Day 1:  Arrival at Ayers Rock;  Afternoon birding at Uluru
National Park
Day 2:  Birding from Yulara to Kings Canyon; Late PM
birding around
Kings Canyon Resort.
Day 3:  Birding and wildlife watching Kings Canyon-
Watarrka National Park
Day 4:  Birding from Kings Canyon to Alice Springs; and,
late PM birding and wildlife watching in
Alice Springs area
Day 5:  AM birding Todd River and Botanic Gardens
(Western Bowerbird
and more); then flights to Darwin to
start birding there in PM
Day 6:  Darwin Area Birding (mangroves and monsoon
rainforest for
Rainbow Pitta); then Howard Springs
(monsoon forest and eucalypt woodland) and Fogg Dam;
then off to Kakadu National Park
Day 7:  Birding and wildlife watching at Kakadu National
Day 8: Birding  Nourlangie Rock; then birding to
Day 9: AM Katherine area birding; then bird coast and
other spots along the way back to Darwin
Day 10: AM flight Cairns; then birding along the Atherton
Tablelands World Heritage Site
Day 11: Birding and wildlife watching in the Atherton
Day 12: Birding various habitats in the Cairns area
Day 13: Exploring the marine life of the Great Barrier
for most of day; including birding at the  
Michaelmas Cay
Day 14:  Flights Home or Continue On
  • Some participants will take their fond memories of
    birds and wildlife from Northern Australia and take
    their flights home today.  
  • Other pants will continue their exploration of
    Australia and the birds and wildlife of Southern
Brief Overview of Trip
For birders and naturalists, Australia has much to offer.  
Australia has over 775 species of birds, and 340 of these
are endemics with over 200 endemics cost effective to find
for most bird watchers. Besides the endemics, the trip
offers good looks at numerous other bird species.  

With the leadership of the Australian biologist, Dr. Tonia
Cochran, eight lucky birders will have a chance to bird and
enjoy wildlife in Northern Australian natural areas. This trip
includes the Atherton Tablelands World Heritage Site, the
Great Barrier Reef and several other national parks.  
Other key birding sites include Fogg Dam, Kakadu National
Park and numerous others.

With a wide range of habitats (including mangrove
swamps, arid semi-desert, seasonally flooded grasslands,
eucalyptus woodlands, montane rainforest, shore mudflats
and offshore tropical islands) and good solid trip plan, we
hope to find around 90 plus Australia endemic birds and
mammal species (around 30).

Some of the key species here include Partridge Pigeon,
Rainbow Pitta, Varied Lorikeet, Chestnut-backed
Buttonquail, Black-banded Fruit-Dove, White-throated
Grasswren, Golden Bowerbird, Tooth-billed Catbird,
Victoria's Riflebird, and Lovely Fairywren (for just a start)
Brief Itinerary
Trip Description
More Details on This Trip
14 Days Birding and Enjoying Wildlife in
Northern Australia
Photo by Bob Lewis.
Photo by Bob Lewis.
Photo by Bob Lewis.
Photo by Bob Lewis.
Photo by Bob Lewis.
Photo by Bob Lewis.
Photo by Bob Lewis.
Photo by Bob Lewis.
Uluru National Park, Kings Canyon and Watarrka National Park, Alice Springs, Darwin Area
Birding, Kakadu National Park, Atherton Tablelands, Cairns, Great Barrier Reef and More
Northern Australia
Birding and Wildlife
For more information or to sign up for one of our trips, call Charles or Alison at
888-203-7464 or Charles directly at 720-320-1974 or by email at