The White-throated Grasswren is one of Australia’s most elusive, endangered and hardest-to-find birds.
We’re offering this 4-day tour commencing 27 September 2017 & 18 August 2018.
Following our successful White-throated Grasswren expedition last year, we’re proud to offer another short adventure in the Top End wilderness of Australia in search of this most elusive of all Grasswrens. Accompanied by our local bird guide this trip is a real adventure, trekking through little-visited terrain in one of the worlds’ few remaining real wildernesses. We’ll be camping 2 nights in the wild, with a final night back in civilisation in air-conditioned comfort. August/September is a great time to go birding here, and in addition to the Grasswren, expect to see many other great species including Chestnut-quilled Rock-pigeon, Buff-sided Robin, Red Goshawk, Rainbow Pitta, Sandstone Shrike-thrush, Rufous-throated, Banded, Bar-breasted and White-lined Honeyeater, Silver-crowned Friarbird, and Black-tailed Treecreeper. A visit to some of the Top End’s famous wetlands should yield Green Pygmy-goose and Wandering and Plumed whistling-duck. And of course there’s always a chance of Banded Fruit-dove and Gouldian Finches! During this time of the year the weather is dry and generally quite pleasant. We’ve seen White-throated Grasswren at our own secret location annually since 2013 so our chances are very good in addition to a great spread of Australia’s Top End bird species!