Darwin, the tropical city located in the central-northern part of Australia known as the Top End, is surrounded by some of Australia’s outstanding birding locations. Well-known birding areas like Kakadu National Park, the Barkley Tablelands, Victoria River and Gregory National Park can be explored during the dry season of May to October. The varied landscape contains many habitats including coastal areas, rivers, wetlands, rainforest and savannah woodlands. Good Top End birds include Rufous Owl, Green-backed Gerygone, Partridge Pigeon, White-quilled Rock-Pigeon, Red-collared Lorikeet, Northern Rosella, Rainbow Pitta, Yellow-rumped Mannikin, Arafura Fantail, Chestnut Rail, Chestnut-backed and Red-backed Button-Quail, Buff-sided Robin, Mangrove Golden Whistler, Sandstone Shrike-thrush, Rufous-banded Honeyeater, Purple-crowned Fairy-wren and Gouldian Finch. And then there are the endemics, which require quite some effort to locate: White-throated Grasswren, White-lined Honeyeater, Chestnut-quilled Rock-Pigeon, Black-banded Fruit-dove and Hooded Parrot.
Let our Darwin-based guide take you out for a day or more in search of these birds. A guided birding tour around Darwin is the best way to find the area’s sought-after species. We can arrange customised private guiding for one or more day, starting from and returning to your accommodation in or near Darwin.
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