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Great Southern Birding Tour

Day 1:

A birding bonanza if there ever was one, with over 50 species in the first few hours as we left Adelaide. Many different waterfowl, the endemic Banded Stilt, the elusive Slender-billed Thornbill, the rare Black Falcon and the subtly beatiful Elegant Parrot were just some of the highlights of the morning. Heading north we visited the Australian Arid Lands Botanical Gardens where we were delighted by a host of honeyeaters including the nomadic White-fronted, Pied & Black Honeyeaters. At the end of the day we arrived at the tiny outback hamlet of Lyndhurst, on the edge of the Strzelecki desert.

Day 2:

We spent the entire day birding the stark outback landscapes around Lyndhurst. First successful target was the elusive Thick-billed Grasswren, of which we were lucky enough to observe 3 birds after searching the extensive Bluebush plains. Zebra Finches, Orange Chat, White-winged Fairy-wren, Chirruping Wedgebill and Australian Hobby were among the many other highlights. The afternoon was spent observing the comings-and-goings of a wide range of birds at a rare wetland in the desert. Blue-billed & Musk Duck, 3 species of Grebe, 3 species of Cormorant and majestic Wedge-tailed Eagles were seen at close range.

Day 3:

After months of drought, the skies opened overnight and the rain continued into the morning. Rain in the outback is a rare event and enjoyed by the locals, the wildlife and the vegetation. While waiting for things to clear up we visited an eccentric outback sculpturist, Talc Alf, who creates interesting sculptures and told us many weird & wonderful tales. Once the rain stopped we headed into the very scenic Flinders Ranges, where Grey-fronted Honeyeaters performed on cue, as did the rare Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby. The earlier rain had brought on good bird activity and within no time we had added Redthroat, Inland Thornbill, Grey Butcherbird, Southern Whiteface, Little Eagle & Whistling Kite to the list. After checking in at our comfortable lodgings at the Wilpena Pound resort we birded the nearby foothills. Red-capped Robin, Southern Scrubrobin, Chestnut-rumped Thornbill, White-eared Honeyeater and Crested Bellbird were obligingly added to the list. After dinner we did a night spotlighting walk which yielded great views of Owlet Nightjar!

Day 4:

Overnight thunderstorms and rain showers had cleared in the morning. The impressive scenery of the Flinders Ranges formed a great backdrop to our morning birding sojourn during which we saw Crested Bellbird, Hooded Robin, Black-eared Cuckoo, Black-faced Woodswallow and Rufous Whistler. Another visit to the stark outback plains near Hawker resulted in views of Rufous Fieldwren and then we started heading south through South Australia’s wheatbelt. In one fortuitious spot we had Brown Songlark, Rufous Songlark & Horsfields Bronze-cuckoo lined up on a fence wire! By the time we arrived at our base in Berri on the beautiful Murray River we had added Mulga Parrot, Aus Ringneck, Yellow Rosella, Apostlebird and Pied Butcherbird to the list

Day 5:

We birded the ‘mallee’ wilderness north of the Murray river which contains reserves such as Gluepot and yielded many good species. Highlight was a very obliging pair of Chestnut Quail-thrush, while a pair of Gilbert’s Whistlers also showed well, and a confiding Shy Heathwren was all but shy. Other birds seen this morning included Masked, White-browed & Dusky Woodswallow,Splendid Fairy-wren, 8 species of Honeyeater including the rare, nomadic Black & White-fronted Honeyeaters, Mulga Parrot, Yellow Rosella and more. We had a scrumptious lunch at the Banrock Station Wine & Wetland Centre and explored the wetlands for the rest of the afternoon, adding Spotted Crake, Little Grassbird, Red-necked Avocet and Blue-faced Honeyeater to our list, while the day was finished with yet another highlight: a nesting pair of Tawny Frogmouths.

