Savannah to Tropics Birding Tour 2023 – July Departure – 8 Days
25 July 2023 - 2 August 2023
This tour is designed to link our preceding Nine Grass-wren and following Tropical & Far-North Queensland birding tours, as a pleasant alternative to get from Mount Isa to Cairns. 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 8 species of finch including Black-throated Finch; Great-billed Heron, White-breasted Whistler, Red-headed Honeyeater, Mangrove Fan-tail, Mangrove Robin, Yellow White-eye, Sandstone and Bower’s Shrike-thrush, Golden Bowerbird, Flock Bronzewing, 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 option to take a cruise to the famous seabird colonies on the Great Barrier Reef. This tour has it all – enquire now!