Western Australia Birding Extravaganza

Visiting iconic birding destinations such as Shark Bay, inland WA, the Pilbara, the Kimberley (incl. Broome) and Mitchell Plateau, expect to see over 200 species, including Sandhill/Western/Pilbara/Black Grasswren, Western Quail-thrush, Grey & Kimberley Honeyeater, many endemics and a vast array of exciting other birds!

Following 2 successful Air Safari birding tours, we’re proud to offer the Western Australia Birding Extravaganza from Perth to the Kimberley. Targeting all local specialties, we’ll once again be using our own private chartered aircraft for this trip.

Day 1: Melbourne – Adelaide – Forrest – Perth
• Fly Essendon to Adelaide. Coffee and pick up any Adl pax.
• Fly Adelaide to Forrest (via cliffs of Great Australian Bight – spectacular from the air). Stop for a quick look around Forrest and lunch there.
• Fly Forrest to Perth
• Overnight Perth Country Comfort Belmont

Day 2: Perth – Cue
• Fly Perth to Cue
• Birding targets: Bourke’s Parrot, Western Quail-thrush, Sandhill Grasswren
• Overnight in Cue

Day 3: Cue – Shark Bay
• AM: Birding targets: Bourke’s Parrot, Western Quail-thrush, Sandhill Grasswren
• Fly Cue to Shark Bay
• PM: Birding targets: Chiming Wedgebill, Western Grasswren
• Overnight Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort

Day 4: Shark Bay – Newman – Pt Hedland
• AM: Birding targets: Chiming Wedgebill, Western Grasswren, watch the dolphins come in ashore
• Fly Shark Bay to Newman
• PM: Birding targets: Pilbara Grasswren, Painted Finch, Spinifexbird

Day 5: Pt Hedland – Broome
• AM: Birding targets: Pilbara Grasswren, Painted Finch, Spinifexbird, Grey Honeyeater
• Drive to Pt Hedland
• Fly Pt Hedland to Broome
• Overnight: Kimberley Sands Resort

Day 6: Broome – Mt Elizabeth Station
• AM: birding tour to the Broome Bird Observatory
• PM: fly Broome to Mt Elizabeth Station

Day 7: Mt Elizabeth Stn
• Full day at Mt Elizabeth Station. Birding targets: Purple-crowned Fairy-wren, Long-tailed and Crimson Finch, Northern Shrike-tit, Banded, Bar-breasted, Yellow-tinted Honeyeater, Silver-crowned Friarbird and more.

Day 8: Mt Elizabeth – Mitchell Plateau – Kununurra
• Helicopter trip to Mitchell Plateau to search for Black Grasswren, Kimberley Honeyeater, Partridge Pigeon, Buff-sided Robin, Chestnut-quilled Rock-pigeon.
• PM fly to Kunnunura

Day 9: Kunnunura – Ayers Rock – Adelaide – Essendon
• AM: some early birding around Kununurra
• AM: Fly Kununurra to Ayers Rock
• Fly Ayers Rock to Adelaide
• Fly Adelaide to Melbourne

IMPORTANT:

– single supplement applicable for single bookings, price AU$1100
– regardless of what may be mentioned elsewhere on this website, return – client discount is not available for this particular tour
– tour needs 8 participants to go ahead at the quoted price

Upcoming Scheduled Departures:

Pricing
  • AU$14199 per person
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    Included:
    accommodation and all meals, transport, expert guiding, entry fees, taxes.

    Not included:
    drinks, personal expenses, tips, pre- and post-tour accommodation/meals.

    Price based on double or twin-share occupancy. Single occupancy attracts a surcharge.

  • $99 Earlybird discount
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    Earlybird discount of $99 applies for bookings received up to 6 months prior to departure.

  • Return-client discount
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    Book a tour within 12 months of your last tour and receive 4% off your second tour, 6% off your third tour, 8% off your fourth tour and 10% off your 5th tour. If your bookings are made within 3 months of each other for tours that take place within the same calendar year, discount applies to the cheaper tour(s). Discounts are subject to change at any time at the discretion of Bellbird Tours Pty Ltd.

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