, Pine Creek (https://lazylizardpinecreek.com.au/)

Meals included: (B, L, D).

DAY 4 - An early morning start to head south to set up at a secret waterhole for the morning, this is the best chance to photograph the spectacular Gouldian Finch, other birds that come into drink include Hooded Parrots, Long-Tailed Finch, Masked Finch, Double-barred Finch, Banded Honeyeater, Great Bowerbird and Brown Quail.

After a morning around Edith Falls we start heading back towards Darwin where I will have you back at your hotel mid to late afternoon.

Meals included: (B, L).

Cost -  $6900.00 AUD - All inclusive for two people | Twin or Double Accommodation

Single Supplement $550.00

For larger groups please contact me for pricing and numbers etc.

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IRON RANGE NATIONAL PARK, LOCKHART RIVER and PORTLAND QLD | 7 Days / 6 Nights

Trip Begins - Cairns, QLD

Trip Ends -  Cairns, QLD

DAY 0 - Arrival into Cairns, you will need to make yourself to Cairns a day before the tour (Flights to/from Cairns not included)

Accommodation - Not included

Meals: Not included

Day 1 : We will be heading to Cairns airport nice and early to catch our morning flight to Lockhart River, where we will be spending the next week.

Once we arrive Lockhart we will collect our 4wd and be ready to head out.

For the next 7 days we will be exploring a range of habitats in and around Iron Range National Park, Lockhart River and Portland. Habitats include the dry woodlands for species like Fawn-breasted Bowerbird, Chestnut-breasted Cuckoo and one of the more difficult birds the Yellow-legged Flycatcher.

The rainforest of Iron Range holds some of the star birds, these include Black-winged & Frilled Monarch, Green-backed & Tawny-breasted Honeyeater, Yellow-billed Kingfisher, White-faced Robin, Magnificent Riflebird, Black-eared Catbird, Red-cheeked Parrot, Tropical Scrubwren, Trumpet Manucode, Northern Scrub-robin and of course the main target Papuan (Red-bellied) Pitta.

The dry woodlands around Lockhart and Portland hold Fawn-breasted Bowerbird, White-browed Robin, White-streaked Honeyeater and another star of the show the Palm Cockatoo.

The mangroves around Portland can be fantastic for White-browed Robin, Mangrove Robin, Rose-crowned Fruit-dove, Broad-billed Flycatcher, Torresian Kingfisher and maybe the Cape York subspecies of Brush Turkey which has a crazy Purple wattle instead of the conventional Yellow.

Dinner each night will be at Portland House where our hosts Sheree & Greg prepare some incredible meals. After dinner each night you will have the option of going out spotlighting for one of Iron Rangers most famous residents, the Green Tree Python. Other reptiles that are possible are Scrub Python, Carpet Python, Spotted Python, Mammals include Giant White-tailed Tree Rat, Cape York Rat, Southern Common Cuscus and Southern Spotted Cuscus. Bird targets are the Northern subspecies of Marbled Frogmouth which is likely to be split and also the more common Papuan Frogmouth.

Accommodation - Portland House, Cape York (http://www.portlandhouse.com.au/)

Meals included: (L, D).

Day 2 - Depending on weather and required targets will depend on what we do today.

Accommodation - Portland House, Cape York (http://www.portlandhouse.com.au/)

Meals included: (B, L, D).

Day 3 - Depending on weather and required targets will depend on what we do today.

Accommodation - Portland House, Cape York (http://www.portlandhouse.com.au/)

Meals included: (B, L, D).

Day 4 - Depending on weather and required targets will depend on what we do today.

Accommodation - Portland House, Cape York (http://www.portlandhouse.com.au/)

Meals included: (B, L, D).

Day 5  - Depending on weather and required targets will depend on what we do today.

Accommodation - Portland House, Cape York (http://www.portlandhouse.com.au/)

Meals included: (B, L, D).

Day 6 - Depending on weather and required targets will depend on what we do today.

Accommodation - Portland House, Cape York (http://www.portlandhouse.com.au/)

Meals included: (B, L, D).

Day 7 - Depending on flight times and the birds we need to find will depend what what do today. Flights out of Lockhart River are usually late afternoon, giving us most of the day to follow up on birds we need to find and or Photograph.

Meals included: (B, L).

Cost -  $14980.00 AUD - All inclusive for two people | Twin or Double Accommodation

Target Birds:

Palm Cockatoo, Eclectus Parrot, Red-cheeked Parrot, Chestnut-breasted Cuckoo, Yellow-billed Kingfisher, Buff-breasted Paradise-Kingfisher, Papuan Pitta (Only on Dec - Jan Tours), Black-eared Catbird, Fawn-breasted Bowerbird, Tropical Scrubwren, Green-backed Honeyeater, White-streaked Honeyeater, Tawny-breasted Honeyeater, Black-winged Monarch (Only on Dec - Jan Tours), Frill-necked Monarch, Trumpet Manucode, Magnificent Riflebird, Yellow-legged Flycatcher, White-faced Robin and Northern Scrub-robin

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DARWIN, KAKADU NATIONAL PARK and VICTORIA RIVER | 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

ITINERARY:

DAY 1 : Pick you up from your accommodation in Darwin between 6 - 7 am. We will spend the morning exploring the many nature reserves around Darwin. The main species we will be targeting are Rufous Owl, Barking Owl, Tawny Frogmouth, Rainbow Pitta, Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove, Bush-stone Curlew, Brown Whistler, Northern Fantail, Forest Kingfisher and Little Corella. We will also spend time in the Mangroves trying to photograph Red-headed Myzomela, Mangrove Gerygone, Mangrove Golden Whistler and Torresian Kingfisher.

Lunch will be had at one of Darwin great Cafes before we spend the afternoon photographing anything we missed in the morning and depending on tides photographing some of the mangrove and shorebird species out at Lee Point and Buffalo Creek.

Driving Time - 1.0 Hours

Accommodation - Novotel, Darwin (https://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-1748-novotel-darwin-cbd/index.shtml)

Meals included: (L, D).

DAY 2 : We head out early to one of Darwin’s best and famous birding spots, Fogg Dam. Targets here include Black-necked Stork, Little Egret, Intermediate Egret, Pied Heron, Comb-crested Jacana, Arafura Fantail, Paperbark Flycatcher, Royal Spoonbill, Crimson Finch and Forest Kingfisher. After our time at Fogg Dam we explore the Adelaide River Flood Plains and maybe Marrakai Tracks before making our way East towards Kakadu and our accommodation for the night.

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.

Driving Time - 3.0 Hours

Accommodation - The Crocodile Hotel, Jabiru (https://www.kakadutourism.com/accommodation/kakadu-crocodile-hotel/)

Meals included: (B, L, D).

DAY 3 : An early morning to head North to Bardedjilidji for an early morning walk, here we will be looking Chestnut-quilled Rock-pigeon, Sandstone Shrike-thrush and maybe a Rainbow Pitta or Rose-crowned Fruit-dove. After the walk our next spot is Ubirr for the rest of the morning. This spectacular view over the floodplain can also be a great place for Chestnut-quilled Rock-pigeon and Sandstone Shrike-thrush. This is also a great place to see Short-eared Rock Wallaby.

If the tide is right we will check out Cahill crossing to see its famous crocodiles feeding together then it will be time to head back for lunch.

After a break in the middle of the day we will head to Nourlangie to clean up any of the endemics we have missed, this is also a great spot to see some aboriginal artwork.

Driving Time - 2.0 Hours

Accommodation - The Crocodile Hotel, Jabiru (https://www.kakadutourism.com/accommodation/kakadu-crocodile-hotel/)

Meals included: (B, L, D).

