Let locally born and bred guide David “Chook” Crawford lead you on your trip of a lifetime in Australia's incredible Far North Queensland.
Our comfortable accommodated 7 & 11 day Cape York Birding Tours, frequent Iron Range, Lockhart River, Chilli Beach, Portland Roads, Lakefield National Park and the heart of Cape York, studded with termite mounds and home to our signature species the Golden-shouldered Parrot. For the last 5 years Close-Up Birding Adventures has added Queensland’s incredible Channel Country to its itineraries. These have proven very popular with 2 Birding Adventures conducted to this area in winter every year. See our tour page for details.
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With inside knowledge that comes from years of local birding experience plus a larrikin sense of humour, Chook is a North Queensland endemic bird specialist who delights in your new discoveries as much as you do. Based for several years at Mareeba Wetlands and veteran of many birding tours throughout North Queensland, he has established a reputation for “getting that bird”.
Queensland's Cape York and Wet Tropics are internationally renowned birding hot-spots. Whether your dream is to penetrate the near-mythical gullies of Iron Range or to seek out the exotic species of our country's true north, let Close-Up Birding Adventures take you there!