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Ground Cuckoo-shrike

Ground Cuckoo-shrike

White-breasted Whistler (male)

White-breasted Whistler (male)

6 Day Gulf & Outback Birding Adventure

Departure Dates

20th April 2020

This birding adventure is designed to arrive in the Gulf of Carpentaria at the end of the wet season.

At this time of the year this area is a mass of birds that will even rival Kakadu.

From Waterbirds to Mangrove dependent species plus dry woodland birds this is a very exciting Birding Adventure for all.

  • Min 4 – Max 12 Persons
  • Fully Accommodated
  • Comfortable air- conditioned vehicle

2020 Cost: $4040 per person (single supplement: $420)

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Rufous-crowned Emu-wren

Rufous-crowned Emu-wren

Spinifexbird At Home

Spinifexbird At Home

Letter-winged Kite

Letter-winged Kite

11 Day S.W. QLD Channel Country Birding Adventure

Departing Date

26th May 2020

13th June 2021

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

2020 Cost: $6400 per person (single supplement $550)
2021 Cost: $6700 per person (single supplement $550)

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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

1st July 2020

12th August 2020

25th August 2020

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

2020 Cost: $4280 Per Person (single supplement: $460)

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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

11th October 2020

11th October 2021

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.

This Birding Adventure is the only one of our Cape York Adventures that we stay at the exquisite Lotus Bird Lodge.

The Birding Adventure for 2019 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

2020 Cost: $6300 per person (single supplement: $880)
2021 Cost: $6700 per person (single supplement: $880)

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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.

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.