Day 6:

A beautiful, calm and sunny morning awaited us as we drove to another ‘mallee’ reserve. Along the way, Blue Bonnets and Mallee Ringnecks, both species of parrots, gave good views. Once there, a birding frenzy awaited us with Red-lored Whistler, Striated Grasswren and Mallee Emu-wren all active and seen well within half an hour! It was amazing to have had such good views of these really rare species. Further explorations of the park yielded Spotted Pardalote, Striped honeyeater, Mulga Parrot and Common Bronzewing. Back to civilisation, where we had good views of 2 White-backed Swallows. Lunch on the banks of the Murray river yielded a variety of waterbirds and not long after, a pair of White-browed Treecreepers in a nearby woodland. After driving a couple of hours we arrived in the unassuming town of Ouyen where we had early dinner, then drove the back roads in search of Malleefowl. Success: 3 birds seen!

Day 7:

From outside our rooms we could watch nesting Major Mitchell’s Cockatoos this morning! The nearby scenic Hattah lakes had another nice suprise in store with nesting Regent Parrots. Then it was off to Australia’s largest ibis colony with numerous Aus White & Straw-necked Ibises and also some confiding Grey-crowned Babblers. A couple of hours driving in the afternoon (feral Ostriches along the road) and we found ourselves in Deniliquin. The Island Sanctuary park here is always good to visit and didn’t disappoint: Superb Parrot, Little & Noisy Friarbird, White-troated Treecreeper and Buff-rumped Thornbill;, while the sewage ponds held a wide variety of ducks including Blue-billed & Plumed Whistling Ducks.

Day 8:

A big day birding around Deniliquin. From a birdhide overlooking a reedy lake, Australian Bittern could be heard calling, and Swamp Harrier was seen. The extensive Red Gum forests here yielded the unassuming Western Gerygone with its beautiful song and the rare, beautiful Crested Shrike-tit. White-winged Triller, Red-browed Finch and more Superb Parrots were seen too. After lunch and a break we went out again birding the plains and woodlands north of town, where highlights for the afternoon included Painted Honeyeater, Owlet Nightjar, Ground Cuckooshrike and Square-tailed Kite. The group then went on a night spotlighting excursion in search of the very rare Plains-Wanderer and it didn’t take too long to find an obiging pair! Also seen were Southern Boobook and Inland Dotterel, another highlight.

Day 9:

In the morning we observed nesting Square-tailed Kites near Deniliquin and more Superb Parrots, before driving to Chiltern NP where we arrived shortly after lunch. A great variety of new honeyeaters awaited us here including Yellow-tufted, Fuscous, Black-chinned and White-naped. A highlight was no doubt great views of the elusive Speckled Warbler. At night we were lucky enough to spotlight a Sugar Glider!

Day 10:

A very successful morning in Chiltern NP with multiple sightings of the rare Turquoise Parrot, as well as White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike, Olive-backed Oriole, Shining Bronze-cuckoo, Black-chinned Honeyeater, a Koala with a baby and the mouse-like Antechinus. Later that day we drove to Healesville, in the Yarra Ranges behind Melbourne. Birding the tall, dense hill forests here this afternoon yielded Rufous Fantail, Eastern Yellow Robin, Crescent Honeyeater, Fan-tailed Cuckoo and Eastern Whipbird.

Day 11:

A full morning in the Healesville forests resulted in sightings of Superb Lyrebird, Red-browed Treecreeper, Pilotbird, Gang-gang Cockatoo, Large-billed & White-browed Scrubwren, Scarlet – Rose – Flame Robins, Brush Cuckoo, Black-faced Monarch and many other good species. After lunch we observed a pair of Powerful Owls with 2 fledged young, what an amazing sighting! We then drove to the town of Werribee for the night.

