Birding Tour Australia: Top End Birding Specialties 2017

Duration: 9 days

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 species during November, including Rainbow Pitta, Black-banded Fruit Dove (endemic), Hooded Parrot (endemic), Gouldian Finch, and migratory shorebirds. We also seek reptiles and mammals and visit two Aboriginal rock art and occupation sites, which are home to regional and endemic species. Three boat cruises on protected waterways (one private) give us great chances to see rare and elusive freshwater, riverine, and floodplain species, such as Little Kingfisher, Black Bittern, and Great-billed Heron. We undertake several short walks in various tropical and World Heritage-listed habitats in the huge and diverse Kakadu National Park as well as in surrounding nature reserves and great urban birding sites along the 1300+ kilometers circuit of the Top End region. The brilliant photographic opportunities of birds, wildlife, and scenery are many and varied. We would be looking to accumulate over 160 bird species on this tour, which explores the region from Darwin – Fogg Dam – Mary River – World Heritage Kakadu National Park – Pine Creek – Katherine – Adelaide River, and back to Darwin over eight bird-filled days.

This tour can be combined with our two preceding Australia tours: Australia: Tasmania and the Orange-bellied Parrot Pre-tour 2017 followed by Australia: From the Outback to the Wet Tropics 2017 (31 October – 16 November).

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