Australian birdwatchers! Has Covid-19 upended your planned trips?
Why not try to see some new birds within Australia.



Contact us for short, privately guided birding trips. Examples include:

- Central Qld for Opalton Grasswren, Rufous-crowned Emuwren, Hall's Babbler, Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush
- SA outback for (nesting!) Grey Falcons, Grey/Eyrean/Thick-billed Grasswren, Yellow Chat
- Stuart Hwy (SA/NT) for Bourke's Parrot, Chestnut-breasted Whiteface, Thick-billed Grasswren
- Nullarbor (SA) for Nullarbor & Copperback Quail-thrush, Spotted Scrubwren, Naretha Bluebonnet
- Wet season trip up Cape York (Qld): Papuan Pitta, Eclectus Parrot, Palm Cockatoo, Yellow-billed Kingfisher.
- or send us your 'wish-list' for an obligation-free reality check!


Or, check out our tour calendar for our usual range of scheduled tours.

Australian birdwatchers! Has Covid-19 upended your planned trips?
Why not try to see some new birds within Australia.



Contact us for short, privately guided birding trips. Examples include:

- Central Qld for Opalton Grasswren, Rufous-crowned Emuwren, Hall's Babbler, Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush
- SA outback for (nesting!) Grey Falcons, Grey/Eyrean/Thick-billed Grasswren, Yellow Chat
- Stuart Hwy (SA/NT) for Bourke's Parrot, Chestnut-breasted Whiteface, Thick-billed Grasswren
- Nullarbor (SA) for Nullarbor & Copperback Quail-thrush, Spotted Scrubwren, Naretha Bluebonnet
- Wet season trip up Cape York (Qld): Papuan Pitta, Eclectus Parrot, Palm Cockatoo, Yellow-billed Kingfisher.
- or send us your 'wish-list' for an obligation-free reality check!

Or, check out our tour calendar for our usual range of scheduled tours.

Australian birdwatchers! Has Covid-19 upended your planned trips?
Why not try to see some new birds within Australia.



Contact us for short, privately guided birding trips. Examples include:

- Central Qld for Opalton Grasswren, Rufous-crowned Emuwren, Hall's Babbler, Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush
- SA outback for (nesting!) Grey Falcons, Grey/Eyrean/Thick-billed Grasswren, Yellow Chat
- Stuart Hwy (SA/NT) for Bourke's Parrot, Chestnut-breasted Whiteface, Thick-billed Grasswren
- Nullarbor (SA) for Nullarbor & Copperback Quail-thrush, Spotted Scrubwren, Naretha Bluebonnet
- Wet season trip up Cape York (Qld): Papuan Pitta, Eclectus Parrot, Palm Cockatoo, Yellow-billed Kingfisher.
- or send us your 'wish-list' for an obligation-free reality check!


Or, check out our tour calendar for our usual range of scheduled tours.

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Recent News from Bellbird

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  • 2021 Tour Program out with a huge selection of both new and familiar birding tours…..more
  • New: Comfortable, slow-paced Grasswren tour by popular demand…..more

Bellbird Tours – Australia’s Birding Specialist

Australia is one of the world’s top birding destinations with over 800 species including more endemics than any other country. Some of the very best birding sites in the world can be found in Australia, as well as some of the most beautiful and interesting birds. With a vast array of amazing landscapes, good infrastructure and a sense of adventure, it’s no surprise more and more birders explore Australia.

Bellbird Birding Tours (formerly Southern Birding Services) specialises in top-quality small-group birding trips throughout Australia and beyond. Scheduled tours with regular departures and fully customizable privately guided tours of any duration are led by our passionate and experienced professional guides.

Let us guide your next birding trip in search of Megapodes and Thornbills; Lyrebirds and Parrots; Grasswrens and Fairy-wrens; Frogmouths and rare raptors; Quail-thrushes and Pittas; migratory waders from the far east; Bowerbirds, Honeyeaters, Monarchs, Finches…. an unforgettable birding experience awaits!

Surrounding Australia are the tropical regions of South-east Asia which can be easily, cheaply and safely accessed and where tropical rainforests and cool mountain ranges add a whole new suite of birds, including Broadbills, Trogons, Hornbills, Woodpeckers and many more.

We have Australia (and its neighbours) covered. All our scheduled tours have regular departures and are also available as private tours. In that case, we can adjust any itinerary to suit your wish-list and we are also happy to design a custom tour from scratch for you. Please browse our website to see what’s on offer, and we hope to see you soon!

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Brazil: Birds & Jaguars

Brazil: Birds & Jaguars

  • Band-tailed, Fire-Crowned Manakins and Southern Antpipit
  • Rufous-sided Pygmy-Tyrant, Small-billed Tinamou, White-eared Puffbird
  • Collared Crescentchest, Horned Sungem, Yellow-billed Blue Finch
  • Red-legged Seriema, White-eared Puffbird, White-rumped and White-banded Tanagers
  • Yellow-ridge Toucan, Chesnut-eared Aracari, Blue-winged Macaws
  • Southern Beardless Tyrannulet, Green-backed Becard, Golden-green Woodpecker
  • Red-billed Scythebill, Flavescent Warbler
  • Hyacinth Macaw & Harpy Eagle
Uganda Gorillas & Birds Tour

