The rare & elusive Malleefowl will be the focus of this tour. Watch these amazing and increasingly rare birds as they tend to their nesting mounds. An unforgettable experience. Expect plenty of other good birds along the way as well, including Striated Grasswren, Mallee Emu-wren, Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo, honeyeaters and parrots.
Malleefowl nest mounds are active in summer and we’ve scheduled these tours to take advantage of this:
1) Monday, 27 November 2017 – Thursday, 30 November 2017
2) Friday, 23 February 2018 – Monday, 26 Februray 2018
Vast areas of semi-arid Australia were once covered in the unique Mallee scrubland. Comprising a number of multi-stemmed Eucalypt species with a varied understorey, much of this habitat has been lost to agriculture. What remains is home to many rare, threatened, specialised and often hard-to-find bird species. It’s a magical environment, where one could spend hours, if not days, exploring the spinifex-covered sand dunes, listening to the wind in the Casuarina (black oak/buloke) woods, watching the sun rise through veils of fog…
The Magic of the Mallee Tour travels through four of our best mallee reserves in search of enigmatic birds such as Malleefowl, Striated Grasswren, Mallee Emu-wren, Chestnut Quail-thrush, Black-eared Miner and Red-lored Whistler. It’s a small group tour of like-minded people (max. 8 participants, max. 4 per guide); all- inclusive, fully guided, departing from and returning to Adelaide, SA. The Magic of the Mallee Tour visits Little Desert, Wyperfeld and Hattah-Kulkyne National Parks in western Vic. and Ngarkat and Birdlife Australia’s Gluepot Reserve in SA.