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Offer valid for bookings received until 31-Dec-2020 on all tours.

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January 2021

Papuan Pitta Birding Tour 2021 – 5 Days

14 January 2021 - 18 January 2021
AU$3,799 per Person 1 Seat Left

Join us for one of our Cape York Fly In/Fly Out tours! During the “Wet” when there is a chance that the main roads up the Cape will be closed it is the best way to visit Iron Range for the migratory New Guinea birding specials such as Red-bellied Pitta, Buff-breasted Paradise Kingfisher and Black-winged Monarch which migrate south at this time of year and then return north when the rains stop. While the Kingfisher heads down as far as Cairns and the Cassowary Coast, the pitta and the monarch tend to stay in the Iron Range area.

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Papuan Pitta Birding Tour 2021 Extra Departure – 5 Days

18 January 2021 - 22 January 2021
AU$3,799 per Person 3 Seats Left

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Join us for one of our Cape York Fly In/Fly Out tours! During the “Wet” when there is a chance that the main roads up the Cape will be closed it is the best way to visit Iron Range for the migratory New Guinea birding specials such as Red-bellied Pitta, Buff-breasted Paradise Kingfisher and Black-winged Monarch which migrate south at this time of year and then return north when the rains stop. While the Kingfisher heads down as far as Cairns and the Cassowary Coast, the pitta and the monarch tend to stay in the Iron Range area.

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February 2021

Tasmania: Birds and Mammals Tour 2021 February Departure – 5 ½ Days

13 February 2021 - 18 February 2021
AU$3,799 per Person Open

Australia’s mysterious island state is home to 13 endemic birds as well as some unique mammal species. Our Tasmania: Birds & Mammals tour showcases these wonderful birding and mammal highlights in 5 ½ fabulous days. Bird species include Forty-spotted Pardalote, Dusky Robin, 3 Honeyeaters, Yellow Wattlebird, Tasmanian Native-Hen, Black Currawong, Green Rosella, Tasmanian Scrubwren, Tasmanian Thornbill and Scrubtit, as well as the beautiful Swift Parrot.

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New Zealand Birding Tour 2021 – 12 Days

28 February 2021 - 13 March 2021
Price TBA per Person Open

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Join us on our 2021 New Zealand Birding Tour covering both the North and South Islands, Stewart Island and we even included a pelagic trip. Some of the enticing species that NZ has to offer includes Kiwis and Kea’s, Kakas and Shags, Wekas and Tuis, and even Bellbirds. We aim to see all of New Zealand’s special bird species. Sites we will visit includes Trounson Kauri Park, Hauraki Gulf, Tauwharanui peninsula, TiriTiri Matangi Island, Miranda shorebird centre, Turangi, Marlborough Sound,…

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May 2021

*Western Specialties and Splits Birding Tour 2021 – Extra Departure – 7 Days

5 May 2021 - 11 May 2021
AU$3,999 per Person 1 Seat Left

As a result of the recent splits of some of Australia’s western specialties, Bellbird Birding Tours is once again offering its Western SA Specialties and Splits Tour. Starting in and returning to Adelaide, this tour traverses much of South Australia’s West Coast, the northern Eyre Peninsula and Nullarbor Plain towards the Western Australian border.

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*Comfortable Nine Grasswren Birding Tour 2021 – May Departure – 16 Days

11 May 2021 - 27 May 2021
AU$8,799 per Person FULL

This is a slow-paced version of our flagship Nine Grasswren tour, one of Australia’s epic birding adventures. We will look for nine of Australia’s 13 Grasswren species: Striated, Shorttailed, Western, Thick-billed, Eyrean, Grey, Kalkadoon, Carpentarian and Rusty Grasswren.

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Mount Isa Grasswrens Short Birding and Photography Tour – 4 Days

27 May 2021 - 30 May 2021
AU$1999 per Person 3 Seats Left

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The area around Mount Isa is where the outback meets the sub-tropics which results in a great variety of sought-after birds, not in the least two unique species of Grasswrens: Kalkadoon and Carpentarian. The landscape of savannah plains with scattered trees to rocky spinifex-clad ridges is crisscrossed by creeks and rivers, often dry but remaining waterholes attract finches, parrots and honeyeaters.

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*Comfortable Nine Grasswren Birding Tour 2021 – June Departure – 16 Days

30 May 2021 - 14 June 2021
AU$8,799 per Person FULL - waitlist, pls contact us

This is a slow-paced version of our flagship Nine Grasswren tour, one of Australia’s epic birding adventures. Accommodation will be of the best available standard; the drives have been shortened; we’ll take plenty of breaks; the food will be of the best available, and where we have to take a picnic lunch, it will be gourmet style. We have secured access to some new birding sites exclusively for this trip.

