Tasmania’s Birding and Wildlife – Overview
Our Tasmania tour is the perfect experience for those wanting to see all of Tasmania’s twelve endemic birds as well as the mammal highlights of Australia’s island state. In 8.5 fabulous days we will traverse the island from south to north, searching for all of Tasmania’s endemic birds and iconic mammals like Tasmanian Devil, Platypus and Echidna. Tasmania boasts many species of plants and animals that are found nowhere else in the world: species which have either become extinct on the Australian mainland (eg. Tasmanian Devil, Eastern Quoll and Tasmanian Pademelon), or species which for various reasons, have always been confined to Tasmania, such as the Tasmanian endemic birds and plants. The ancient cool temperate rainforests of Tasmania contain a number of Gondwanan relicts plants, living fossils that have ancestors that can be traced back to the days when Australia was connected to other continents.
Twelve endemic birds are found in Tasmania and our aim is to see them all during this tour…!