This exciting new tour takes us to the Western Australian Pilbara region. Throughout this under-explored region we will look for a number of special bird species. We start in Perth and head up to beautiful Geraldton with its honeyeaters and Western Fieldwren, before relaxing at Shark Bay where Western Grasswren, Chiming Wedgebill and close-up dolphins await us. We cut across the Pilbara to head inland looking for Sandhill Grasswren, Rufous-crowned Emu-wren, Western Quail-thrush and Western Bowerbird.
Heading north we look for the elusive Pilbara Grasswren and Grey Honeyeater. Other birds we’re likely to come across during our travels include Painted Finch, Spinifex Pigeon, Rufous Fieldwren, Spinifexbird, Bourke’s Parrot, Slaty-backed Thornbill, Black-chinned (Golden-backed) Honeyeater, Little Woodswallow, Southern Scrubrobin and many more. This time of year the weather is generally quite pleasant. The accommodation is in comfortable en-suite rooms and the rewards will be a great spread of Australia’s western outback bird species.
We’ll visit beautiful Kalbarri NP near Geraldton, the Shark Bay World Heritage site, the vast spinifex plains (of Night Parrot fame…!) of the Pilbara and marvel at the stark outback countryside dotted with granite outcrops between Mt Magnet and Newman. Spaces are limited so don’t wait too long to book this great new tour!