Highlights of Southern Australia Birding Tour

Your Southern Australia Birding Adventure

The Highlights of South Australia birding tour provides an insight into the range of habitats present in South Australia, which contain some unique bird species including a small number of endemics. From the lush and green Mt Lofty Ranges around Adelaide to the outback deserts with spectacular mountain ranges, the bird-rich wetlands along the Murray River, beatiful coastal scenery and vast expanses of the famous semi-arid mallee scrublands, tour has it all.

Over recent years an increasing number of Australian and international visitors have discovered the birding secrets South Australia has to offer. This birding tour takes in a variety of habitats thereby maximizing the species list – expect around 180 species, including some highly sought-after species.

From the woodlands of the Adelaide Hills the tour travels along the Murray River with its wetlands and spectacular cliffs up to Birdlife Australia’s Gluepot Reserve in the vast expanses of Mallee eucalypt scrubland north of the Murray. Further north we bird the rugged mountaineous landscape of the Flinders Ranges and explore the Australian outback with some highly specialised bird species. Finally we bird along spectacular coastal scenery before returning to Adelaide.

Expect around 180 species including highly sought-after birds such as Malleefowl, Banded Stilt, Adelaide Rosella, Rock and Regent Parrot, Red-lored Whistler, Black-eared Miner, Chestnut Quail-thrush, Striated/Short-tailed/Thick-billed Grasswrens, Cinnamon Quail-thrush, Inland Dotterel, Shy Heathwren and many more.

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Tour Reviews:

We Would Never Have Found These Grasswrens

“We would never have found these grasswrens, or visited some of these places, by ourselves”

Robert Wynands - Germany
December 2008

A Real Eye-Opener

“Thank you for a fascinating week, which was a real eye-opener. There was just so much to take in – birds, scenery, geology, plants… Thank you for all your efforts”

Irena Henderson - UK
Aug 2009

We All Thoroughly Enjoyed It

“Thank you for a wonderful trip and for all your hard work. We all thoroughly enjoyed it”

Edward Cawley - Australia
Sept 2009

Happy and Exciting Time

“Your Highlights tour was great with such a hardworking and keen guide as yourself I had a really happy and exciting time”

Ruth Brozek - Australia
Oct 2009

Excellent Guiding and Company

Thanks for such an enjoyable trip with excellent guiding and company. The birding, guiding, itinerary, accommodation and meals were first class. I would not hesitate to arrange another birding trip with Bellbird tours.

George - UK
March 2018

A Healthy Holiday

So enjoyed our tour, the birding, and all our adventures. A big thank you to Peter for finding, identifying and sharing a huge number of birds for us. And for all your planning and driving and ensuring a healthy holiday!

Liz, Aus
Sep 2022
  • AU$3899 per person

    accommodation and all meals, transport, expert guiding, entry fees, taxes.

    Not included:
    drinks, personal expenses, tips, pre- and post-tour accommodation/meals.

    Price based on double or twin-share occupancy. Single occupancy attracts a surcharge.

  • $99 Earlybird discount

    Earlybird discount of $99 applies for bookings received up to 6 months prior to departure.

  • Return-client discount

    Book a tour within 12 months of your last tour and receive 2% off your second tour, 3% off your third tour, 4% off your fourth tour and 5% off your 5th tour. If your bookings are made within 3 months of each other for tours that take place within the same calendar year, discount applies to the cheaper tour(s). Discounts are subject to change at any time at the discretion of Bellbird Tours Pty Ltd.

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