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All Tours for 2017 are Sold Out. See Below for 2018 Departures

Bird Highlights:

  • Red – bellied Pitta
  • Eclectus Parrot
  • Red – cheeked Parrot
  • Black – winged Monarch
  • Fawn – breasted Bowerbird
  • Yellow – legged Flycatcher
  • Trumpet Manucode
  • Magnificent Riflebird
  • Marbled Frogmouth
  • Northern Scrub – robin
  • Spotted Whistling – Duck
  • White – faced Robin
  • Rufous Owl
  • Masked Owl
  • White – streaked Honeyeater
  • Green – backed Honeyeater
  • Frilled – necked Monarch
  • Tropical Scrubwren
  • Palm Cockatoo
  • Yellow-billed Kingfisher
  • and many more.

Pittas in Paradise 4 Day Tour

Fly in / Fly out Iron Range

Departure Dates

12th January 2018

This tour is designed to coincide with the summer breeding events of the PNG migratory birds. The reason it is run in January is to give you the best possible chance to view and or photograph the stunning Red – bellied Pitta. There are many other strikingly beautiful resident birds that call Iron Range home.

There are two regional airfares included in the price plus accommodation at the very comfortable , airconditioned Iron Range cabins and all meals are included.

  • Fully Accommodated
  • Min 2 – Max 14 persons
  • All permits to restricted areas

2018 Cost: $3395 per person (single supplement: $330)

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Click here to view the gallery from our 2017 birding adventure.

Female Golden Shouldered Parrot

Female Golden Shouldered Parrot

Male Golden Shouldered Parrot

Male Golden Shouldered Parrot

Nesting Golden — Shouldered Parrot Birding Adventure

Departure Dates

4th May 2018

This is a very short 3 day birding adventure designed primarily to view these exquisite little parrots as they come and go to and from their nests caring for their newly hatched chicks.

May is the best time to have the privilege to witness this once a year event.

Of course there will be other birds sighted on this adventure, but Golden – Shouldered Parrots will be the main target.

  • Min 2 – Max 4 Persons
  • Fully Accommodated
  • Comfortable air-conditioned 4WD

2018 Cost: $1600 per person (single supplement: $100)

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Inland Dotterel

Inland Dotterel

Gibberbird

Gibberbird

11 Day S.W. QLD Channel Country Birding Adventure

Departing Date

13th June 2018

If you have never been to the arid yet vividly beautiful bird rich area of South Western Queensland then this is the trip for you. The Channel Country as it is known due to the many creeks and rivers that provide life giving water to the Lake Eyre basin, plus the spectacular red sand dunes of the Simpson Desert that many a rare and unique bird call home is a must to visit at least once in your life time, a very small example of the quality birds seen last year during drought conditions are: Grey Falcon, Cinnamon Quail-thrush, Flock Bronzewing, Orange Chat, Gibberbird, Hall’s Babbler, Eyrean Grasswren, Rufous-crowned Emu-wren and Inland Dotterel just to name a few. SOUND ENTICING??

  • Min 4 persons, max 10 persons
  • Fully accommodated
  • Comfortable air-conditioned Vehicle

2018 Cost: $5795 per person (single supplement $500)

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Eclectus Parrot Female

Eclectus Parrot Female

Northern Scrub Robin

Northern Scrub Robin

7 Day Cape York/Iron Range Birding Adventure Drive / Drive

Departure Dates

4th July 2018

18th July 2018

5th August 2018

24th August 2018

This Adventure is a less expensive option to the 11 Day trip. We will still be targeting Golden-shouldered Parrot, Red Goshawk plus all the glorious birds in Lakefield N.P and of course all the Iron Range specials. This adventure is different from the 11 day tour as it does not visit Cooktown, Moreton telegraph Station or Weipa and it is a drive up and drive back Tour no flight included.

  • Fully Accommodated
  • Comfortable Air-Conditioned 4wd
  • Min 2 Max 4

2018 Cost: $3695 Per Person (single supplement: $400)

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Red-cheeked Parrot

Red-cheeked Parrot

Yellow-billed Kingfisher

Yellow-billed Kingfisher

Palm Cockatoo

Palm Cockatoo

11 Day Cape York, Iron Range & Weipa Birding Adventure [ East Coast to West Coast ] Drive/Fly

Departing Dates

27th September 2018

17th October 2018

This is your chance to seek, observe or photograph all those Far North Queensland specialties you have seen in your field guides and have dreamt about. The successful tour for 2016 saw a total of 212 species, the 2015 tour saw a total of 214 species. Both tours sighted the key birds from all areas including the 3 Cape York endemics not found in PNG; Golden-shouldered Parrot, Frilled- necked Monarch and White-streaked Honeyeater plus 2 separate Red Goshawk at their nests.

  • Fully accommodated tour
  • Comfortable air-conditioned 4WD
  • Min 4 persons, max 14 persons
  • Groups of 8 and above have the bonus of a 2nd guide

2018 Cost: $5690 per person (single supplement: $800)

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Close-Up Birding Adventures is proud to announce that a percentage of your tour cost will go to the Shephard family for the ongoing conservation of this rare and endangered little Parrot. Photographic opportunities will be available when we hand over our / your contributions to a member of the Shephard family. For more information click here.

The 12 Endemic Bird Species:

  • Goldern Bowerbird
  • Tooth-billed Bowerbird
  • Bower's Shrike-thrush
  • Australian Fernwren
  • Atherton Scrubwren
  • Victoria's Riflebird
  • Chowchilla
  • Mountain Thornbill
  • Pied Monarch
  • Macleay's Honeyeater
  • Bridled Honeyeater
  • Grey-headed Robin

Wet Tropic Endemic Birding Adventure

2 Days -1 Night

There are 12 endemic birds located within the Wet Tropics rainforests. It is my challenge to find all 12 endemic species for you to observe. This adventure offers a $50 cash back per person if you don't see all 12 endemic birds.

  • Fully accommodated
  • Comfortable air-conditioned 4WD
  • Tours available on request
  • Min 2 persons, max 4 persons

Cost: $700 per person (single supplement: $50)

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Close-Up Birding Adventures are happy to give you a quote on personalised birding tours throughout Far North Queensland to suit your budget and needs.