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Birding Tour Australia: Tasmania and the Orange-bellied Parrot Pre-tour 2017



This tour is now closed for booking. Please consider our 2018 tour.

Adjoined to the mainland until the end of the last glacial period about ten thousand years ago, Tasmania is both geographically and genetically isolated from Australia. Through the millennia this island has developed its own unique set of plants and animals, including twelve avian endemics that include Forty-spotted Pardalote, Green Rosella, and Strong-billed Honeyeater. Beyond the endemics it also harbors several species which winter on the mainland and breed mostly on Tasmania, such as Swift Parrot and Orange-bellied Parrot. Our search for these endemics and breeding specialties is set within a stunning backdrop of rugged coastlines, tall evergreen sclerophyll forests, alpine heathlands, and cool temperate rainforests, undoubtedly enriching our experience here. In addition, due to the lack of foxes many marsupials are notably more numerous in Tasmania, and we should be able to observe several of these unique animals during our stay.

This pre-tour to our Australia: from the Outback to the Wet Tropics 2017 tour can also be booked as a stand-alone tour. We can also arrange other extensions (e.g., Uluru for sightseeing, and pelagics).

Duration: 6 days

Limit (Group Size): 3 - 7

Spaces Available: 0

Date Start: October 25, 2017

Date End: October 30, 2017

Tour Start: Hobart

Tour End: Hobart

 


Price: AU$2752 per person sharing (6-7 people); AU$2995 per person sharing (4-5 people); AU$3458 per person sharing (3 people)

Single Supplement: AU$927

Price includes:
Lodging in comfortable hotels/lodges
All meals
All transportation within Tasmania and Bruny Island
Entrance fees
Expert birding guide

Price excludes:
Flights
Alcoholic drinks
Travel insurance
Gratuities
Expenses of a personal nature (laundry, phone calls, extra drinks and snacks, etc.)

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Duration: 18 days
Limit (Group Size): 4 - 8
Date Start: February 02, 2018
Date End: February 19, 2018
Price: NZ$9,228 per person sharing, assuming 8 participants; NZ$9754 per person sharing, assuming 6 – 7 participants; NZ$11,435 per person sharing, assuming 4 – 5 participants.
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Birding Tour Australia: Top End Birding Specialties 2018

Duration: 9 days
Limit (Group Size): 3 - 8
Spaces Available: 6
Date Start: November 13, 2018
Date End: November 21, 2018
Price: AU$ 7,137 per person sharing (7-8 participants), AU$ 8,470 per person sharing (5-6 participants), AU$ 12,155 per person sharing (3-4 participants)
Details: The ‘Top End Birding Specialties’ Tour provides fantastic chances of viewing many of Australia’s Top End specialty bird species during November, including Rainbow Pitta, Black-banded Fruit Dove

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Birding Tour Australia: Top End Birding Specialties 2017

Duration: 9 days
Limit (Group Size): 2 - 7
Spaces Available: 0
Date Start: November 16, 2017
Date End: November 24, 2017
Price: AU$ 5,124 per person sharing (6 – 7 participants), AU$ 6,204 per person sharing (4 – 5 participants), AU$ 10,126 per person sharing (2 – 3 participants)
Details: This tour is now closed for booking. Please consider our 2018 tour. The ‘Top End Birding Specialties’ Tour provides fantastic chances of viewing many of Australia’s Top End specialty bird specie

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Birding tour Australia: the Southwest 2018

Duration: 9 days
Limit (Group Size): 3 - 8
Date Start: November 22, 2018
Date End: November 30, 2018
Price: AU$ 2,110 per person sharing (7-8 participants), AU$ 3,164 per person sharing (5-6 participants), AU$ 4,218 per person sharing (3-4 participants)
Details: Due to geographic isolation and diverse habitats, the south of Western Australia boasts several endemic species and subspecies. This nine-day Birding Tour Australia: the Southwest Extension will focus

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Birding tour Australia: the Southwest 2017

Duration: 9 days
Limit (Group Size): 3 - 7
Spaces Available: 4
Date Start: November 29, 2017
Date End: December 07, 2017
Price: AU$1,917 per person sharing (6 – 7 participants), AU$2,876 per person sharing (4 – 5 participants), AU$3,835 per person sharing (3 participants)
Details: Due to geographic isolation and diverse habitats, the south of Western Australia boasts several endemic species and subspecies. This nine-day Birding Tour Australia: the Southwest Extension will focus

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Australia and Barry Davies: When I found out it was Barry Davies that was leading the trip, I was thrilled as I had been in contact with him years ago when I was with Jaeger Tours, at the recommendations of a number of my friends that had travelled with him, so we knew each other! He was extraordinary – knew his stuff in and out about OZ and its flora and fauna and was great with the participants. We did Cairns & Darwin then an extension to Perth & Tasmania. Not sure how you would pick a favourite place from that. Each region is different and of course getting to see different parts of the country is something that I would have thought one would want to do if doing OZ. I would have loved to have seen more butterflies, mammals and reptiles than we did, but maybe that requires different locations and more time in the field. We did however get Platypus and Echidna. Butterflies are pretty much restricted to the north east. Timing for birds is tough as there is so much movement amongst them depending upon food sources, but I would have said we did pretty well. While obviously we wanted to see all we could, it was not the end of the world if we missed anything, and a huge list was not our goal. We were there in the dry season, I would hate to think what it would be like in the wet season, as a number of places/routes would have been under water, especially in the Darwin region. Accommodations on the whole were very good – I loved the different lodgings, many of which we had to do our own breakfast, with kitchen facilities in the cabins. The country is huge, and with very few people, less than SA!, so some of the locations there was little choices, especially for a large group, but Barry did great in getting what he did. At each region we had to get a bus, there were 14 of us – these varied between great to OK, as the on the extension we had to have one with a trailer.

Adrian Binns, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



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