Day 12:

The morning was spent in the amazing, extensive Western Treatment Plant, one of Australia’s premier waterbird sites. Almost all southern Australian species of ducks were present here as well as good numbers of Whiskered Terns (and 1-2 White-winged Black Terns), a Brolga, Spotted & Baillon’s Crake, Buff-banded Rail, and ‘little brown jobs’ such as Striated Fieldwren, Horsfield’s Bushlark, Eurasian Skylark & Golden-headed Cisticola. Raptors weren’t forgotten with both Spotted & Swamp Harrier, Brown Goshawk, Black-shouldered-, Whistling & Black Kite, Brown Falcon & Wedge-tailed Eagle while a nearby flowering Eucalypt held 3 species of Lorikeet: Purple-crowned, Musk & Rainbow! Birding the fields & wetlands north-west of Werribee in the afternoon yielded 2 important species: Magpie Goose & Cape Barren Goose. At the end of the day we drove to Anglesea, at the start of the Great Ocean Road, where Rufous Bristlebird showed before our scrumptious seafood dinner.

Day 13:

The last day was spent birding the eastern end of the scenic Great Ocean Road. Early on we had skulking Southern Emuwren and Chestnut-rumped Heathwren while Blue-winged Parrot and Gang-gang Cockatoo provided great views in the mornnig light. After a scrumptious breakfast we contined into the forest of the Greater Otway NP where Crescent Honeyeater, White-throated Treecreeper and Satin Bowerbird were observed. At lunch near a small but productive wetland (Latham Snipe!) we had a very confiding pair of Rufous Bristlebirds come in. The weather was nice but overnight wind had brought in some albatrosses that we watched from near a lighthouse, positively identifying one as Shy Albatross while Australasian Gannets were also seen and then it was time to return to Melbourne for our final dinner. Total trip tally was a new record for this tour: 269, with a further 3 species heard only. Join us next year!

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Testimonials

Peter Was Great!

“Peter was great, so knowledgeable and knew what was in his area we really enjoyed our time with him”

T Franks - UK
6-day Private Tour
Aug 2011

Knows His Species

“Peter is a good guide, and knows his species”

Pieter van der Luit - Netherlands
October 2002

Excellent Species!

“A fabulous trip with excellent species!”

Dick Holworth - UK
November 2004

Great Value for Money

“Great value for money, I would never have found these species myself”

Jules Bos - Netherlands
September 2005

A Very Successful Day

“I enjoyed Gluepot and your knowledge of it made it a very successful day”

John Rogers - Australia
November 2005

Peter Did an Excellent Job

“We’d been to Gluepot twice before, but despite three days of searching and following tips, we missed a number of crucial birds. Peter did an excellent job of finding all five lifers on our list, and then found us another 4 lifers we hadn’t expected to see!”

Neil Boyle - Canada
November 2005

I Can Thoroughly Recommend His Services

“Peter’s knowledge of the birds and the sites is excellent and I can thoroughly recommend his services”

Mike Catsis - UK
August 2006

A Great Day Birding

“Many thanks for a great day birding, 22 trip ticks including 12 lifers, it will take some beating! The most pleasurable thing was being able to get great views of all the birds”

Richard Banham, UK/Spain
November 2006

Thanks for Doing Such a Good Job

“Thanks for doing such a good job of guiding us – yes, I do know who to recommend as a bird guide in South Australia!”

Stephen F. Bailey - USA
December 2006

Gluepot beats the Daintree!

“Thanks for some of the best birding I’ve ever done – Gluepot beats the Daintree!”

Wayne Twydle - NZ
September 2007

Great Work Peter

“Great work Peter – fabulous views of all our main target species”

Pete Morris, BirdQuest - UK
October 2007

Absolutely Fantastic!

“Absolutely fantastic – all my targets seen, and great views!”

Arjen Brenkman, Netherlands
October 2007

Unique Birds

“Thanks very much for showing us South Australia and its unique birds”

Earl Rathbun - USA
6-day private tour
October 2008

Superlatives!

“It is difficult to find sufficient superlatives to describe the trip!”