DAY 4 : This morning we will be booked on a 2 hour cruise around the famous Yellow-waters Billabong, this is usually one of the highlights of the tour with usually thousands of water birds to point out lens at. Main targets are Little & Azure Kingfishers, Black Bittern, Nankeen Night-heron, Plumbed & Wandering Whistling-ducks, Black-necked Storks, Green Pygmy-goose and Great-billed Heron. After the cruise we will head back to the lodge for a big brunch before making our way South towards Pine Creek and our accommodation for the night.

The afternoon is spent around Pine Creek photographing the beautiful endemic Hooded Parrot and Partridge Pigeon if we haven’t already found one.

Driving Time - 2.0 Hours

BOAT CRUISE - 2 Hour Yellow Water Boat Cruise in the Morning

Accommodation - Lazy Lizard, Pine Creek (https://lazylizardpinecreek.com.au/)

Meals included: (B, L, D).

DAY 5 : A nice early morning to head just south to set up a bird hide at one of my secret water holes for the morning, this is one of the best chance to photograph the spectacular Gouldian Finch, other birds that come into drink include Hooded Parrots, Long-Tailed Finch, Masked Finch, Double-barred Finch, Banded Honeyeater, Great Bowerbird and Brown Quail. After this we have a 4 hour drive west to the Victoria River Region about 300 km west of Katherine, along the way we will stop at a few secret spots to see what we can find.

The afternoon can be spent around Timber Creek searching for the spectacular Purple-crowned Fairy-wren along the river banks we will also be keeping an eye out for Red-backed Kingfishers and maybe even the very elusive Yellow-rumped Mannikin which can sometimes be found in the area.

Driving Time - 4.0 Hours

Accommodation - Timber Creek Hotel (http://timbercreekhotel.com.au/)

Meals included: (B, L, D).

DAY 6 : This morning we will be setting up at one of the many great dry season watering holes in the area, possibilities here are Double-barred Finch, Crimson Finch, Long-tailed Finch, Masked Finch, Chestnut-breasted Mannikin, Star Finch, Zebra Finch, Yellow-rumped Mannikin, Pictorella Mannikin and Gouldian Finch. Hopefully have birds coming down to drink in front of us.

The afternoon will be spent looking for and photographing Red-backed Kingfisher, Banded Honeyeaters, Black-faced, Masked, White-browed, White-breasted and Little Woodswallow along with Square-tailed Kites, Little Eagles, Black-tailed Treecreeper and anything else we missed.

Driving Time - 2.0 Hours

Accommodation - Timber Creek Hotel (http://timbercreekhotel.com.au/)

Meals included: (B, L, D).

DAY 7 : What we do this morning will depend on what we need to improve on, we can go back to photograph the Finches or maybe photograph the Purple-crowned Fairywrens again, it will be totally up to you.

After a morning in the area we start heading back East and to our accommodation in Katherine for the night, after checking in we will bird one of the many sites around Katherine ether looking for Chestnut-backed Button-quail or head South to look for the rare Northern Crested Shrike-tit.

Accommodation - Ibis Styles, Katherine (https://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-3112-ibis-styles-katherine/index.shtml)

Meals included: (B, L, D).

DAY 8 - Depending on what we are missing will determine where we go this morning, after a morning around Katherine we will enjoy lunch before the 3 - 4 hour drive back to Darwin. I plan to have everyone back to Darwin by mid afternoon

Meals included: (B, L).

Accommodation - Not included (Can book for you at an extra cost)

Cost -  $14950.00 AUD - All inclusive for two people | Twin or Double Accommodation

Single Supplement $700.00

For larger groups please contact me for pricing and numbers etc.

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DARWIN TO MOUNT ISA via BARKLY TABLELANDS | 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

Tour Begins - Darwin, NT

Departure -  Mount Isa, QLD

Day 1 : Pick up from your accommodation in Darwin and spend the day exploring the many nature reserves around Darwin. Species we will be targeting are Rainbow Pitta, Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove, Bush-stone Curlew, Mangrove Robin, Green-backed Gerygone, Brown Whistler, Northern Fantail, Red-winged Parrot, Red-tailed Black Cockatoo, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Blue-winged Kookaburra, Forest Kingfisher, Azure Kingfisher and Little Corella. We will also spend time in the Mangroves trying to photograph Red-headed Myzomela, Mangrove-Grey Fantail, Mangrove Gerygone, Mangrove Golden Whistler and Torresian Kingfisher.

The afternoon we will be out searching for roosting nocturnal birds like Tawny Frogmouth, Barking Owl and our main target the Rufous Owl.

Accommodation - Novotel, Darwin (https://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-1748-novotel-darwin-cbd/index.shtml?adults=&children=&nights=&dateIn=)

Meals: (L, D).

Day 2 : We head out early to one of Darwin’s best and famous birding spots, Fogg Dam. Here we will bird mostly from the car, targets include Black-necked Stork, Little Egret, Intermediate Egret, Pied Heron, Comb-crested Jacana, Arafura Fantail, Paperbark Flycatcher, Royal Spoonbill, Crimson Finch and Forest Kingfisher. After our time at Fogg Dam we then take a short cut through Marrakai Tracks on our way down to Katherine and our accommodation for the night. The afternoon around Katherine will be spent targeting the endemic Hooded Parrot, Chestnut-backed Button-quail, Varied Sittella and Finches like Gouldian, Long-tailed and Masked.

Accommodation - Ibis Styles Katherine (https://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-3112-ibis-styles-katherine/index.shtml)

Meals: (B, L, D).

Day 3 : An early start to head South to look for one of the Northern Territories most wanted birds the Northern Shrike-tit, this location is also a great area for Finches, Woodswallows, Button-quail and Black-tailed Treecreepers. After a morning of birding at this site we start the big drive South toward Tennant Creek and our accommodation for the night. If we get to Tennant Creek in time we will spend the afternoon around the beautiful and mostly unexplored Honeymoon Range, here our main target is the rarely seen and photographed Tennant Creek race of Dusky Grasswren. In the same area we will also be looking for Painted Finch, White-winged Fairy-wren, Spinfexbird, Australian Ringneck and Spinifex Pigeons.

Accommodation - Three Ways Roadhouse (http://threewaysroadhouse.com.au/)

Meals: (B, L, D).

Day 4 : On this morning we will head back to the Honeymoon Range, we will be looking for better views or to find anything we missed the previous day. We will also be checking out the Tennant Creek Sewage ponds which can be very productive and sometimes turn up a rarity or two. After lunch in Tennant Creek we will start heading East and onto the Barkly Tablelands. The afternoon will be spent around the roadhouse looking for things like Peregrine Falcon, Singing Honeyeater, Zebra Finch, Crested Bellbird, Chiming Wedgebill, White-browed and Masked Woodswallows and Red-browed Pardalote.

Accommodation - Barkly Homestead (https://www.barklyhomestead.com.au/)

Meals: (B, L, D).

Day 5 : A very early start, we will be driving North back onto the plains. Here we will be looking for Flock Bronzewings, Australian Pratincole, Ground Cuckoo-shrike and possibly a Black or Grey Falcon. After a morning on the plains we will start heading East to Mount Isa and our accommodation for the next couple of nights.

We will be actively birding along the drive and depending on what time we get into Mount Isa will depend on if there is any birding done this day.

Accommodation - Ibis Styles, Mount Isa (https://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-0575-ibis-styles-mt-isa-verona/index.shtml)

Meals: (B, L, D).

Day 6 : Our first morning will begin an hour North of Mount Isa to look for one of our main targets, Carpentarian Grasswren, other birds in the area are Spinifex Pigeons, Black-tailed Treecreepers, Grey-headed & Grey-fronted Honeyeaters.

The afternoon will be spent looking for another Mount Isa speciality the Kalkadoon Grasswren, they are found on the Rocky Mountains around Mount Isa.

Accommodation - Ibis Styles, Mount Isa (https://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-0575-ibis-styles-mt-isa-verona/index.shtml)

Meals: (B, L, D).

