Due to Covid-19 and state border restrictions we had to juggle the usual tour itinerary around quite a bit to accommodate participants from various states. We ended up foregoing the usual Strzelecki track itinerary, which traverses 4 states, instead birding the Birdsville track and splitting the group in two, with one group starting in Mount Isa, Qld and heading south to Adelaide, led by Peter Waanders, and the other group starting in Adelaide, SA and heading north, led by Michael Greenshields, meeting up with the first group on the Birdsville track in SA, and from there on we birded together on our way and eventually back to Adelaide. A total of 155 outback species were seen by Michael’s group including 5 Grasswren species, and 206 species were seen by Peter’s group including 7 Grasswren species.

 
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ON A COLD EARLY winter morning at Birdlife Australia’s Gluepot Reserve, a small procession of birdwatchers could be seen hiking through the fog. The first rays of the rising sun reflected off their tripods and binoculars. Their destination: a natural clearing in this 54,390 ha, arid mallee reserve. After driving for almost two hours over […]

 

Tour overview A birding paradise if there ever was one, Ethiopia is a somewhat recent arrival on the scene of birding destinations. Exotic and unspoiled by modern tourism, this country is safe and comfortable, with the birds plentiful and approachable. All up, 321 species of birds were seen during these 12 action-packed days. In addition, […]

 

Tour overview This small group photography tour was based on our long-running Peninsular Malaysia birding tour, redesigned to allow for the best photographic opportunities of Malaysia’s fantastic birdlife. With our Australian and our local guide working as a team our clients were able to obtain high quality images of iconic birds like Hornbills, Woodpeckers, Kingfishers, […]

 

Tour dates: 9-21 November 2019 Leaders: Peter Waanders, Steve Potter, Tim Dolby Tour overview This exciting 13 day tour specifically concentrates on the many specialties of the southern regions of Australia, parts of the outback and the great inland rivers. During the tour we found 268 species and experienced an amazing variety of landscapes and […]

 

Tour overviewDaily account Day 1: Day 1 of the tour started with a bang with great views of Red-lored Whistler, Black-eared Miner, Shy Heathwren, Southern Scrubrobin and a host of other mallee specialties. Day 2: Day 2 a fabulous morning in Hattah with Chestnut Quail-thrush and prolonged views of the two main targets, Mallee Emu-wren […]

 

Tour overview This exciting 13 day tour specifically concentrates on the many specialties of the southern regions of Australia, parts of the outback and the great inland rivers. During the tour we found 268 species and experienced an amazing variety of landscapes and habitats, such as the Murray River, Flinders Ranges, mallee reserves, Deniliquin, Yarra […]

 

Introduction Birding Thailand always conjures up thoughts of exotic birds, warm weather and scrumptious food. This tour was no exception. We started on the beautiful coast of Phuket, spending 6 days in the southern parts of the country before flying to Bangkok. From here we explored a variety of locations, from mountain tops to lowland […]