Tropical & Far North Queensland Birding Tour 2021 – 9 Days
28 July 2021 - 6 August 2021
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 access to Goldenshouldered Parrot nesting sites; explore the Lakefield region; we’ll go night spotting for owls and mammals’; and we’ll spend two days in the Iron Range rainforests, one of Australia’s most important ecosystems. We’ll also look for mammals such as Bandicoot, Sugar Glider, Northern Striped Possum, Red-necked Wallaby and Tree Kangaroo. Read on below for the full itinerary and checklist!