Day 7 : Today we will be spending time exploring some of Mount Isa’s great birding areas, our main targets will be Spotted Bowerbird, Pictorella Munia, Budgerigar, Cockatiel, Cloncurry Ringneck, Varied Lorikeet, Painted Finch, Long-tailed Finch, Australian Pratincole and possibly a Yellow Chat.

Accommodation - Ibis Styles, Mount Isa (https://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-0575-ibis-styles-mt-isa-verona/index.shtml)

Meals: (B, L, D).

Day 8 : What we do on the final morning of the tour will depend on which Grasswren we need better views of or photograph, we can go in search of the Carpentarian Grasswren again or look around the hills for Kalkadoon Grasswren.

Departure from Mount Isa, QLD

Target Species - Grey Falcon, Black Falcon, Peregrine Falcon, Black-breasted Buzzard, Wedge-tailed Eagle, Rainbow Pitta, Green-backed Gerygone, Rufous Owl, Barking Owl, Rose-crowned Fruit-dove, Flock Bronzewing, Ground Cuckoo-shrike, Dusky Grasswren, Spinifex Pigeon, Spinifexbird, Red-backed Fairywren, White-winged Fairywren, Yellow Chat, Crested Bellbird, Chiming Wedgebill, Banded Lapwing, Red-tailed Black Cockatoo, Red-winged Parrot, Northern Rosella, Hooded Parrot, Black-tailed Treecreeper, Grey-crowned Babbler, Northern Crested Shrike-tit, Apostlebird, Rufous Songlark, Varied Sittella, White-throated Gerygone, Chestnut-backed Button-quail, Double-barred Finch, Long-tailed Finch, Masked Finch and Gouldian Finch.

Exclusions : Airfare arriving into Darwin before the tour & Airfare departing Mount Isa on the last day of tour.

For larger groups please contact me for pricing and numbers etc.

Cost -  $14950.00 AUD - All inclusive for two people | Twin or Double Accommodation

Single Supplement $700.00

Exclusions : Airfare arriving into Darwin before the tour & Airfare departing Mount Isa on the last day of tour.

For larger groups please contact me for pricing and numbers etc.

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OUTBACK CHANNEL COUNTRY | 8 Day / 7 Night

Tour Begins - Mount Isa, QLD

Tour Finishes -  Mount Isa, QLD

ITINERARY:

DAY 1 : Make your own way to Mt Isa in Queensland where the tour begins. Mount Isa is by direct flights from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane by Qantas, Virgin and Rex. Depending on what time you get into Mount Isa will depend on how much birding / photography will be done but hopefully we will be able to get out and look for our first Grasswren, the Kalkadoon Grasswren (Amytornis ballarae).

Driving Time - 1.0 Hours

Accommodation : Ibis Styles Verona - Mount Isa, QLD (https://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-0575-ibis-styles-mt-isa-verona/index.shtml)

Meals included: (L, D).

DAY 2 : Today we have a full day birding / photographing around Mt Isa, we have two Grasswren species to find: Kalkadoon Grasswren (Amytornis ballarae) and Carpentarian Grasswren (Amytornis dorotheae). We have a few sites to explore and depending on how each species behalves will depend on which species we will spend more time looking for, most likely it will be Carpentarian Grasswren as these are usually the toughest Grasswren of all. Other birds around Mount Isa includes the stunning Painted Finch, Spinifex Pigeon, Little Woodswallow, Spinifexbird, Grey-headed & Grey-fronted Honeyeater and Black-tailed Treecreeper.

Driving Time - 2.0 Hours

Accommodation : Ibis Styles Verona - Mount Isa, QLD (https://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-0575-ibis-styles-mt-isa-verona/index.shtml)

Meals included: (B, L, D).

DAY 3 : This morning we will be concentrating on the species of Grasswren who didn't perform yesterday. After a delicious lunch at a local cafe we will then start the drive south-east towards Winton. During the drive to Winton we will be keeping an eye out for some of the harder to see outback species including Ground Cuckoo-shrike and Grey Falcon. We will arrive in Winton in time for dinner and ready for an early start in the morning.

Driving Time - 5.0 Hours

Accommodation : Winton Outback Motel - Winton, QLD (https://wintonoutbackmotel.com/)

Meals included: (B, L, D).

DAY 4 : This morning we have a nice early start to arrive at Lark Quarry or Opalton on sunrise, these are the sites for our 3rd Grasswren, the Rusty Grasswren (Amytornis striatus rowleyi). Other species in the area include Grey Falcon, Rufous-crowned Emu-wren, Hall’s Babbler, Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush and Spinifexbird. The afternoon will be spent exploring Bladensburg National Park where we will be looking for Budgerigars, Pictorella Mannikin, Spinifex Pigeons, Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush and possibly Grey Falcon.

Driving Time - 4.0 Hours

Accommodation : Winton Outback Motel - Winton, QLD (https://wintonoutbackmotel.com/)

Meals included: (B, L, D).

DAY 5 : This morning we have another chance to look for the local specialties including Rusty Grasswren (Amytornis striatus rowleyi), Rufous-crowned Emu-wren, Grey Falcon, Hall’s Babbler and Spinifexbird. After a productive morning we then start our drive towards the remote and outback township of Boulia. The drive there might find up Australian Pratincole, Banded Lapwing and maybe even an Inland Dotterel. We will spend the afternoon birding around the grassy plains around Boulia, hopefully connecting with a Flock Bronzewings around sunset.

Driving Time - 7.0 Hours

Accommodation : Desert Sands Motel - Boulia, QLD (https://desertsandsmotel.com.au/)

Meals included: (B, L, D).

DAY 6 : At sunrise we will head back out onto the grass plains in search of the stunning Flock Bronzewings again, hopefully we can connect with this great bird. After a morning around Boulia it will now be time to head South towards Birdsville. While driving South we will be checking out good looking habitat and any water we find looking for things like Bourke’s Parrot and maybe a Ground Cuckoo-shrike. The afternoon around Birdsville we will be looking for our next Grasswren, Eyrean Grasswrens (Amytornis goyderi), Eyreans live on the red sand dunes in the area.

We will enjoy dinner at the Birdsville Pub before getting a nice rest before an early morning looking for our next target, Grey Grasswren (Amytornis barbatus barbatus)

Driving Time - 5.0 Hours

Accommodation : Birdsville Hotel - Birdsville, QLD (https://birdsvillehotel.com.au/)

Meals included: (B, L, D).

Day 7 : A nice early morning will get us in place to look for our next main target, Grey Grasswren (Amytornis barbatus barbatus). We will be searching the lignum around the Bulloo Overflow for suitable habitat and hopefully connect with this very unique Grasswren. The whole day will be spent in the area and depending how we are going for views will then look for some of the other local birds like Yellow Chat and maybe a Grey Falcon.

Driving Time - 4.0 Hours

Accommodation : Birdsville Hotel - Birdsville, QLD (https://birdsvillehotel.com.au/)

Meals included: (B, L, D).

DAY 8 : The last day of tour we will have a chance to follow up on anything we have missed, like Grey Grasswren (Amytornis barbatus barbatus), Inland Dotterel, Gibberbird or anything else of interest but we do the big drive back to Mount Isa. I expect us to arrive late afternoon when the tour will conclude.

Driving Time - 6.0 Hours

Accommodation - Not included (Can book for you at an extra cost)

Meals included: (B, L).

Cost -  $14795.00 AUD - All inclusive for two people | Twin or Double Accommodation

Single Supplement $700.00

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CAIRNS, ATHERTON TABLELANDS & SURROUNDS, QLD | 9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS

Day 1 - Today we will be spending the day exploring Cairns city itself. Sites we will visit include the famous Cairns Esplanade which is a fantastic place for shorebirds including Terek Sandpiper, Red-capped Plover, Australian Pelican, Grey-tailed Tattler, Greater & Lesser Sandplover, Red-necked Stint, Black-tailed & Bar-tailed Godwits, Gull-billed Tern, Little Tern, Caspian Tern and if we’re lucky a Beach-stone Curlew. The mangroves at the Northern end of the Esplanade are great for Rose-crowned Fruit-dove, Varied Honeyeater, Mangrove Robin, Torresian Kingfisher and maybe a Satin Flycatcher.