Sue & Peter Jenkins - UK
4-day private tour
October 2008

We Would Never Have Found These Grasswrens

“We would never have found these grasswrens, or visited some of these places, by ourselves”

Robert Wynands - Germany
Highlights of SA 6-day tour
December 2008

A Real Eye-Opener

“Thank you for a fascinating week, which was a real eye-opener. There was just so much to take in – birds, scenery, geology, plants… Thank you for all your efforts”

Irena Henderson - UK
Highlights of SA 6-day tour
Aug 2009

We All Thoroughly Enjoyed It

“Thank you for a wonderful trip and for all your hard work. We all thoroughly enjoyed it”

Edward Cawley - Australia
Highlights of SA 6-day tour
Sept 2009

Happy and Exciting Time

“Your Highlights tour was great with such a hardworking and keen guide as yourself I had a really happy and exciting time”

Ruth Brozek - Australia
Highlights of SA 6-day tour
Oct 2009

Top Quality Birds

“I’ve never been to a site with so many top quality birds in such a short time anywhere in Australia”

M Lord - Australia
Five Grasswren tour
Nov 2009

Very Enjoyable and Extremely Productive

“Thank you for the bird guiding. Both days were both very enjoyable and extremely productive. We really appreciated the trouble that you took to ensure that we saw as many (virtually all in fact!) of our ‘wanted’ species!”

R Brace, UK
Dec 2009

Wonderful Trip!

“Thank you again for a wonderful trip last week. We were very fortunate!”

D Frederick - Australia
private 5-Grasswren tour
Sept 2010

Top Birding Moments

“Thank you for being part of my top birding moments of 2010”

U Gotthardson - Sweden
Five Grasswren tour
Oct 2010

Very Impressive!

“Thanks again to Helga for the very enjoyable day we had with you at Gluepot. Your knowledge of the bird calls and ability to pick the direction of the calls was very impressive!”

R Wescott - Australia
November 2010

Thanks Peter!`

“Thanks Peter, we had a great trip, and lots of photos”

A Low - Singapore
3-day private tour
Apr 2011

Great Time

“Thank you again for the great time I had last week! I saw 45 new birds thanks to your in depth knowledge…”

A Schulte - Germany
6-day Five Grasswren tour
Jun 2011

Truly Legendary Birds!

“Just a note to say how much I enjoyed the trip. I saw some truely legendary birds!”

S Summers - Australia
6-day Five Grasswren tour
Jun 2011

Ticked All Boxes for Me

“I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the recent 5 Grasswren trip. It ticked all boxes for me. The trip was really well paced and I loved your flexibility and the way you responded to all our various wish-lists. Our birding at Gluepot was one of the most fantastic days birding I have ever experienced.”

J Broadberry - Australia
6-day Five Grasswren tour
Oct 2011

Best Vehicles and Equipment

“You have the best vehicles and equipment of any Australian birding tour I’ve been on…”

A Wright - Australia
6-day Five Grasswren tour
Oct 2011

Enjoyed the Trip

I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the recent 5 Grasswren trip. It ticked all boxes for me. The trip was really well paced and I loved your flexibility and the way you responded to all our various wish-lists. Our birding at Gluepot was one of the most fantastic days birding I have ever experienced.

J Broadberry - AUSTRALIA
October 2011

I Felt Very Safe

“Thank you for a fantastic experience. I felt very safe and confident with your highly skilled driving and excellent guiding.”

M Moxon - Australia
Private Five Grasswren Tour
Nov 2011

Exceptional Skills!

“It’s good to meet someone with such exceptional skills in bird watching!”

L Peters - Australia
May 2012

Wonderful!

“Thank you very much for a most enjoyable and successful trip. I did not expect to see Grey Falcon. Wonderful!”

S Taylor - Australia
6 Grasswren Tour
Jun 2012

Great Fun!

