Nine Grasswren Birding Tour 2019 I – 12 Days
8 July 2019 - 21 July 2019
This is one of Australia’s epic birding adventures, where we search for nine of Australia’s 13 Grasswren species: Striated, Short-tailed, Western, Thick-billed, Eyrean, Grey, Kalkadoon, Carpentarian and Rusty Grasswren. We explore the vast expanses of ‘mallee’ eucalypt scrub in the Vic-SA border region to the Flinders Ranges we travel up the Birdsville track through the outback, visit the stark country around Boulia-Winton and finish in the ranges around Mt Isa. This trip is a real adventure (yet fully accommodated), taking us through the heart of the outback during the Australian winter season, generally a great time to go birding. During these 12 days we expect to see over 200 species, and besides the Grasswrens we have a good chance of sought-after birds as Red-lored Whistler, Banded Whiteface, Chestnut, Cinnamon & Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush, Hall’s Babbler, Rufous-crowned & Mallee Emu-wren, Gibberbird, Yellow Chat, Inland Dotterel, Flock Bronzewing, Spinifex Pigeon, Painted Finch and even the enigmatic Grey Falcon.