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November 2021

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

15 November 2021 - 20 November 2021
AU$3,799 per Person 2 Seats Left

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 2 Seats Left

Next Departure for this Tour: South-west Endemics Birding Tour 2022

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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Papuan Pitta Tour Dec 2021 – 1st Departure – 5 Days

13 December 2021 - 17 December 2021
AU$4,299 per Person Open

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.

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Papuan Pitta Tour Dec 2021 – 2nd Departure – 5 Days

17 December 2021 - 21 December 2021
AU$4,299 per Person Open

Next Departure for this Tour: Papuan Pitta Tour Jan 2022 - 4 Days

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.

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January 2022

Papuan Pitta Tour Jan 2022 – 4 Days

4 January 2022 - 7 January 2022
AU$3,399 per Person Full - 13 Dec & 17 Dec departures Open

Next Departure for this Tour: No further schedules yet

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.

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New Zealand Birding Tour 2022 – 12 Days

31 January 2022 - 13 February 2022
AU$6,999 per Person Open

Next Departure for this Tour: No further schedules yet

Join us on our 2022 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 2022

Western Specialties and Splits Birding Tour 2022 – 8 Days

2 May 2022 - 10 May 2022
AU$4,699 per Person Open

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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Western Specialties and Splits Birding Tour 2022 – 2nd Departure – 8 Days

10 May 2022 - 18 May 2022
AU$4,699 per Person 2 Seats Left

Next Departure for this Tour: No further schedules yet

Starting in Port Lincoln and finishing in 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 aims to find all 7 recently split species of the area including the rare Naretha Bluebonnet and elusive Rufous Grasswren.

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Comfortable Nine Grasswren Birding Tour 2022 – May Departure – 16 Days

25 May 2022 - 10 June 2022
AU$8,999 per Person Full - July departure Open

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. Accommodation will be of the highest available standard.

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June 2022

Western Australia Birding Extravaganza 2022 – 9 Days

18 June 2022 - 26 June 2022
AU$14,199 per Person 2 Seats Left

Next Departure for this Tour: No further schedules yet

Following 2 successful Air Safari birding tours, we're proud to offer the Western Australia Birding Extravaganza. Targeting all local specialties, we'll once again be using our own private chartered aircraft for this trip, following the western WA coast with detours into the outback to the Kimberley,

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Kimberley Specials and Black Grasswren Birding Tour 2022 – 7 Days

29 June 2022 - 6 July 2022
AU$7,999 per Person Open

Next Departure for this Tour: No further schedules yet

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. A once-in-a lifetime trip to boost your species list significantly.

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July 2022

Comfortable Nine Grasswren Birding Tour 2022 – July Departure – Adelaide to Mt Isa – 16 Days

8 July 2022 - 24 July 2022
AU$8,999 per Person Open

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, Short-tailed, Western, Thick-billed, Eyrean, Grey, Kalkadoon, Carpentarian and Opalton Grasswren.

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Chestnut-breasted Whiteface Grey Honeyeater Birding Tour 2022 – 4 Days

15 July 2022 - 18 July 2022
AU$2,799 per Person Open

Next Departure for this Tour: No further schedules yet

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 locations to search for Chestnut-breasted Whiteface and Grey Honeyeater, as well as many other gems of the outback.

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Red Centre Adventure Birding Tour 2022 – 5 Days

18 July 2022 - 23 July 2022
AU$4,799 per Person Open

The Red Centre Adventure visits the Eastern and Western MacDonnell Ranges, the sewage works, the Old Telegraph Station, the Tanami Road, Kunoth 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. Read on for further details!

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Comfortable Nine Grasswren Birding Tour 2022 – July Departure – Mt Isa to Adelaide – 16 Days

25 July 2022 - 10 August 2022
AU$8,999 per Person Full (8 July departure 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 will look for nine of Australia’s 13 Grasswren species: Striated, Short-tailed, Western, Thick-billed, Eyrean, Grey, Kalkadoon, Carpentarian and Opalton Grasswren.

