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Western Specialties and Splits Birding Tour 2022 – 2nd Departure – 8 Days
10 May 2022 - 18 May 2022
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. This tour is a fast-paced trip as we’ll cover some 3000 km in seven days. Focusing on the main targets of Copperback (pictured) and Nullarbor Quail-thrush, Naretha Blue Bonnet and White-bellied (was Western) Whipbird, we will also be looking for Western Grasswren, the newly split “Spotted” Scrubwren and other localized species. Other species we will target will include Blue-breasted Fairywren, Western Yellow Robin, Rufous Treecreeper, Rock Parrot and the western subspecies of Gilberts Whistler and Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo.
Another not-to be missed aspect of this tour will be the amazing coastal scenery of the Great Australian Bight. We’ll be running this tour during the Austral winter, generally a great time to go birding in this time of the world. There are only limited seats available on this small-group tour.