We recommend the following birdwatching guides in Australia
In Queensland - (Bird Trails Tropical Queensland members
marked with *)
- Close-up Birding Adventures. David "Chook" Crawford carries with him broad experience of 16 years spent working in FNQ. A superb bushman and friend we work closely whenever practicable
- AbbertonBirders Lodge Set in mature gardens and natural bushland on over 11 riverside acres in the heart of Queensland's bird-rich Lockyer Valley, Abberton offers high quality accommodation along with exceptional birding.
*Alan's Wildlife Tours
Owner/operator Alan Gillanders based in
Yungabuurra locates local wildlife on day and night tours.
- *Daintree Boatman
- Electric motors allow for quiet observation on the Daintree River with
a road tour covering the land birds.
- *Birdwatching Tropical Australia
Daly Birding tours with Doug Herrington - higher altitude birding.
Great Northern Tours Guide David Meade. Cooktown Based.
Kirrama Wildlife Tours Klaus and Brenda Uhlenhut have a fine
reputation in leading bird tours throughout regional Australia. Highly
- Wait-A-While Environmental Wildlife Tours -
specialises in small scheduled (typically 6 or 10 guests max.) & private charter nature focused day & extended tours. Led by professional Naturalist guides tours give unsurpassed spotting, identification & interpretation of wildlife (flora & fauna) in its’ natural environment. Tours visit remote & restricted access places on the Atherton Tablelands, Daintree & Cape Tribulation rainforest areas & nearby reaches of outback Cape York of Tropical North Queensland.
- *Cassowary House - Located in Kuranda (North Queensland), Phil and Sue Gregory cater for visiting birders interested in Cassowaries and Victoria's Rifle Birds. They are also Papua New Guinean specialists.
Cassowary Tours with Ben Bluitt (Based in Malanda)
guiding to all areas Down Under and South East Asia
- Follow That
Bird: Based in Sydney, various tours led by competent guides
throughout South Eastern Australia.
- Birding tours - Australia is based in Newcastle, New South Wales, an easy 1.5hrs
north of Sydney International Airport. An excellent introduction to new
- Inala - Bruny Island. Dr Tonia Cochran has all Tasmania's 12
endemic species on her property ! Check it out
In South Australia
Exceptional Kangaroo Island
Join one of Australia's leading tour operators for the best of Kangaroo
Island. Our guides take pride in sharing their knowledge and seek to educate
and entertain. We have a conversation, not a commentary. Enjoy the best of
local produce with elegant picnics at superb locations and observe wildlife
in it's natural habitat.
- Peter and Natasha Waanders established Southern Birding Services in
2005. We offer bird guiding as well as all-inclusive bird tours. We operate
within most areas of South Australia, including Gluepot Reserve, good birding
sites around Adelaide, the Flinders Ranges and Outback. Guiding services can
be tailored to client's needs - there are many flexible options to suit a
range of budgets!
In Western Australia
- Kimberley Birdwatching - George Swann, based in Broome WA, is well known for his local expertise in the remote Kimberley region of NW Australia, an area seldom visited by birders.
In Northern Territory
- Denise Goodfellow - Specialising in the birds in and around Darwin, Denise has access to many difficult to locate Northern Territory species.
Donana Bird Tours - Guided birdwatching tours around the Donana
region of Southern Spain, Europe's best and most important wetland site. All
tours are personally led by John Butler, a professional local guide of 35
years of birding experience.
Wonderland Safaris - Kenya - Experience some of Kenya's 1090 species
Dovetail Directory - The world's most comprehensive catalogue of
national and international birding and nature tours. Dozens of operators,
hundreds of itineraries; truly a one-stop, must see resource for every
Nature 2 Pixel
If you are into plants, birds, butterflies, dragonflies, damselflies,
primates or just about anything that is natural, you will be amazed with the
wonderful and exciting experience in Malaysia's forests and gardens.
Well known as the largest birding website on the Net. Bo Crombet-Beolens appreciated
our birdlife as well as our Lamington cakes in 2003. He was much impressed
with the cakes!
Birdwatching Guyrapyta. Birdwatching in Uraguay encountering a huge
range of species
Daintree River Wild Watch. Ian "Sauce" Worcester runs morning and afternoon cruises. Widely experienced, his expertise is especially with photography opportunities.
Cruises, Cairns. Daily cruises to Michaelmas Cay, well known
tropical seabird nesting colony on the Great Barrier Reef. Arrives first and
leaves later to dive the Reef.
If you are looking for somewhere to stay, we would suggest that you consider the following:
Lodge, strategically located nearby to Port Douglas, the resort
has beaches lapped by the Coral Sea.Privately owned, each has fine facilities
and contrasting tropical environments which will ensure birders a
relaxed introduction to Northern Queensland.
Mossman Gorge Bed & Breakfast -
hospitality, friendly hosts and
House - Trish and Andrew Forsayth - The one and a half acre tropical
rainforest garden in Daintree Village
Wilderness Retreat Well appointed rainforest chalet
accommodation in near Malanda FNQ.
Water Lodge. Modern luxury self-contained accommodation in the
shadow of the Great Dividing Range. Locally unique environmental mix of
woodland with rainforest nearby.
Lodge Bed and Breakfast, Mission Beach. Fine accommodation on the
Cassowary Coast. Rewarding lowland rain forest birding area with easy access
to Dunk Island.
Reef Cottage at Wonga
Beach Beach side units with all amenities close to Daintree Region
Jullatten Mountain Spa Retreat:
Under new management and refurbished. Recommended.
Lotusbird Lodge - run by Gary and Sue in the dry season. Lotus Lodge
is a well known destination in Cape York adjacent to Lakefield National Park.
Chambers Wildlife Rainforest Lodge - Surrounded by Lake Eacham National Park on the Atherton Tableland, many endemic bird and wildlife species are easily
Julatten Birdlover's Cottage, boutique Bed and Breakfast centrally located to Highlander Tavern and all birding areas.
Well appointed Queenslander style units close to central Port Douglas. You
can walk to cruises, dining and beach without effort. You can even book Fine
Feather Tours from here
Grandview Country Accommodation. On the cooler southern Atherton Tablelands near Tarzali. Stay in style, central to Crater Lakes and National Parks, great bird country.
Regal on Macrossan - luxury apartments in
Port Douglas centrally located for access to every amenity on offer.
Views: Luxury residence adjacent to the Daintree located in twenty
acres of World Heritage Tropical Rainforest
Bustard Downs Accommodation & Camping. In the western shadow of the
Wet Tropic on the Mulligan Highway near Mt. Carbine. Photographic
opportunities with the Australian Bustard. Rustic hand-built brick units to
campsites. Wander beside Mary Creek and adjoining wetland areas
Daintree Eco Lodge - Luxury in the rainforest, and close to the Daintree River.
Marae Bed And Breakfast - Marae offers a unique situation to stay in comfort, and well positioned to see birds and butterflies in the foothills south of Mossman.
Resort, affordable lodgings situated in a quieter area of Port
Douglas, close to beach and dining.
We recommend the following as a good general introduction to the Daintree and
Cape Tribulation Rainforest.
Daintree Discovery Centre - well known and long established
destination north of the Daintree River. Southern Cassowaries inhabit this
pristine rainforest area.
Mangrove Wildlife Sanctuary rare and endangered species such as the
north-east Queensland's Golden-shouldered Parrot and Gouldian Finches are
bred alongside our more common species. The Sanctuary is a brilliant day out
from Port Douglas or Cairns.
We recommend the following as good reference information points for birdwatchers: