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Savannah to Tropics Birding Tour 2021 – Extra Departure – 8 Days
12 July 2021 - 20 July 2021
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.
During these 8 days we expect to see up to 200 species, including sought-after birds such as Purple-crowned Fairy-wren, Buff-sided Robin, up to 10 species of finch including Black-throated Finch; Great-billed Heron, Whitebreasted Whistler, Red-headed Honeyeater, Mangrove Fantail, Mangrove Robin, Yellow White-eye, Mangrove Gerygone, Sandstone Shrike-thrush, Golden Bowerbird, Spinifex Pigeon and even the enigmatic Grey Falcon. Visiting Lawn Hill NP, Burketown, the Karumba mangroves, Cumberland Dam and the Atherton Tablelands, we’ll explore a variety of habitats: deep red sandstone gorges and pandanus-lined creeks, mangroves, coastal mudflats, endless grassy plains, open woodlands and lush tropical forests. There’s even the add-on option to take a cruise to the famous seabird colonies on the Great Barrier Reef. This tour has it all – enquire now!