Just North of town is Centenary Lakes where we find fresh and saltwater lakes, here we might see Orange-footed Scrubfowl, Australian Brush-Turkey, Cicadabird, Dusky Myzomela, Brown-backed Honeyeater, Yellow Honeyeaters, Large-billed Gerygone, Black Butcherbird, Magpie Goose, Little Kingfisher, Nankeen Night-heron, Radjah Shelduck, Metallic Starling, Double-eyed Fig-parrot, Green Oriole maybe a day roosting Papuan Frogmouth.

Accommodation - Novotel Oasis Resort, Cairns (https://www.novotelcairnsresort.com.au/)

Meals included: (L, D).

Day 2 - Today we set off on a boat trip to visit the famous Great Barrier Reef, the morning will be spent exploring Michaelmas Cay which is home to thousands of seabirds these include Bridled Tern, Sooty Tern, Brown Noddy’s, Brown Boobies, Great & Lesser Frigatebird, Black-naped Tern, Lesser & Great Crested Terns and maybe a rarity like Roseate Tern or Red-footed Booby.

The afternoon will be spent at Hasting Reef where you will have the opportunity to go snorkelling at one of the best snorkelling spots out of Cairns. After a day out on the water we should arrive back in Cairns around 4.30pm, if the tides are good we will spend some more time looking for some of the rarer shorebirds which can sometimes be found on the mud flats along the esplanade.

To finish off the day we will enjoy a delicious dinner at one of the many great restaurant in the city.

TOUR - Seastar Reef Cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef and Michaelmas Cay (http://www.seastarcruises.com.au/where-we-go/michaelmas-cay)

Accommodation - Novotel Oasis Resort, Cairns (https://www.novotelcairnsresort.com.au/)

Meals included: (B, L, D).

Day 3 - Today our main target will be Southern Cassowary, we will be getting up early and heading South to Etty Bay where they are sometimes found walking around in the open and maybe even on the beach making for great photo opportunities. After a morning at Etty Bay we will then make our way up the mountain onto the Atherton Tablelands and our accommodation for the next two nights, Crater Lake Rainforest Cottages.

Our afternoon will be spent around the lodge itself which is an incredible birding spot, here we have chances of seeing Spotted Catbird, Bridled Honeyeater, Yellow-spotted Honeyeater, Emerald Dove, Victoria’s Riflebird, Red-necked Crake, Chowchilla, Golden Whistler, Grey-headed Robin, Tooth-billed Bowerbird, Wompoo Fruit-dove, Barred Cuckoo-shrike, Grey Fantail and maybe a Boyd's Forest Dragon.

Mammals around the property include Red-legged pademelon and Musky Rat-kangaroo.

Accommodation - Crater Lake Rainforest Cottages (http://www.craterlakes.com.au/)

Meals included: (B, L, D).

Day 4 - Today we will spend the day exploring the Southern Tablelands, sites include the two stunning Crater Lakes of Barrine and Eacham which are great for the local rainforest birds, Mount Hypippamee National Park holding some of the local high elevation rainforest birds, Hasties Swamp famous for its ducks and water birds and the huge Curtain Fig Tree which is great for birds like Grey-headed Robin, Pied Monarch and Victoria’s Riflebird.

Mammals we will be looking for include some of Australia’s most iconic mammals like Lumholtz Tree-kangaroo and Platypus.

An optional night out spotlighting could find us a huge list of possible mammals, these include Lumholtz Tree-kangaroo, Coppery Brush-tailed Possum, Ring-tailed Possum, Herbert River Ringtail Possum, Lemuroid Ringtail Possum, Green Ringtail Possum, Giant White-tailed Rat, Musky Rat-kangaroo, Northern Brown Bandicoot, Sugar Glider, Feather-tailed Glider and the northern race of Yellow-bellied Glider.

Accommodation - Crater Lake Rainforest Cottages (http://www.craterlakes.com.au/)

Meals included: (B, L, D).

Day 5  - A final morning birding around the Crater Lakes before heading North to the beautiful Sweetwater Lodge which is perfectly located in one of Australia’s premier birding areas, Julateen. This area is fantastic for species like Noisy Pitta, Pale Yellow Robin, Lovely Fairywren, Northern Fantail, Square-tailed Kite, Pacific Baza, Yellow-breasted Boatbill, Barred Cuckoo-shrike, Graceful Honeyeater, Spectacled Monarch, Black-faced Monarch and Pied Monarch.

Accommodation - Sweetwater Lodge, Julatten (http://www.sweetwaterlodge.com.au/)

Meals included: (B, L, D).

Day 6 - This morning we will be getting up early and heading up to one of Australia’s best birding spots, Mount Lewis. Here the birding can be challenging but very rewarding with species like Bower’s Shrike-thrush, Grey-headed Robin, White-throated (Little) Treecreeper, Fernwren, Mountain Thornbill, Tooth-billed Bowerbird, Large-billed Scrubwren, Atherton Scrubwren, Chowchilla, Bridled Honeyeater and one of Australia’s best birds the male Golden Bowerbird, hopefully tending to his Bower.

The afternoon will be spent in some dryer habitats looking for White-cheeked Honeyeaters, Yellow Honeyeater, Brown-backed Honeyeater, Square-tailed Kite, Brown-backed Honeyeaters, Noisy Friarbirds and maybe a Cotton Pygmy-goose.

Accommodation - Sweetwater Lodge, Julatten (http://www.sweetwaterlodge.com.au/)

Meals included: (B, L, D).

Day 7 - This morning we will be heading to Mount Carbine to look for some of the local dry habitat birds. Here we have chances of seeing Australian Bustard, Great Bowerbird, Squatter Pigeon, Pale-headed Rosella, Red-winged Parrot, Tawny Frogmouth, Black-throated Finch, White-throated Gerygone and the Northern race of Brown Treecreeper.

After lunch at Mount Malloy we will be making our way up to the Daintree where we will take the ferry across to Cape Tribulation and explore the area. Here we have another chance for Southern Cassowary and some great Rainforest birds like Noisy Pitta and Wompoo Fruit-dove.

Accommodation - Redmill House (http://www.redmillhouse.com.au/)

Meals included: (B, L, D).

Day 8 - At dawn we will take a private boat cruise along the Daintree River with one of the best local guides around, Murray Hunt the Daintree Boatman. Here we will be scanning the trees along the river for great birds like Wompoo Fruit-Doves, Papuan Frogmouth, Double-eyed Fig-Parrots, Macley’s Honeyeater, Superb Fruit-dove, Azure Kingfisher, Little Kingfisher and if were lucky a Great-billed Heron. Depending on the time of year we also have a chance to see one of Australia’s rarest ducks the Spotted Whistling-duck.  After three hours along the river we will return to Red Mill House for a late cooked breakfast on their veranda.

The rest of the day will be spent exploring the area including Stewarts Creek road which is great for Tawny Grassbird, Pale-vented Bush-hen, Noisy Pitta and maybe a Superb Fruit-dove.

Targets - Same as above

TOUR - Morning Private Boat Trip on the Daintree River (http://www.daintreerivertours.com.au/)

Accommodation - Redmill House (http://www.redmillhouse.com.au/)

Meals included: (B, L, D).

Day 9 - The final morning of tour we will be enjoying another amazing morning on the Daintree River with Murray, after breakfast on the balcony we will slowly make our way back to Cairns.

Depending on your flight will depend on how much more birding will be done along the way.

TOUR - Morning Private Boat Trip on the Daintree River (http://www.daintreerivertours.com.au/)

Meals included: (B, L).

