Saturday , March 23 2019
  • Rockwarbler

    © Kim Touzel

  • Bar-tailed Godwit

    © Kim Touzel

  • White-cheeked Honeyeater

    © Penny Hall

  • Superb Lyrebird

Birding Shoalhaven

Originally from Canada, I moved to the Shoalhaven region in 1992.

With 20 years of birding experience in the Shoalhaven, I look forward to your company and taking you birding in this diverse and beautiful part of Australia.  Rich in flora and fauna, the Shoalhaven is home to the only NSW endemic species, the Rockwarbler. Other local “specials” include Eastern Bristlebird, Eastern Ground Parrot, Southern Emu-Wren, Beautiful Firetail, Pilotbird, Gang-gang Cockatoo, Australian Logrunner, & Red-browed Treecreeper.  From heath & rainforest to coastal estuaries, I will do my best to find your target species.  I operate small private tours catering from one to three people for the beginner or experienced.  A spotting scope is available on shorebird and wetland tours.

Pick-up is generally from Berry, NSW or within 30 minutes of Berry, unless other arrangements are made.  Most local hotspots and birding locations are within 30-90 minutes of Berry.  At the discretion of the guide, tours may be extended at the hourly rate.

Eastern Bristlebird © David Stowe

Half Day Tour (4 hours) door to door

Breaks/comfort stops as required.

Morning or afternoon tea provided.

Full Day Tour (8 hours) door to door

Breaks/comfort stops as required.

Snacks and lunch are provided on a full day tour.

Tour Rates

1-2 people – Tours start at $40 per hour (4 hr minimum) up to an 8 hour full day tour.

3 people – Tours start at $60 per hour (4 hr minimum) up to an 8 hour full day tour.

All tours include guiding, petrol, driving time and all comfort, snack/beverage breaks.

Boobook Mountain Cottage guests will receive a 10% discount on a full day Birding Shoalhaven tour.

At the discretion of the guide, tours may be extended by negotiation.

Pick-up and drop off points will be arranged at time of booking.

Contact:
Carla Jackett
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Accommodation is available at our cottage on 150 acres of native forest.  A 10% accommodation discount applies for Birdlife Australia members. Boobook Mountain Cottage guests will receive a 10% discount on a full day Birding Shoalhaven tour (up to 3 adults).  Cottage bookings can be made through Airbnb.

Boobook Mountain Cottage

https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/14657986

Bellawongarah, NSW 2535

Gang-gang Cockatoo © Kim Touzel

Resident birds include: the endangered Eastern Bristlebird, Australian Logrunner, Red-browed Treecreeper, Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo, Gang-gang Cockatoo, Superb Lyrebird, Large-billed Scrubwren, Yellow-throated Scrubwren, Brown Gerygone, Green Catbird, Satin Bowerbird, and Wonga Pigeon.  The property has recorded 104 species.

For all booking enquiries or if you would like more information about a Birding Shoalhaven tour, please email me at carla.jackett@gmail.com

About Ausbird

Ausbird is owned & operated by Sicklebill Safaris, a small family run company based in North Queensland, Australia. Sicklebill Safaris has been operating in the Pacific region for over 20 years. In recent years we have been joined by other excellent guides and offer itineraries to Asia, Africa and the Middle East as well as Australia and the Pacific.