BIRD TOURS with a sense of place
Do you love to watch birds? Do you particularly love to learn about them, watch their behaviour and understand their lives – by appreciating their habitat, their history, and the other animals and plants that share their world?
Join us for a different style of bird tour. We love to take time to watch the birds, and time to enjoy the spirit of a place. Because a bird is not alone – it needs an ecosystem to support it. Watching leads to understanding, and understanding leads to better protection for our birds.
Our style of bird watching is comfortable. Early morning and late afternoon walks and drives are high on our list of things to do; middle of the day is for relaxing over lunch and (sometimes) for taking a siesta. We allow time for looking at plants, scenery, other animals, people, culture and history where it is relevant and important. As much as possible we give you options so you can bird your way.
We don’t do targets. However, we do know what is likely each day, what is rare, and we do try to show you as much wildlife as possible. Please don’t ask us to drive past the Wilkins Rock-wallaby for a slim chance of seeing a Yellow Chat. Because – its a funny thing – often you find what you want when you are relaxed, well-rested and happy and when everyone around you is happy too.
We do lists, but our lists include mammals, reptiles, birds and often, dragonflies and butterflies.
Read on about our in depth bird tours in comfort.
Tawny Frogmouths & Sandpipers
2 days near Melbourne birding in the Australian Bush of the You Yangs and the coastal wetlands of the Western Treatment Plant. Private or group tour.
By Morwenna Petaia Rainbow Bee-eaters are beauty, brains and bravery combined. On the Wild Top End tour, almost every day we hear a guest exclaim with delight: “What is that beautiful bird?” Almost without looking we know it is a Rainbow Bee-eater. Even after...
Across a glary blue sky a flock of 30 tiny birds zipped past. They were silent, flying fast and straight, on a mission. All you saw was a flash of gold, or rosy-brown, or white. They were gone before you had a chance to wonder what they were. Oh well, back to watching...
Some birds are best seen in flight. Wings slash through the air like a volley of thrown spears: fast, glinting silver and black. There’s no time to watch wingbeats. Flying cockatiels are the high-speed gazelles of the air. The natural phenomenon of wild flying...
Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours
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