Birdwatching Tours - Australia
Fine Feather Tours
is owned and operated by Del and Pat Richards, and is based in Mossman, North Queensland, adjacent to the richest birding area in Australia.
Well over half of Australia’s species have been recorded within a distance of 200 kilometres.
Del gathers records for the Endangered
Gouldian Finch in FNQ.
Your Australian guide, Del Richards, has accumulated over forty years (eight
lustrums) experience birding in all states, and is acknowledged for contributing to three Australian field guides.
We cater for
bird watchers from destinations worldwide - some making return visits to locate more species.
Del is a keen photographer and facilitates the opportunity to take your own rewarding
images of Australian Birds.
In recent times with friend Jack Leighton he has
technical advice for Jack's double DVD "Rainforest
Birds of Australia's Wet Tropics"- a must have item on the list of birders
visiting this region.
Foundation Member of Bird Trails:
Tropical Queensland -
Highlands and Daintree
Del has guided for Bird Quest and
Ribble Bird Tours (UK) and
Rockjumper (Rep. South Africa) and
every two years the Audubon Society
of Portland, Oregon (USA).
Bo Crombet-Beolens UK (Fatbirder Website),
Professor Paul R Ehrlich, Stanford University, CA. (see
Professor Stephen H.Schneider, Stanford University, CA.
Lily Engles, Past President, Texas Ornithologist's Society. (see
(Del is featured in both Frommers and Lonely Planet publications)