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Birding Tour Australia: the Southwest 2018



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 on finding as many of these endemics as possible, as well as on enjoying a wide range of other interesting flora and fauna.

Endemic species that we will be focusing our attention on during the tour include Carnaby’s (Short-billed) and Baudin’s (Long-billed) Black Cockatoos, Western Corella, Red-capped Parrot, Western Rosella, Noisy Scrubbird, Western Bristlebird, Red-winged Fairywren, Western Fieldwren, Western Thornbill, Western Wattlebird, Western Spinebill, Gilbert’s (formerly known as Western White-naped or Swan River) Honeyeater, White-breasted Robin, Western Whistler, and Red-eared Firetail. Other species that just about get out of Western Australia, but are near-endemics to the region and Australian endemics and form targets of the trip include Western Yellow Robin, Rufous Treecreeper, Blue-breasted Fairywren, and Western Whipbird. Due to recent fires in its previous stronghold, the likelihood of finding Western Ground Parrot is unfortunately very low, as this species, with a tiny remaining population, is pushed nearer to the brink of extinction.

Further species we will also be looking for include the Australian endemics Malleefowl, Square-tailed Kite, Banded Stilt, Hooded Dotterel, Rock Parrot, Elegant Parrot, Purple-crowned Lorikeet, and Splendid Fairywren, and the near-endemic Fairy Tern. The isolation of southwestern Australia has led to a high degree of endemism also at the subspecies level, and we will try to see as many of these as possible. This will prove interesting for those participants who have been birding on the Australian East Coast and/or in Tasmania and are interested in the possibility of some potential future armchair ticks!

For those wishing to continue exploring Australia, this tour can be combined with our Australia Pre-tour: Tasmania and the Orange-bellied Parrot 2018 (22 – 27 October 2018) tour, our Birding Tour Australia: From the Outback to the Wet Tropics 2018 (28 October – 12 November 2018) tour, and our Birding Tour Australia: Top End Birding Specialties 2018 (13 – 21 November 2018) tour, so that all four Australia tours could be combined.

We can also arrange other extensions (e.g., sightseeing trips to Sydney, Uluru, etc., and pelagic trips).

Duration: 9 days

Limit (Group Size): 3 - 8

Date Start: November 29, 2018

Date End: December 07, 2018

Tour Start: Perth

Tour End: Perth

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)

Single Supplement: AU$885

Price includes:
Lodging in comfortable hotels/lodges
All meals
All transportation during tour
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, 2019
Date End: February 19, 2019
Price: NZ$9,874 per person sharing, assuming 8 participants; NZ$10,437 per person sharing, assuming 6 – 7 participants; NZ$12,235 per person sharing, assuming 4 – 5 participants
Details: Welcome to this ‘Birding Tour New Zealand’ excursion. New Zealand is one of the most remote places on earth, and during 8o million years of isolation a fascinating and unique fauna evolved

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Birding Tour New Zealand - New Zealand Fantail - Oz Horine

Birding Tour New Zealand: 18-day Birding Adventure 2018

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.
Details: Welcome to this ‘Birding Tour New Zealand’ excursion. New Zealand is one of the most remote places on earth, and during 8o million years of isolation a fascinating and unique fauna evolved

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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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Duration: 6 days
Limit (Group Size): 3 - 8
Spaces Available: 5
Date Start: October 22, 2018
Date End: October 27, 2018
Price: AU$2,752 per person sharing (7-8 participants), AU$2,995 per person sharing (5-6 participants), AU$3,458 per person sharing (3-4 participants)
Details: 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 isla

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Senior Tour Leader and UK Office Manager Andrew (Andy) Walker is Birding Ecotours’ UK representative and runs the Birding Ecotours UK office from his home in York, North Yorkshire, England. Andy h ...

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Andy is a superb guide with a wonderful knowledge of birds and where to find them. He is enthusiastic and keen, great company and a real pleasure to bird with. Our Australian trip was very successful in terms of sightings and also really enjoyable. Andy played a big part in that with his superb organisation, excellent birding skills, easy-going nature and positive attitude. I would happily join Andy on a birding trip again and hope to be able to do so later this year!  

Janice, Kent, UK



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