Cost -  $18250.00 AUD - All inclusive for two people | Twin or Double Accommodation 

Single Supplement $900.00

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DARWIN to ALICE SPRINGS via TENNANT CREEK | 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS

DARWIN TO ALICE SPRINGS TOUR | 12 Days / 11 Nights

Tour Begins - Darwin, NT

Departure -  Alice Springs, NT

ITINERARY:

DAY 1 : Arrival day into Darwin, depending on the time you arrive will depend on how much birding is done. If you arrive at a reasonable time we will check the tides for shore birding or maybe visit one of the many great reserves around the city.

Accommodation - Novotel, Darwin (https://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-1748-novotel-darwin-cbd/index.shtml?adults=&children=&nights=&dateIn=)

Meals: (L, D).

DAY 2 : Pick you up from your accommodation in Darwin between 6 - 7 am. We will spend the morning exploring the many nature reserves around Darwin. The main species we will be targeting are Rufous Owl, Barking Owl, Tawny Frogmouth, Rainbow Pitta, Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove, Bush-stone Curlew, Brown Whistler, Northern Fantail, Forest Kingfisher and Little Corella. We will also spend time in the Mangroves trying to photograph Red-headed Myzomela, Mangrove Gerygone, Mangrove Golden Whistler and Torresian Kingfisher.

Lunch will be had at one of Darwin great Cafes before we spend the afternoon photographing anything we missed in the morning and depending on tides photographing some of the mangrove and shorebird species out at Lee Point and Buffalo Creek.

Driving Time - 1.0 Hours

Accommodation - Novotel, Darwin (https://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-1748-novotel-darwin-cbd/index.shtml?adults=&children=&nights=&dateIn=)

Meals: (B, L, D).

DAY 3 : We head out early to one of Darwin’s best and famous birding spots, Fogg Dam. Targets here include Black-necked Stork, Little Egret, Intermediate Egret, Pied Heron, Comb-crested Jacana, Arafura Fantail, Paperbark Flycatcher, Royal Spoonbill, Crimson Finch and Forest Kingfisher. After our time at Fogg Dam we explore the Adelaide River Flood Plains and maybe Marrakai Tracks before making our way East towards Kakadu and our accommodation for the night.

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.

Driving Time - 3.0 Hours

Accommodation - The Crocodile Hotel, Jabiru (https://www.kakadutourism.com/accommodation/kakadu-crocodile-hotel/)

Meals: (B, L, D).

DAY 4 : This morning we will enjoy an amazing buffet breakfast at the hotel before heading south along the Kakadu Highway to the Nourlangie, Nawurlandja & Anbangbang areas for the morning, these areas are great for all the Kakadu endemics including Partridge Pigeons, Chestnut-quilled Rock Pigeon, Banded Fruit-doves, Helmeted Friarbird & White-lined Honeyeaters.

The afternoon will be spent concentrating on the local endemic birds we missed.

Driving Time - 2.0 Hours

Accommodation - The Crocodile Hotel, Jabiru (https://www.kakadutourism.com/accommodation/kakadu-crocodile-hotel/)

Meals: (B, L, D).

DAY 5 : This morning we will be booked on a 2 hours cruise around the famous Yellow-waters Billabong, this is usually one of the highlights of the tour with usually thousands of water birds to point out lens at. Main targets are Little & Azure Kingfishers, Black Bittern, Nankeen Night-heron, Plumbed & Wandering Whistling-ducks, Black-necked Storks, Green Pygmy-goose and Great-billed Heron. After the cruise we will head back to the lodge for a big brunch before making our way South towards Pine Creek and our accommodation for the night.

The afternoon is spent around Pine Creek tracking down the endemic Hooded Parrot and Partridge Pigeon if we haven’t already found one.

Driving Time - 2.0 Hours

BOAT CRUISE - 2 Hour Boat Cruise in the Morning

Accommodation - Lazy Lizard, Pine Creek (https://lazylizardpinecreek.com.au/)

Meals: (B, L, D).

DAY 6 : A nice early morning to head just South to set up at a secret water hole for the morning, this is the best chance to photograph the spectacular Gouldian Finch, other birds that come into drink include Hooded Parrots, Long-Tailed Finch, Masked Finch, Double-barred Finch, Banded Honeyeater, Great Bowerbird and Brown Quail.

After a productive morning we travel South to Katherine for a delicious lunch, after checking in to our accommodation for the night we will be exploring an area West of Katherine. Here we will be looking for Chestnut-backed Button-quail, Hooded Parrot, Gouldian Finch and Northern Rosella.

Driving Time - 2.0 Hours

Accommodation - Ibis Styles, Katherine (https://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-3112-ibis-styles-katherine/index.shtml)

Meals: (B, L, D).

Day 7 : An early start to head South to look for one of the Northern Territories most wanted birds the Northern Shrike-tit, this location is also a great area for Finches, Woodswallows, Button-quail and Black-tailed Treecreepers. After a morning of birding at this site we start the big drive South toward Tennant Creek and our accommodation for the night. If we get to Tennant Creek in time we will spend the afternoon around the beautiful and mostly unexplored Honeymoon Range, here our main target is the rarely seen and photographed Tennant Creek race of Dusky Grasswren. In the same area we will also be looking for Painted Finch, White-winged Fairy-wren, Spinfexbird, Australian Ringneck and Spinifex Pigeons.

Driving Time - 7.0 Hours

Accommodation - Three Ways Roadhouse, Tennant Creek (http://threewaysroadhouse.com.au/)

Meals: (B, L, D).

DAY 8 : On this morning we will head back to the Honeymoon Range, we will be looking for better views or to find anything we missed the previous day. We will also be checking out the Tennant Creek Sewage ponds which can be very productive and sometimes turn up a rarity or two.

After lunch in Tennant Creek we will making the big drive South to Alice Springs, we will be actively birding along the drive and depending on what time we get into Alice Springs will depend on if there is any birding done this day.

Driving Time - 5.5 Hours

Accommodation - Hilton, Alice Springs (https://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/northern-territory/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-alice-springs-ASPDADI/index.html)

Meals: (B, L, D).

DAY 9 : For the next three day we will spend time exploring in and around Alice Springs, birding targets will be White-browed Tree-creeper, Grey Honeyeater, Budgerigars, Cockatiel, Rufous-crowned Emu-wren, Dusky Grasswren, Red-capped Robin, Bourkes Parrot, Mulga Parrot. Banded Whiteface, Spinifex Pigeon, Redthroat, Redthroat, Dusky Grasswren, Chirruping Wedgebill, Masked & White-browed Woodswallows and maybe Black-breasted Buzzard or a Black Falcon.

Some of the site we will visit will include Alice Springs Botanic Gardens, Kunoth Bore and surrounds, West McDonald Rangers, Santa Teressa Road and possibly a couple of secret watering holes.

Accommodation - Hilton, Alice Springs (https://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/northern-territory/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-alice-springs-ASPDADI/index.html)

Meals: (B, L, D).

Driving Time - 2.0 Hours

Day 10 : Exploring Alice Springs as above.

Accommodation - Hilton, Alice Springs (https://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/northern-territory/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-alice-springs-ASPDADI/index.html)

Meals: (B, L, D).

Driving Time - 3.0 Hours

Day 11 : Exploring Alice Springs as above.

Accommodation - Hilton, Alice Springs (https://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/northern-territory/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-alice-springs-ASPDADI/index.html)

Meals: (B, L, D).

Driving Time - 3.0 Hours

Day 12 : Today is departure day so depending on flights will depend on what we can do this morning.

Meals: (B, L).

Depart Alice Springs

Inclusions : All meals, drinks, accommodation, transport, internal airfare to Alice Springs, airport transfers and guides during duration of the tour.

Exclusions : Airfare arriving into Darwin before the tour & Airfare departing Alice Springs on the last day of tour.