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Savannah to Tropics Birding Tour – July 2022 Departure – 8 Days

25 July 2022 - 2 August 2022
AU$4,799 per Person Full: Next Departure 19 August 2022

This tour is designed to link up with our Comfortable Nine Grasswren tour, as a pleasant alternative to get to Mt Isa, where the latter starts. It can be taken as a stand-alone tour as well. 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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August 2022

Tropical and Far North Queensland Birding Tour – August 2022 First Departure – 8 Days

2 August 2022 - 10 August 2022
AU$4,999 per Person 2 Seats 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.

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Tropical and Far North Queensland Birding Tour – August 2022 Second Departure – 8 Days

10 August 2022 - 18 August 2022
AU$4,999 per Person FULL (2 Aug departure Open)

Next Departure for this Tour: No further schedules yet

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.

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Savannah to Tropics Birding Tour – August 2022 Departure – 8 Days

19 August 2022 - 27 August 2022
AU$4,799 per Person Open

Next Departure for this Tour: No further schedules yet

This tour is designed to link up with our Comfortable Nine Grasswren tour, as a pleasant alternative to get to Mt Isa, where the latter starts. It can be taken as a stand-alone tour as well. 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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Red Centre Adventure Birding Tour 2022 – August Departure – 5 Days

20 August 2022 - 25 August 2022
AU$4,799 per Person Open

Next Departure for this Tour: No further schedules yet

The Red Centre Adventure visits the Eastern and Western MacDonnell Ranges, the sewage works, the Old Telegraph Station, the Tanami Road, Kunoth 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. Read on for further details!

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Best of Top End Birding Tour 2022 – 7 Days

28 August 2022 - 3 September 2022
AU$5,699 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 2022

Grey Falcon and Letter-winged Kite Birding Tour 2022 – 7 Days

12 September 2022 - 18 September 2022
AU$4,599 per Person Open

Next Departure for this Tour: No further schedules yet

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. We should have multiple sightings of both species.

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Kangaroo Island Short Tour 2022 – FIFO – 3 Days

20 September 2022 - 22 September 2022
AU$2,599 per Person Open

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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Highlights of South Australia 2022 – 7 Days

22 September 2022 - 28 September 2022
AU$3,699 per Person Open

Next Departure for this Tour: No further schedules yet

We’ll explore South Australia’s many varied habitats, ranging from the spectacular Flinders Ranges and surrounding stark outback deserts, to the lush Mt Lofty Ranges; wetlands and estuaries around Adelaide, floodplains along the mighty Murray River and the vast expanses of semi-arid eucalypt scrub at Birdlife Australia’s Gluepot Reserve.

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Mallee Wilderness and Murray Wetlands Bird Photography Workshop 2022

30 September 2022 - 3 October 2022
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 photographing these birds while in the evenings we'll have tuiton sessions.

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October 2022

Six Grasswren Birding Tour 2022 – 7 ½ days

17 October 2022 - 25 October 2022
AU$4,199 per Person Open

Next Departure for this Tour: No further schedules yet

This is one of Australia’s epic birding adventures, during which we search for half of all of Australia’s current Grasswren species. This fast-paced trip is not for the faint-hearted, with lots of walking in sometimes difficult terrain, early departures and late finishes each day, while covering over 2500 km in 7 days.

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Kangaroo Island Birding and Wildlife Tour 2022 – 4 Days

28 October 2022 - 31 October 2022
AU$2,799 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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Great Southern Tour 2022 – 13 Days

31 October 2022 - 14 November 2022
AU$7,299 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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November 2022

Tasmania: Birds and Mammals Tour 2022 – 5½ Days

14 November 2022 - 19 November 2022
AU$3,899 per Person Open

Next Departure for this Tour: No further schedules yet

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.

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South-west Endemics Birding Tour 2022 – 7 Days

23 November 2022 - 30 November 2022
AU$4,199 per Person Open

Next Departure for this Tour: No further schedules yet

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 2023

Magical Malaysia Bird Photography Tour 2023 – 8 Days

23 March 2023 - 31 March 2023
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 2023

Costa Rica Birding Tour 2023 – 12 Days

1 April 2023 - 14 April 2023
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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Best of Europe Birding Tour 2023 – 21 Days

29 April 2023 - 21 May 2023
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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July 2023

Sabah: Jewel of Borneo birding and wildlife tour 2023 – 10 days

29 July 2023 - 8 August 2023
AU$7,999 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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August 2023

Peninsular Malaysia Birding Tour 2023 – 8 Days

9 August 2023 - 17 August 2023
AU$5,799 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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Brazil: Jaguars and Birds – Pantanal and Amazonia 2022 – 14 Days

23 August 2023 - 5 September 2023
US$5,999 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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