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June 2021

Western Australia Birding Extravaganza 2021 – 9 Days

23 June 2021 - 2 July 2021
AU$14199 per Person Wait List

Next Departure for this Tour: No further schedules yet

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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.

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July 2021

*Western Specialties and Splits Birding Tour 2021 – 7 Days

1 July 2021 - 8 July 2021
AU$3,999 per Person Open

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Starting in and returning to Adelaide, this tour traverses much of South Australia’s West Coast, the northern Eyre Peninsula and Nullarbor Plain towards the Western Australian border. This tour is a fast-paced trip as we’ll cover some 3000 km in seven days.

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Kimberley Specials and Black Grasswren Birding Tour 2021 – 7 Days

2 July 2021 - 8 July 2021
AU$6,499 per Person Open

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The Western Australian Kimberley region is home to a great variety of special birds. Join us on this exciting tour through this under-explored region.

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*Chestnut-Breasted Whiteface Grey Honeyeater Birding Tour 2021 – 4 Days

7 July 2021 - 11 July 2021
AU$2,699 per Person Open

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Commencing from Coober Pedy (SA), accessible on direct flights from Adelaide, this trip explores areas adjacent to the Stuart Highway before heading off into little-visited outback locations to search for Chestnut-breasted Whiteface. July is a great time to go birding here and we expect to see many other great species including Thick-billed Grasswren, Gibberbird, Budgerigar, Crimson and Orange Chat, and there’s alwa

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*Nine Grasswren Birding Tour 2021 – 12 Days

8 July 2021 - 20 July 2021
AU$6,999 per Person Open

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During these 12 days we expect to see over 200 species, and besides the Grasswrens we have a good chance of sought-after birds as Red-lored Whistler, Banded Whiteface, Chestnut, Cinnamon & Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush, Gibberbird, Yellow Chat, Inland Dotterel, Flock Bronzewing, Spinifex Pigeon, Painted Finch and even the enigmatic Grey Falcon.

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*Red Centre Adventure Birding Tour 2021 – 5 Days

10 July 2021 - 15 July 2021
AU$4,399 per Person Open

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The Red Centre Adventure visits the Eastern and Western MacDonnell Ranges, the sewage works, the Old Telegraph Station, the Tanami Road, Kumoth Bore and the Deep Well Road, and then ventures into the outback to visit the scenic Kings Canyon and Australia's most famous rock: Uluru (Ayers Rock), while looking for other good birds including the rare Sandhill Grasswren.

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Savannah to Tropics Birding Tour 2021- 8 Days

20 July 2021 - 28 July 2021
AU$4,599 per Person 1 Seat Left

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We will be exploring the Gulf and Savannah country, the stark landscape around Mount Isa and the lush tropical highlands surrounding Cairns. The trip is run during the dry season, generally a great time to go birding in this region as the weather will be balmy and birds abound.

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Comfortable Nine Grasswren Birding Tour 2021 – July Departure – 16 Days

21 July 2021 - 5 August 2021
AU$8,799 per Person 2 Seats Left

This is a slow-paced version of our flagship Nine Grasswren tour, one of Australia’s epic birding adventures. We will look for nine of Australia’s 13 Grasswren species: Striated, Shorttailed, Western, Thick-billed, Eyrean, Grey, Kalkadoon, Carpentarian and Rusty Grasswren.

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Tropical and Far North Queensland Birding Tour 2021 – 9 Days

28 July 2021 - 6 August 2021
AU$4,999 per Person 1 Seat Left

Tropical Far North Queensland is without doubt one of Australia’s top birding destinations. A variety of tropical habitats including rainforests, palm-fringed beaches, mangrove-lined mudflats, savannahs and cool mountain ranges result in a bird diversity unparalleled elsewhere in the country. Commencing in Cairns, we’ll bird the local area and head to well-known Kingfisher Park on the Atherton Tablelands, then traverse the unique Cape York Peninsula. During this tour we aim to find all Tropical Far North Queensland specialties. We’ll have rare…

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August 2021

Tropical and Far North Queensland Birding Tour 2021 – August Departure – 9 Days

7 August 2021 - 16 August 2021
AU$4,999 per Person Open

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Tropical Far North Queensland is without doubt one of Australia’s top birding destinations. A variety of tropical habitats including rainforests, palm-fringed beaches, mangrove-lined mudflats, savannahs and cool mountain ranges result in a bird diversity unparalleled elsewhere in the country. Commencing in Cairns, we’ll bird the local area and head to well-known Kingfisher Park on the Atherton Tablelands, then traverse the unique Cape York Peninsula.