Thanks for a splendid trip that was full of interest and great fun. You did a fine job getting us on many great birds – not to mention the odd letter winged kite or two…!

J Hollyhead - UK
private Grasswren tour
September 2012

A Splendid Trip

“Thanks for a splendid trip that was full of interest and great fun. You did a fine job getting us on many great birds – not to mention the odd letter winged kite or two…!”

J Hollyhead - UK
Private Grasswren Tour
Sept 2012

One of the Very Best Days of Birding

“Thanks to both Peter and Helga for one of the very best days of birding we had during the entire month we were in Australia!”

J & K Munthe - USA
Oct 2012

The Best Time

“Thank you for the days birding at Lyndhurst and Gluepot. We had the best time and came home with memories that will stay with us forever”

T & L Pratt - USA
Private Tour
Nov 2012

Fascinating Country!

“Thank you very much again for the tour and introduction to this fascinating country.”

J Thiollay - France
Great Southern Tour
Dec 2012

A Really Good One

“My tour has been a really good one, and Peter contributed a lot to its success. Thank you so much!”

C Rowekamp - Germany
Feb 2013

Full and Knowledgeable

Thank you greatly for a full and knowledgeable tour of Gluepot. We had a thoroughly enjoyable birding day. Your knowledge of bird habits and calls is exceptional

Assoc Prof David & Roma Bell - Aus/USA
May 2013

I Got a Record 26 Lifers

“Last week we had a fantastic day’s birding at Gluepot Reserve. Thanks to our wonderful guide, Helga, I got a record 26 lifers!”

C Cooke - S. Africa/NZ
October 2013

Excellent and Pleasurable

“Many thanks for an excellent and pleasurable couple of days birding in SA!”

J & P Smallwood - UK
2-day private tour
Oct 2013

Thank You!

Thank you again for finding so many birds for us this week. Your time with us was really special. We will remember it always.

C. & S. Magee - USA
6-day private tour
October 2013

A Very Rewarding Experience

“82 species for the day, including a few lifers! Steve’s knowledge, skill and quick recognition of species make for a very rewarding birding experience”

A Brown - USA
November 2013

Worthwhile

“Thank you for the Gluepot Reserve birding tour. The sighting of Red-lored Whistler and Black-eared Miner made the trip worthwhile. Helga has looked after me well during the tour.”

R Wong - Australia
November 2013

Majestic Gluepot

Thank you for the Gluepot birding tour. The sighting of Red-lored Whistler and Black-eared Miner made the trip worthwhile. Helga looked after me very well during the tour.

R Wong - Australia
November 2013

Great Nine Grasswren tour!

Thanks again for a great Nine Grasswren tour!

P Crane - Aus
Nine Grasswren Tour
Aug 2014

Delighted!

A brief personal note of thanks: we were delighted with the entire Nine Grasswren Tour. I believe you set an inspirational yet practical example.

P & A Kabel - Aus
Nine Grasswren Tour
Aug 2014

Enjoyed Our Week

We enjoyed our week with Steve. He looked after us really well, making sure we saw the birds and realizing we wanted to see other things as well as the birds. The trip suited us very well, giving us time to soak in the outback once again.

J & H Plowright - Aus
Sep 2014

A Wonderful Tour

Thank you for such a wonderful tour. We both really enjoyed our time with you and the day at Gluepot was just magical, one special bird right after another; the memories will stay with us for a long time. The wide open spaces of the Outback and the scenic Flinders Ranges were also highlights.

B & P Wilson - UK
Dec 2014

This Trip the Best one Ever

I would like to thank all of you for your patience, guidance, knowledge and for making this trip the best one ever. You have all contributed to realizing my dream. I do hope we will have the opportunity to see some more feathered beauties together in the future.

A Coenen - Belgium
Dec 2015

Spectacular Birds!

Thanks Tim, for a great birding trip! It was a wonderful time, with so many spectacular birds!

Roger and Kathy - USA
November 2016

Great Birds!

