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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

28th April 2019

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

2019 Cost: $3840 per person (single supplement: $400)
2020 Cost: $4040 per person (single supplement: $420)

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Inland Dotterel

Inland Dotterel

Gibberbird

Gibberbird

11 Day S.W. QLD Channel Country Birding Adventure

Departing Date

27th May 2019

13th June 2020

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

2019 Cost: $6090 per person (single supplement $525)
2020 Cost: $6400 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

4th August 2019 (SOLD OUT)

22nd August 2019

1st July 2020

23rd 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

2019 Cost: $3890 Per Person (single supplement: $420)
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

17th October 2019 (SOLD OUT)

11th October 2020

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. Both tours for 2018 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)

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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.

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

10th January 2020

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

2020 Cost: $3775 per person (single supplement: $350)

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

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.