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OUTBACK GRASSWREN TRIP | 15 Day / 14 Nights

Tour Begins - Mount Isa, QLD

Tour Finishes -  Alice Springs, NT

ITINERARY:

DAY 1 : Make your own way to Mt Isa in Queensland where the tour begins. Mount Isa is by direct flights from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane by Qantas, Virgin and Rex. Depending on what time you get into Mount Isa will depend on how much birding / photography will be done but hopefully we will be able to get out and look for our first Grasswren, the Kalkadoon Grasswren (Amytornis ballarae).

Driving Time - 1.0 Hours

Accommodation : Ibis Styles Verona - Mount Isa, QLD (https://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-0575-ibis-styles-mt-isa-verona/index.shtml)

Meals included: (L, D).

DAY 2 : Today we have a full day birding / photographing around Mt Isa, we have two Grasswren species to find: Kalkadoon Grasswren (Amytornis ballarae) and Carpentarian Grasswren (Amytornis dorotheae). We have a few sites to explore and depending on how each species behalves will depend on which species we will spend more time looking for, most likely it will be Carpentarian Grasswren as these are usually the toughest Grasswren of all. Other birds around Mount Isa includes the stunning Painted Finch, Spinifex Pigeon, Little Woodswallow, Spinifexbird, Grey-headed & Grey-fronted Honeyeater and Black-tailed Treecreeper.

Driving Time - 2.0 Hours

Accommodation : Ibis Styles Verona - Mount Isa, QLD (https://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-0575-ibis-styles-mt-isa-verona/index.shtml)

Meals included: (B, L, D).

DAY 3 : This morning we will be concentrating on the species of Grasswren who didn't perform yesterday. After a delicious lunch at a local cafe we will then start the drive south-east towards Winton. During the drive to Winton we will be keeping an eye out for some of the harder to see outback species including Ground Cuckoo-shrike and Grey Falcon. We will arrive in Winton in time for dinner and ready for an early start in the morning.

Driving Time - 5.0 Hours

Accommodation : Winton Outback Motel - Winton, QLD (https://wintonoutbackmotel.com/)

Meals included: (B, L, D).

DAY 4 : This morning we have a nice early start to arrive at Lark Quarry or Opalton on sunrise, these are the sites for our 3rd Grasswren, the Rusty Grasswren (Amytornis striatus rowleyi). Other species in the area include Grey Falcon, Rufous-crowned Emu-wren, Hall’s Babbler, Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush and Spinifexbird. The afternoon will be spent exploring Bladensburg National Park where we will be looking for Budgerigars, Pictorella Mannikin, Spinifex Pigeons, Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush and possibly Grey Falcon.

Driving Time - 4.0 Hours

Accommodation : Winton Outback Motel - Winton, QLD (https://wintonoutbackmotel.com/)

Meals included: (B, L, D).

DAY 5 : This morning we have another chance to look for the local specialties including Rusty Grasswren (Amytornis striatus rowleyi), Rufous-crowned Emu-wren, Grey Falcon, Hall’s Babbler and Spinifexbird. After a productive morning we then start our drive towards the remote and outback township of Boulia. The drive there might find up Australian Pratincole, Banded Lapwing and maybe even an Inland Dotterel. We will spend the afternoon birding around the grassy plains around Boulia, hopefully connecting with a Flock Bronzewings around sunset.

Driving Time - 7.0 Hours

Accommodation : Desert Sands Motel - Boulia, QLD (https://desertsandsmotel.com.au/)

Meals included: (B, L, D).

DAY 6 : At sunrise we will head back out onto the grass plains in search of the stunning Flock Bronzewings again, hopefully we can connect with this great bird. After a morning around Boulia it will now be time to head South towards Birdsville. While driving South we will be checking out good looking habitat and any water we find looking for things like Bourke’s Parrot and maybe a Ground Cuckoo-shrike. The afternoon around Birdsville we will be looking for our next Grasswren, Eyrean Grasswrens (Amytornis goyderi), Eyreans live on the red sand dunes in the area.

We will enjoy dinner at the Birdsville Pub before getting a nice rest before an early morning looking for our next target, Grey Grasswren (Amytornis barbatus barbatus)

Driving Time - 5.0 Hours

Accommodation : Birdsville Hotel - Birdsville, QLD (https://birdsvillehotel.com.au/)

Meals included: (B, L, D).

Day 7 : A nice early morning will get us in place to look for our next main target, Grey Grasswren (Amytornis barbatus barbatus). We will be searching the lignum around the Bulloo Overflow for suitable habitat and hopefully connect with this very unique Grasswren. The whole day will be spent in the area and depending how we are going for views will then look for some of the other local birds like Yellow Chat and maybe a Grey Falcon.

Driving Time - 4.0 Hours

Accommodation : Birdsville Hotel - Birdsville, QLD (https://birdsvillehotel.com.au/)

Meals included: (B, L, D).

DAY 8 : Today we have another chance at Grey Grasswren (Amytornis barbatus barbatus). We we'll be heading back to the swamp we were at yesterday morning. If for some reason we did extraordinary well yesterday we can go in search of Thick-billed Grasswren (Amytornis modestus cowarie) a subspecies only found on the nearby Cowarie Station. We might also come across a Grey Falcon, Crimson Chat, Orange Chat, Red-browed Pardalote, Red-backed Kingfisher, Cinnamon Quail-thrush, Banded Whiteface and if we are lucky a Gibberbird on the surrounding gibber plains. The afternoon we can spend on the sand dunes near our accommodation looking for better views of Eyrean Grasswrens (Amytornis goyderi).

Driving Time - 5.0 Hours

Accommodation : Mungerannie Pub, SA (https://www.mungeranniehotel.com.au/)

Meals included: (B, L, D).

DAY 9 : Depending on what we found yesterday will depend on what we target this morning, we will ether look for better views of Eyrean Grasswrens (Amytornis goyderi) near the accommodation or head back out onto Cowarie Station in search of better views of Thick-billed Grasswren (Amytornis modestus cowarie). We will head back to Mungerannie Pub for lunch before packing up and heading South towards Marree for the night.

Driving Time - 3 Hours

Accommodation : Marree Hotel - Marree,  SA (http://www.marreehotel.com.au/)

Meals included: (B, L, D).

DAY 10 : This morning we will be targeting another subspecies of Thick-billed Grasswren (Amytornis modestus raglessi), other species we will be keeping an eye out for are Chirruping Wedgebill, White-backed Swallow and Rufous Fieldwren.

After a hopefully productive morning we head south to Parachilna for a nice lunch before carrying on to our base for the next three days, the Standpipe Inn in Port Augusta.

Driving Time - 4.0 Hours

Accommodation : The Standpipe, Port Augusta SA (https://www.standpipe.com.au/)

Meals included: (B, L, D).

Day 11 : This morning we will be heading South towards Whyalla, home to our next Grasswren target the Western Grasswren (Amytornis textilis myall) this will be our main target this afternoon, we will also be keeping an eye out for Splendid Fairywren, Redthroat, White-fronted Honeyeaters and maybe a Chirruping Wedgebill.

Driving Time - 4.0 Hours

Accommodation : The Standpipe, Port Augusta SA (https://www.standpipe.com.au/)

Meals included: (B, L, D).

Day 12 : This morning we will be getting up extremely early to head North-west towards Mount Ives, home to our next target the Short-tailed Grasswren (Amytornis merrotsyi pedleri) other birds in the area are Slender-billed Thornbill, Western Grasswren and possibly a Splendid Fairywren.

The afternoon will be spent exploring Arid Lands Botanic Gardens near Port Augusta, targets here are White-fronted Chat, Pied Honeyeater and hopefully Churruping Wedgebill

Driving Time - 3.0 Hours

Accommodation : The Standpipe, Port Augusta SA (https://www.standpipe.com.au/)

Meals included: (B, L, D).

Day 13 : This morning we will be heading West to Lake Gilles Conservation Reserve, here we have a chance for a whole new set of birds. These include Gilbert's Whistler, Rufous Treecreeper, Western Yellow-robin, Blue-breasted Fairy-wren and our main target the Copper-backed Quail-thrush.