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Best of Top End Birding Tour 2021 – 7 Days

29 August 2021 - 4 September 2021
AU$5,599 per Person Open

Next Departure for this Tour: No further schedules yet

One of Australia’s top birding destinations, the Northern Territory’s ‘Top End’ includes tantalizing destinations such as Kakadu National Park, Nitmiluk National Park, Pine Creek, Katherine and Jubara / Gregory National Park (Timber Creek Region).

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September 2021

Grey Falcon and Letter-winged Kite Birding Tour 2021 – 7 Days

14 September 2021 - 20 September 2021
AU$4,399 per Person Open

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Grey Falcon and Letter-winged Kite are amongst Australia’s most sought-after raptors. During our many outback birding tours we’ve located these species reliably enough to be able to offer this special tour. The long-range outlook is for a return to wetter conditions in 2021 so it’s shaping up to be an excellent year for outback birding - don’t miss out!

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*Comfortable Nine Grasswren Birding Tour 2021 – Sept Departure – 16 Days

21 September 2021 - 6 October 2021
AU$8799 per Person Open

Next Departure for this Tour: No further schedules yet

This is a slow-paced version of our flagship Nine Grasswren tour, one of Australia‟s epic birding adventures. We have secured access to some new birding locations exclusively for this tour. The rewards will be some of Australia‟s most sought-after outback species, wonderful scenery and great camaraderie.

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October 2021

Mallee Wilderness and Murray Wetlands Bird Photography Workshop 2021

8 October 2021 - 11 October 2021
AU$2,999 per Person Open

Next Departure for this Tour: No further schedules yet

One of the most unique environments in Australia, the vast “mallee” eucalypt woodlands can be found near the Murray river northeast of Adelaide. Many rare and threatened bid species can be found and photographed here. The workshop is designed to maximise our time photgraphing these birds while in the evenings we'll have tuiton sessions.

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Six Grasswren Birding Tour 2021 – 7 ½ Days

17 October 2021 - 25 October 2021
AU$3,999 per Person Open

Next Departure for this Tour: No further schedules yet

Now in our 16th year, the 6 Grasswren tour continues to be one of our most popular outback birding tours. This is one of Australia’s epic birding adventures, during which we search for half of all of Australia’s current Grasswren species.

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Kangaroo Island Birding and Wildlife Tour 2021 – 4 Days

29 October 2021 - 1 November 2021
AU$2,599 per Person Open

Next Departure for this Tour: No further schedules yet

This all-inclusive guided tour departs from and returns to Adelaide, SA. You will stay on the island and take daily trips out exploring its natural wonders, fascinating habitats, prolific birds and varied wildlife.

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November 2021

Great Southern Tour 2021 – 13 Days

1 November 2021 - 14 November 2021
AU$6,999 per Person Open

Next Departure for this Tour: No further schedules yet

This exciting tour specifically concentrates on the many specialties of the southern regions of Australia, parts of the outback and the great inland rivers. An optional extension to Tasmania is available. During the main tour we are likely to find over 250 species and experience an amazing variety of landscapes and habitats.

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Tasmania: Birds and Mammals Tour 2021 November Departure – 5 ½ Days

15 November 2021 - 20 November 2021
AU$3,799 per Person Open

Next Departure for this Tour: No further schedules yet

Our Tasmania: Birds & Mammals tour showcases these wonderful birding and mammal highlights in 5 ½ fabulous days. Bird species include Forty-spotted Pardalote, Dusky Robin, 3 Honeyeaters, Yellow Wattlebird, Tasmanian Native-Hen, Black Currawong, Green Rosella, Tasmanian Scrubwren, Tasmanian Thornbill and Scrubtit, as well as the beautiful Swift Parrot.

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December 2021

South-west Endemics Birding Tour 2021 – 7 Days

2 December 2021 - 9 December 2021
AU$3,999 per Person Open

Next Departure for this Tour: No further schedules yet

The south-west corner of Western Australia is one of the most bird-rich areas in the country. Our 7 day, 7 night fully accommodated tour begins and ends in Perth (WA) and takes in a range of habitats including wetlands, open woodlands, sandy heathlands, the Stirling Ranges and tall karri forest. This is a very pleasant area to be birding in with mild weather, good infrastructure yet a sense of adventure remains.

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March 2022

Tantalising Thailand Birding Tour 2022 – 17 Days

1 March 2022 - 18 March 2022
AU$8999 per Person 3 Seats Left

Next Departure for this Tour: No further schedules yet

Our tours through this exotic, vibrant and beautiful country with its diverse ethnic groups, age-old monarchy and rich cultural heritage has great appeal and will no doubt delight and surprise you.

