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Mount Isa Short and Wet Birding Tour – 3½ days

14 January 2023 - 17 January 2023

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. During the wet season a range of unusual species make their home here: Oriental Plover, Oriental Pratincole, Yellow Chat and chance of vagrants such as Little Curlew.

The landscape of savannah plains with scattered trees to rocky spinifex-clad ridges is criss-crossed by creeks and rivers, and there is the large Lake Moondarra with surrounding swamplands. During this long weekend of birding we aim to see, besides the already mentioned species, Spinifexbird, Spinifex Pigeon, Painted Finch, Pictorella Mannikin, Chestnut-breasted Munia, Cloncurry Ringneck, Grey-headed Honeyeater, Little Woodswallow, Black-throated Tree-creeper, Varied Lorikeet, Paperbark Flycatcher, Spotted Bowerbird and many more. Creeks and other waterbodies will provide chances of Plumed Whistling Ducks, Comb-crested Jacana, Green Pygmy Goose and other waterfowl, as well as Purple-necked Rock-wallaby and Freshwater Crocodile and we even have a chance of the enigmatic Grey Falcon.

We’ll stay in the same accommodation throughout the trip so we can take daily drives out to the various birding locations. We have secured access to some new birding sites exclusively for this trip. The rewards will be some of Australia’s most sought-after outback species, wonderful scenery and great camaraderie. Spaces are limited. Read on below to whet your appetite!

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Details

Start:
14 January 2023
End:
17 January 2023
Pricing:
AU$2,399 per Person
Status:
3 Seats Left

Location

Departs From:
Mt Isa, Qld
Finishes At:
Mt Isa, Qld

Leader

Peter Waanders
Email:
birds@bellbirdtours.com
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