Uganda Gorillas & Birds Tour

  • Shoebill, Green-breasted Pitta, African Green Broadbill
  • Papyrus Gonolek, Blackwinged Bishop, Brown Twinspot
  • Brown Parrot, Red-faced Lovebird, White-throated Bee-eater
  • Red-tailed Ant-thrush, Purple-headed Starling, White-spotted Flufftail
  • Mackinnon’s Fiscal, Tropical Boubou, Silverbird, Black-lored Babbler
  • Double-toothed Barbet, African Paradise-flycatcher, Golden-breasted Bunting
  • masses of northern hemisphere migrants including wagtails, chats and raptors
  • African Finfoot, many species of Sunbird and a host of Albertine Rift Endemics
Tanzania Birds & Wildlife Tour

Tanzania Birds & Wildlife Tour

  • Open-billed Stork, Heuglin’s Courser, Kori Bustard
  • Square-tailed Nightjar, Black and Blue-headed Coucals
  • Scarlet-chested Sunbird, Red and Yellow Barbets
  • Magpie Shrikes, various fiscal shrikes, bushshrikes
  • Ostrich, Secretary Bird, turacowss
  • larks, finches, queleas, oxpeckers
  • tinkerbirds, woodpeckers, hornbills
  • raptors incl Martial Eagle, Lesser & Greater Kestrel
  • Hill Babbler, White-starred Robin
  • Cinnamon Bracken-Warbler, Golden-winged Sunbird
  • Black-backed Puffback, Northern Olive Thrush, greenbuls
  • Montane White-eye, Mountain Yellow Flycatcher
  • African Ground Hornbill
  • mammals including the "Big Five"
  • African Elephant, Black Rhino, Giraffe, Gazelles
  • Zebra, Impala, Antilopes, Warthog
  • Lion, Cheetah, Leopard
  • Black Rhinoceros, Hippopotamus
  • Hyena, Colobus Monkey, Nile Crocodile
  • and many more...!
Costa Rica Birding Tour

Costa Rica Birding Tour

  • Hummingbirds, Trogons, Parrots, Toucans
  • Tanagers, Jacamars, Motmots, Antbirds
  • Lesson's Motmot, WhiteThroated MagpieJay
  • Scarlet Macaw, Keelbilled Toucan, Resplendent Quetzal
  • Bare-shanked Screech-Owl, Dull-mantled Antbird
  • Spotted Woodcreeper, Stripe-breasted Wren
  • Orange-fronted Parakeet, Buff-throated Saltator
  • Short-tailed Hawk, Laughing Falcon, Black Hawk-Eagle
  • White-necked Puffbird, Pale-billed Woodpecker
  • Collared Trogon, Tody Motmot, Large-footed Finch
  • Flame-throated Warbler, Black-and-yellow Silky-Flycatcher
  • Golden-browed Chlorophonia, Fiery-throated Hummingbird
  • Long-tailed Silky-Flycatcher, White-winged Tanager
  • Northern Emerald-Toucanet, Sooty Thrush, Collared Redstart
  • Spot-crowned Woodcreeper, Rufous-browed Peppershrike
  • White-tipped Sicklebill, Sooty Thrush, Collared Redstart
Tropical & Far North Queensland Birding Tour

Tropical & Far North Queensland Birding Tour

  • Southern Cassowary
  • Golden, Tooth-billed Bowerbird
  • Grey-headed Robin, Rainbow Pitta
  • Partridge Pigeon, Great-billed Heron
  • Double-eyed Fig-parrot
  • Blue-faced Parrot-finch
  • Lesser Sooty Owl, Papuan Frogmouth
  • White-eared, Pied Monarch
  • Spectacled, Black-faced Monarch
  • Emerald Dove, Little Kingfisher
  • MacLeay's, Yellow Honeyeater
  • Black Noddy, Black-naped Tern
  • Red Goshawk, Eclectus Parrot
  • Golden-shouldered Parrot
  • Mangrove Robin, Frill-necked Monarch
  • Fawn-breasted Bowerbird, Palm Cockatoo
  • Northern Scrubrobin, Marbled Frogmouth
  • Trumpet Manucode, White-faced Robin
  • Yellow-billed and Little Kingfisher
  • Buff-breasted Paradise-kingfisher
  • and many more.
Ethiopia Birding Tour

Ethiopia Birding Tour

  • Marabou Storks, Yellow-billed Kites and Hooded Vultures
  • Spur-winged Goose, Helmeted Guineafowl, Abdim’s Stork
  • Hadada Ibis, Hamerkop, Lappet-faced Vulture
  • Chanting Goshawk, Scissor-tailed Kite, Arabian Bustard
  • Black-crowned Crane, Double-banded Courser, Tambourine Dove
  • Abyssinian Owl, Mousebird, Narina Trogon
  • Half-collared Kingfisher, Carmine Bee-eater, Wood-hoopoe
  • Red-throated Wryneck, Cardinal Woodpecker, Red-bellied Parrot
  • Mosque Swallow, Superb Starling (pictured) and many more...
Nine Grasswren tour - 2 departures

Nine Grasswren tour - 2 departures

  • Western, Thick-billed, Grey, Eyrean Grasswren
  • Kalkadoon, Rusty, Short-tailed, Striated Grasswren
  • Carpentarian Grasswren, Spinifexbird
  • Gibberbird, Banded Whiteface
  • Orange, Crimson, White-fronted Chat
  • Inland Dotterel, Australian Pratincole
  • Shy Heathwren, Rufous-crowned Emu-wren
  • Mallee Emu-wren, Redthroat, Painted Finch
  • Black-eared Miner, Red-lored Whistler
  • Grey Falcon, Black-breasted Buzzard
  • Flock Bronzewing, Spinifex Pigeon
  • Chestnut and Cinnamon Quail-thrush
  • Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush
  • Hall's Babbler, Spotted Bowerbird
  • and many, many more.

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