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Dubai Area Short Birding Tour 2022 – 4 Days

16 March 2022 - 19 March 2022
US$2,300 per Person Open

Next Departure for this Tour: No further schedules yet

This is a short tour of the ‘triangle’ part of the United Arab Emirates: the peninsula to the south-east and north-east of Dubai. The avifauna is an east-meets-west blend of Palearctic and Oriental species, amongst the latter being ubiquitous Purple Sunbirds, Red-wattled Lapwings, Little Green Bee-eaters and Grey Francolins.

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Uganda Gorillas and Birds Tour 2022 – 10 days

20 March 2022 - 30 March 2022
US$5,999 per Person Open

Next Departure for this Tour: No further schedules yet

Uganda is known as the ‘Pearl of Africa’: an unforgettable yet affordable wildlife and birding destination. A safe, friendly country with good roads and excellent training programs for local guides, Uganda has become one of Africa’s most outstanding destinations for birders and wildlife enthusiasts.

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Magical Malaysia Bird Photography Tour 2022 – 8 Days

23 March 2022 - 31 March 2022
AU$5599 per Person Open

Next Departure for this Tour: No further schedules yet

Based on the success of our long-running Peninsular Malaysia birding tour, we have totally redesigned this tour to allow for the best photographic opportunities of Malaysia’s fantastic birdlife.

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April 2022

Costa Rica Birding Tour 2022 – 12 Days

1 April 2022 - 14 April 2022
US$6349 per Person Open

Next Departure for this Tour: No further schedules yet

Costa Rica a tropical birding paradise. Our 12-day birding tour will take in the country’s richest birding locations and a variety of habitats. We’ll be staying in excellent lodges with birds on our doorstep. During this tour we expect to see up over 400 bird species!

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Exotic Ethiopia Birding Tour 2022 – 12 Days

3 April 2022 - 15 April 2022
US$4,400 per Person Open

Next Departure for this Tour: No further schedules yet

A birding paradise if there ever was one, Ethiopia is a somewhat recent arrival on the scene of birding destinations. Exotic and unspoilt by modern tourism, yet safe and comfortable, this country has come a long way from its troubled past.

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Tanzania Birding Tour 2022 – 16 Days

19 April 2022 - 4 May 2022
US$7,999 per Person Open

Next Departure for this Tour: No further schedules yet

Join Bellbird’s spectacular Tanzania tour in 2021! The Serengeti; a vast unspoiled savannah, hosts the most spectacular concentration of animals on our planet: herds of wildebeest, gazelles and zebras; lions, leop-ards, cheetahs and smaller predators; and scavengers such as jackals and vultures are ever present.

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Best of Europe Birding Tour 2022 – 21 Days

29 April 2022 - 21 May 2022
US$9,999 per Person Open

Next Departure for this Tour: No further schedules yet

By popular demand we’re offering a ‘Best of Europe’ birding tour in spring 2022. Visiting the Mediterranean, Eastern Europe and Scandinavia and featuring mouth-watering localities and their unique birds, this tour is sure to be the highlight of anyone’s birding career. The tour was developed by Bellbird’s very own founding couple, Peter Waanders and Helga Kieskamp.

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May 2022

Sabah: Jewel of Borneo birding and wildlife tour 2022 – 10 days

24 May 2022 - 3 June 2022
AU$7,499 per Person Open

Next Departure for this Tour: No further schedules yet

Sabah, a part of Malaysia located in northern Borneo, is a heaven for birds and wildlife. Teeming rainforests fan out from Mount Kinabalu to the lowlands and coast. The wildlife is incomparable, with a host of enticing birds (including 48 endemics) and a charismatic mammal fauna (including Orang-Utan and Pygmy Elephant).

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June 2022

Peninsular Malaysia Birding Tour 2022 – 8 Days

4 June 2022 - 12 June 2022
AU$5,499 per Person Open

Next Departure for this Tour: No further schedules yet

Safe, comfortable and reliable. This is the perfect tour for those who have always wanted to bird South-east Asia but have had some reservations – until now, that is! Join our Australian and local guide on this tour and be amazed at how sophisticated and modern this country has become in recent decades.

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August 2022

Brazil: Jaguars and Birds – Pantanal and Amazonia 2022 – 14 Days

23 August 2022 - 5 September 2022
US$5999 per Person Open

Next Departure for this Tour: No further schedules yet

Brazil is the second most endemic-rich country in the world, with the rainforests of the Amazon holding a significant number of such specialities. This tour covers the Amazon rainforest and Pantanal wetlands, but also spends time in the vastly different dry cerrado, which adds a whole swathe of species.

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