Really enjoyed the trip, the company and all the great birds we saw.

Christine - UK
South-west Endemics Tour
Dec 2017

Superb Tour

Thank you both for a superb tour.  Great birds, great views of all the skulkers, great group and beautiful countryside.

Ian and Diana - UK
South-west Endemics Tour
Dec 2017

Everything Worked Out Excellently!

Thanks for the excellent tour.  Everything worked out excellently and we really enjoyed the company of everyone.

John & Mary - UK
South-west Endemics Tour
Dec 2017

Great Time

Many thanks for a great time in SW Western Australia!  I saw at least 29 new birds.

Jean - AUS
South-west Endemics Tour
Dec 2017

Great birds, great views

Peter never fails to deliver, we saw everything that was expected and more, and had great views of all of them , including the three skulkers!
Thanks

Richard - NZ
SW Endemics
November 2017

Excellent Guiding and Company

Thanks for such an enjoyable trip with excellent guiding and company. The birding, guiding, itinerary, accommodation and meals were first class. I would not hesitate to arrange another birding trip with Bellbird tours.

George - UK
Private SA Highlights Tour
March 2018

Amazing Week!

Thanks for an amazing week full of great birding, scenery and company!

Rose - Australia
Western SA Splits & Specialties Tour
May 2018

A Great Tour!

Thanks for a great tour, looking forward to doing another tour with Bellbird soon!

Rob - Australia
Western SA Splits & Specialties Tour
May 2018

Ticked off so many of my Bucket List Items!

Thank you for the trip, it was fantastic and ticked off so many of my bucket list items.
It was a very well organised, seamless operation that allowed every-one to make the most of the wildlife on offer.

Paul - Australia
Sabah-Borneo Tour
June 2018

Thanks for the Enthusiasm!

Thanks Peter for your guiding and driving and enthusiasm!

Robin - Australia
9 Grasswren Tour
2018

All needs are met!

Thanks especially to Peter for his expertise, driving, finding birds and arranging for all our needs to be met.

Lyn - Australia
9 Grasswren Tour
2018

Tremendous Amount of Work

Thanks to Peter for the tremendous amount of work put in (both before and during the trip) and to you all for making it fun.

John - Australia
9 Grasswren Tour
2018

Loved Every Minute of the Adventure

Thank you and the Crew who made our trip, so great after all my dramas. Photographed lots of new birds and nearly walked our old legs off. Loved every minute of the adventure.

Glen and Iris - Australia
Mallee Photo Tour
September 2018

We enjoyed it immensely.

Just wanted to say a huge thank you for the trip. We enjoyed it immensely.

Neil, Jeff & Joy - USA/UK
Private Outback/Grasswren Tour
Sept 2018

It’s Whet My Appetite!

“Thank you very much for an excellent day ! Really enjoyed it and delighted to see these difficult species. It’s whet my appetite for more grasswrens!

Tony - UK
Mallee Birding Day Tour
October 2018

I can’t thank you enough!

I can’t thank you enough for your exceptional birding tour. I was very impressed by your professionalism as a guide and Bellbird being a well-run company is the other necessary component for success.

Carol and David - USA
private SA tour with Steve Potter
November 2018

An impressive list of birds seen!

Thank you very much for a wonderful day’s birding. We thoroughly enjoyed the trip and your company. We came away understanding a lot more about the various species and their environments along with an impressive list of birds seen.

Ivor & Linda - UK
Adelaide day tour with Peter Waanders
November 2018

The best tour I’ve had in my 40 years of birding!

Our day tour with your guide in Sydney was the best tour I’ve had in my 40 years of birding. We visually saw over 100 birds and heard several others. Your guide was great and his knowledge of the bird calls was exceptional. I would highly recommend you as a guide for the Sydney area even for older folks like us.

Greg & Elizabeth - USA
Sydney day tour with Greg
November 2018