We will enjoy some lunch before heading North towards Coober Pedy, our next stop. Hopefully arriving at a reasonable hour we will explore the surrounding gibber plains for our next target the Thick-billed Grasswren (Amytornis modestus indulkanna) and maybe a Chestnut-breasted Whiteface.

Driving Time - 7.0 Hours

Accommodation : BIG4 Stuart Range Outback Resort - Coober Pedy, SA (https://www.stuartrangeoutbackresort.com.au)

Meals included: (B, L, D).

Day 14 - The morning we will be spending time looking for the local race of Thick-billed Grasswren (Amytornis modestus indulkanna) and if we missed it, Chestnut-breasted Whiteface. Once were done in Coober Pedy we will head North to our final destination, Alice Springs. Home to our last Grasswren.

The afternoon (time permitting) we will go out in search of our last Grasswren species, the Dusky Grasswren (Amytornis purnelli) other birds in the area include Bourke's Parrot, Rufous-crowned Emu-wren and maybe Ground Cuckoo-shrike.

Driving Time - 5.0 Hours

Accommodation: Hilton - Alice Springs, NT (www.hiltonalicesprings)

Meals included: (B, L, D).

Day 15 : This morning I leave free to follow up on other birds in the area or revisit Dusky Grasswren if we missed it yesterday.

The tour wraps up after lunch when I am happy to drop you off to your accommodation or flight if booked that afternoon.

Meals included: (B, L).

Cost -  Contact for pricing

Exclusions : Airfare arriving into Mount Isa before the tour & Airfare departing Alice Springs on the last day of tour.

For larger groups please contact me for pricing and numbers etc.

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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).

DAY 2 - An early morning to head North to Bardedjilidji for an early morning walk, here we will be looking Chestnut-quilled Rock-pigeon, Sandstone Shrike-thrush and maybe a Rainbow Pitta or Rose-crowned Fruit-dove. After the walk our next spot is Ubirr for the rest of the morning. This spectacular view over the floodplain can also be a great place for Chestnut-quilled Rock-pigeon and Sandstone Shrike-thrush. This is also a great place to see Short-eared Rock Wallaby. If the tide is right we will check out Cahill crossing to see its famous crocodiles feeding together then it will be time to head back for lunch.

After a break in the middle of the day we will head to Nourlangie to clean up any of the endemics we have missed, this is also a great spot to see some aboriginal artwork.

Accommodation - The Crocodile Hotel, Jabiru (https://www.kakadutourism.com/accommodation/kakadu-crocodile-hotel/)

Meals: (B, L, D).

DAY 3 - We will enjoy an early morning cruise on the famous Yellow-waters Billabong, this world class wetland is home to a huge amount of water birds including Black-necked Stork, Wandering & Plumed Whistling-Ducks, Radjah Shelduck, Nankeen Night-heron, Pied Heron, Bar-breasted Honeyeater, Green Pygmy-goose and some of the rarer birds like Great-billed Heron, Little & Azure Kingfishers and also Black Bittern. After the cruise we will head back to the lodge to check out and have lunch before heading South to Pine Creek and our accommodation for the night, along the way we have a chance for Australia's rarest bird of prey the Red Goshawk which nests in the area.

The afternoon is spent around Pine Creek tracking down the endemic Hooded Parrot, along with Red-winged Parrot, Northern Rosella, Varied and Red-collared Lorikeet. We also stand a chance of Little Corella, Sulphur-crested and Red-tailed Black Cockatoo.

Accommodation - Lazy Lizard, Pine Creek (https://lazylizardpinecreek.com.au/)

Meals: (B, L, D).

DAY 4 - An early morning start to head south for our first chance to see the spectacular Gouldian Finch, other birds in the area include Hooded Parrots, Long-Tailed Finch, Masked Finch, Double-barred Finch, Banded Honeyeater, Great Bowerbird and Brown Quail.

After a morning around Edith Falls we head South to Katherine for lunch before heading West to the Victoria River Region about 200 km west, along the way we will stop at a few secret spots to see what we can find. The afternoon at Victoria River can be spent searching for Purple-crowned Fairy-wrens along the banks of the Victoria River or go and look for White-quilled Rock-pigeons which are found up on the escarpments.

Accommodation - Victoria River Roadhouse (en-suite Room)

Meals: (B, L, D).

DAY 5 - The morning will be spent around the roadhouse at Victoria River looking for Purple-crowned Fairy-wrens, Birds of Prey and Finches. We will then start head west to Timber Creek and our accommodation for the night, this is one of my favourite birding areas in the Northern Territory. Along the way we will be stopping to look for Red-browed Pardalote, Black-breasted Buzzard and maybe a Finch or two.

The afternoon will be spent looking for Yellow-rumped Mannikin, Star Finch, Chestnut-breasted Mannikin, Red-backed Kingfisher, Purple-crowned Fairy-wren and maybe a Chestnut-backed Button-quail.

Accommodation - Timber Creek Hotel (http://timbercreekhotel.com.au/)

Meals: (B, L, D).

DAY 6 - This morning we will be setting up at one of the many great dry season watering holes in the area, possibilities here are Double-barred Finch, Crimson Finch, Long-tailed Finch, Masked Finch, Chestnut-breasted Mannikin, Star Finch, Zebra Finch, Yellow-rumped Mannikin, Pictorella Mannikin and Gouldian Finch. Hopefully have birds coming down to drink in front of us.

After a morning in the area we start our big drive back to Darwin, I expect to be back in Darwin at a reasonable hour ready for our flight to Cairns the following day.

Accommodation - Novotel, Darwin (https://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-1748-novotel-darwin-cbd/index.shtml)

Meals: (B, L, D).

DAY 7 - Todays birding will depend on what time our flight to Cairns is.

# FLIGHT FROM DARWIN TO CAIRNS (specific flight details to be confirmed)

Accommodation - Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort, Cairns (https://www.novotelcairnsresort.com.au)

Meals: (B, L, D).

DAY 8 - Today we will be spending the day exploring Cairns city itself. Sites we will visit include the famous Cairns Esplanade which is a fantastic place for shorebirds including Terek Sandpiper, Red-capped Plover, Australian Pelican, Grey-tailed Tattler, Greater & Lesser Sandplover, Red-necked Stint, Black-tailed & Bar-tailed Godwits, Gull-billed Tern, Little Tern, Caspian Tern and if we’re lucky a Beach-stone Curlew. The mangroves at the Northern end of the Esplanade are great for Rose-crowned Fruit-dove, Varied Honeyeater, Mangrove Robin, Torresian Kingfisher and maybe a Satin Flycatcher.

Just North of town is Centenary Lakes where we find fresh and saltwater lakes, here we might see Orange-footed Scrubfowl, Australian Brush-Turkey, Cicadabird, Dusky Myzomela, Brown-backed Honeyeater, Yellow Honeyeaters, Large-billed Gerygone, Black Butcherbird, Magpie Goose, Little Kingfisher, Nankeen Night-heron, Radjah Shelduck, Metallic Starling, Double-eyed Fig-parrot, Green Oriole maybe a day roosting Papuan Frogmouth.

Accommodation - Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort, Cairns (https://www.novotelcairnsresort.com.au)

Meals: (L, D).

DAY 9 - Today we set off on a boat trip to visit the famous Great Barrier Reef, the morning will be spent exploring Michaelmas Cay which is home to thousands of seabirds these include Bridled Tern, Sooty Tern, Brown Noddy’s, Brown Boobies, Great & Lesser Frigatebird, Black-naped Tern, Lesser & Great Crested Terns and maybe a rarity like Roseate Tern or Red-footed Booby.

