Top End Birding Overview
One of Australia’s top birding destinations, the Northern Territory’s ‘Top End’ includes tantalizing destinations such as Kakadu National Park, Nitmiluk National Park, Pine Creek, Katherine and Judbarra/Gregory National Park (Timber Creek Region). A raft of wonderful birds inhabit this scenic area, including the sought-after Gouldian Finch, the rare Hooded Parrot, the localized Chestnut-quilled Rock Pigeon, the elusive Red Goshawk; the stunning Rainbow Pitta and many other specialties. In addition, we’ll look for Saltwater Crocodile, the endemic Short-eared Rock-wallaby and other macropods.
During the tour we can expect up to ten finch species including Gouldian, Masked and Star Finches and Yellow-rumped and Pictorella Mannikins; parrots such as the endemic Hooded Parrot, Northern Rosella, Red-winged Parrot, Cockatiel, Budgerigar, Red-tailed Black Cockatoo; pigeons including, Chestnut-quilled and White-quilled Rock-pigeon, Partridge Pigeon; quails and button-quails; a variety of Honeyeaters; and a raft of waterfowl and good chance of Black Bittern and Great—billed Heron. This is also a very good time of the year to see raptors. Join us for this exciting tour in Australia’s Top End!