The afternoon will be spent at Hasting Reef where you will have the opportunity to go snorkelling at one of the best snorkelling spots out of Cairns. After a day out on the water we should arrive back in Cairns around 4.30pm, if the tides are good we will spend some more time looking for some of the rarer shorebirds which can sometimes be found on the mud flats along the esplanade.

To finish off the day we will enjoy a delicious dinner at one of the many great restaurant in the city.

TOUR - Seastar Reef Cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef and Michaelmas Cay (http://www.seastarcruises.com.au/where-we-go/michaelmas-cay)

Accommodation - Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort, Cairns (https://www.novotelcairnsresort.com.au)

Meals: (B, L, D).

DAY 10 - Today our main target will be Southern Cassowary, we will be getting up early and heading South to Etty Bay where they are sometimes found walking around in the open and maybe even on the beach making for great photo opportunities. After a morning at Etty Bay we will then make our way up the mountain onto the Atherton Tablelands and our accommodation for the next two nights, Crater Lake Rainforest Cottages.

Our afternoon will be spent around the lodge itself which is an incredible birding spot, here we have chances of seeing Spotted Catbird, Bridled Honeyeater, Yellow-spotted Honeyeater, Emerald Dove, Victoria’s Riflebird, Red-necked Crake, Chowchilla, Golden Whistler, Grey-headed Robin, Tooth-billed Bowerbird, Wompoo Fruit-dove, Barred Cuckoo-shrike, Grey Fantail and maybe a Boyd's Forest Dragon.

Mammals around the property include Red-legged pademelon and Musky Rat-kangaroo.

Accommodation - Crater Lake Rainforest Cottages (http://www.craterlakes.com.au/)

Meals: (B, L, D).

DAY 11 - Today we will spend the day exploring the Southern Tablelands, sites include the two stunning Crater Lakes of Barrine and Eacham which are great for the local rainforest birds, Mount Hypipamee National Park holding some of the local high elevation rainforest birds, Hasties Swamp famous for its ducks and water birds and the huge Curtain Fig Tree which is great for birds like Grey-headed Robin, Pied Monarch and Victoria’s Riflebird.

Mammals we will be looking for include some of Australia’s most iconic mammals like Lumholtz Tree-kangaroo and Platypus.

An optional night out spotlighting could find us a huge list of possible mammals, these include Lumholtz Tree-kangaroo, Coppery Brush-tailed Possum, Ring-tailed Possum, Herbert River Ringtail Possum, Lemuroid Ringtail Possum, Green Ringtail Possum, Giant White-tailed Rat, Musky Rat-kangaroo, Northern Brown Bandicoot, Sugar Glider, Feather-tailed Glider and the northern race of Yellow-bellied Glider.

Accommodation - Crater Lake Rainforest Cottages (http://www.craterlakes.com.au/)

Meals: (B, L, D).

DAY 12  - A final morning birding around the Crater Lakes before heading North to the beautiful Sweetwater Lodge which is perfectly located in one of Australia’s premier birding areas, Julateen. This area is fantastic for species like Noisy Pitta, Pale Yellow Robin, Lovely Fairywren, Northern Fantail, Square-tailed Kite, Pacific Baza, Yellow-breasted Boatbill, Barred Cuckoo-shrike, Graceful Honeyeater, Spectacled Monarch, Black-faced Monarch and Pied Monarch.

Accommodation - Sweetwater Lodge, Julatten (http://www.sweetwaterlodge.com.au/)

Meals: (B, L, D).

DAY 13 - This morning we will be getting up early and heading up to one of Australia’s best birding spots, Mount Lewis. Here the birding can be challenging but very rewarding with species like Bower’s Shrike-thrush, Grey-headed Robin, White-throated (Little) Treecreeper, Fernwren, Mountain Thornbill, Tooth-billed Bowerbird, Large-billed Scrubwren, Atherton Scrubwren, Chowchilla, Bridled Honeyeater and one of Australia’s best birds the male Golden Bowerbird, hopefully tending to his Bower.

The afternoon will be spent in some dryer habitats looking for White-cheeked Honeyeaters, Yellow Honeyeater, Brown-backed Honeyeater, Square-tailed Kite, Brown-backed Honeyeaters, Noisy Friarbirds and maybe a Cotton Pygmy-goose.

Accommodation - Sweetwater Lodge, Julatten (http://www.sweetwaterlodge.com.au/)

Meals: (B, L, D).

DAY 14 - This morning we will be heading to Mount Carbine to look for some of the local dry habitat birds. Here we have chances of seeing Australian Bustard, Great Bowerbird, Squatter Pigeon, Pale-headed Rosella, Red-winged Parrot, Tawny Frogmouth, Black-throated Finch, White-throated Gerygone and the Northern race of Brown Treecreeper.

After lunch at Mount Malloy we will be making our way up to the Daintree where we will take the ferry across to Cape Tribulation and explore the area. Here we have another chance for Southern Cassowary and some great Rainforest birds like Noisy Pitta and Wompoo Fruit-dove.

Accommodation - Redmill House (http://www.redmillhouse.com.au/)

Meals: (B, L, D).

DAY 15 - At dawn we will take a private boat cruise along the Daintree River with one of the best local guides around, Murray Hunt the Daintree Boatman. Here we will be scanning the trees along the river for great birds like Wompoo Fruit-Doves, Papuan Frogmouth, Double-eyed Fig-Parrots, Macley’s Honeyeater, Superb Fruit-dove, Azure Kingfisher, Little Kingfisher and if were lucky a Great-billed Heron. Depending on the time of year we also have a chance to see one of Australia’s rarest ducks the Spotted Whistling-duck.  After three hours along the river we will return to Red Mill House for a late cooked breakfast on their veranda.

After breakfast on the balcony we will slowly make our way back to Cairns where we can follow up on any species we missed.

TOUR - Morning Private Boat Trip on the Daintree River (http://www.daintreerivertours.com.au/)

Accommodation - Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort, Cairns (https://www.novotelcairnsresort.com.au)

Meals: (B, L, D).

DAY 16 - After a morning flight from Cairns (specific flight details to be confirmed later), we will arrive in Brisbane and head straight into the field. Our first stop will be some mangroves near the airport, searching for Chestnut Teal, Mangrove Gerygone, Mangrove Honeyeater and Collared Kingfisher.

After a productive morning we will then head South towards Lamington National Park and the comfortable lodgings of O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat. The drive up the steep windy road might find us a Spotted Pardalote, Variegated Fariy-wren and maybe a rare Glossy Black-cockatoo. When we arrive at the top we will be greeted by extremely tame Crimson Rosellas, Australian King-Parrots and maybe get out first glimpse of the incredible Regent Bowerbird flashing his yellow wings. After checking in we will spend the afternoon exploring the rainforest edges, trails and feeders.

# MORNING FLIGHT CAIRNS to BRISBANE (specific flight details to be confirmed)

Accommodation - O’Reilly’s Rainforest Resort, QLD (https://oreillys.com.au/)

Meals: (B, L, D).

DAY 17 - We will have two full days to explore the areas around O’Reillys which include the Rainforest around the lodge and the open eucalyptus forest just down the hill. Target birds in the area include the spectacular Regent Bowerbird, Grey Goshawk, Top-knot Pigeon, White-headed Pigeon, Satin Bowerbiird, Wonga Pigeons, Paradise Riflebird, Australian Logrunner, Rose Robin, Noisy Pitta, Red-browed Treecreeper, Rose Robin, Green Catbird and if we are really lucky the extremely secretive Albert’s Lyrebird.

A night out spotlights could produce Sooty Owl, Marbled Frogmouth, Owlet Night-jar and Southern Boobook.

Accommodation - O’Reilly’s Rainforest Resort, QLD (https://oreillys.com.au/)

Meals: (B, L, D).

DAY 18 - Day around the O’Reilly's Plateau.

Accommodation - O’Reilly’s Rainforest Resort, QLD (https://oreillys.com.au/)

Meals: (B, L, D).

DAY 19 - Departure day out of Brisbane

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