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Birdwatching in New South Wales
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A directory of New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory birdwatching tours, birdclubs, freelance-guides, bird-orientated accommodation and reference information.

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New South Wales based Tour Operators & Tours

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visiting New South Wales
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Toms Creek Retreat New South Wales Oolong Sanctuary Willie Retreat Macquarie Marshes Australian Ornithological Services Mount Clunie Cabins Scotia Sanctuary Follow That Bird Kemeys Bed & Breakfast Kemeys Bed & Breakfast Carol Probets Birding Tours Australia Pelagic Seabirds Trip Camp Cypress Bob Ashford Barkala Bird & Nature Tours Barkala Bird & Nature Tours Endemic Bird Tours Australia Royal Coast Walks - Birdwatching in Royal National Park McGowans Bed & Breakfast Dr. Greg Clancy The Tops Organic Retreat

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Mount Clunie Cabins   2 hours from Brisbane

At the foot of World Heritage listed Mount Clunie Flora Reserve, comfy self-contained cabins (both sleeping 6) make the perfect base from which to enjoy an amazing spectacle of sky, mountains and forest.

Help add to our bird list of over 160 species, including Regent Bowerbird, Albert's Lyrebird, Paradise Riflebird, Russet-tailed Thrush, Southern Emu-wren & Spectacled Monarch. Sightings include the occasional Koala.

Make use of our extensive reference library to verify what you find; let us take you spotlighting or simply relax.
Contact: Fran & Jim Standing, PO Box 36, WOODENBONG NSW 2476
Phone/fax: 07 4666 5118 international Phone/fax: + 61 7 4666 5118

Web page: http://www.mountcluniecabins.com.au
Email: franstanding@dodo.com.au

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Scotia Sanctuary - Outback New South Wales
160kms south of Broken Hill - 150kms north of Wentworth.
Birds - Birds - Birds. Seen a black-eared miner lately - or a mallee fowl - Scotia Sanctuary has them all including woylies, bilbies, plains mice, sticknest rats, bridled nailtail wallabies, already there and with boodies, barred bandicoots, mala, golden bandicoots, chuditch and red-tailed phascogales on the way - 1,000 square kilometres of Australiana just like it was 200 years ago.
http://www.esl.com.au/scotia.htm
Email: Scotia@esl.com.au for more info - visitors welcome.

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Willie Retreat Macquarie Marshes
is an ideal location for bird lovers - being adjacent to the Southern Macquarie Marshes and both land and water birds can be seen in abundance -

Situated 110 kms north of Warren, NSW, accommodation ranging from Wool Shed, caravans, caravan sites, camping, bunkhouse (occupancy 22 persons), and Willie Retreat (occupancy 20 persons) everything provided apart from food. Tours are available of the Marshes and sightseeing in the area has proven to be more than adequate for bird lovers and general tourists.

We would be happy to supply brochures, price lists, etc.,if requested.

Myra & Phillip Tolhurst 'Willie Station'
Crn Carinda Rd/Gibson Way WARREN NSW 2824
Ph/fax: 02 6824 4361 International Ph/fax: +61 2 6824 4361
Website: http://www.willieretreatmacquariemarshes.com.au

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Kemeys Bed & Breakfast - One hour north of Sydney.

Kemeys, AAA 4.5 star, Hunter Tourism, award winning accommodation is set in a secluded rural valley of 115 acres, with farmland, Watagan Eucalypt Forest and rainforest.

Local wildlife abounds, as we have no pets to discourage them, and regular visitors are wallabies, monitor lizards, water dragons, possums and bandicoots. Kemeys is a perfect base to discover the bird life of the NSW central coastal and hinterland area, between Sydney & Gloucster.

Up to 200 birds can be seen in the nearby surrounds and within our property. Some birds commonly seen here are the, King Parrot, Eastern Rosella, Crimson Rosella, Sulphur Crested Cockatoo, Brown Pigeon, Wonga Pigeon, Fairy Wren, Red Browed Finch, Bell Miner, Kookaburra, Friarbird, Lyrebird, Eastern Spinebill, Satin Bowerbird, Currawong, White Winged Chough, Willy Wagtail, etc. etc.

Tours leaving from Kemeys are by Phil Hansbro and Richard Baxter of Birding Tours Australia www.birdingtours.com.au

Contact Robert & Jenny Kemmis, kemeys@idl.net.au
PO Box 299 Morisset NSW 2264 Australia.
Phone +61 2 49772525 or 0417672449.
Website: www.kemeys.com.au

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Oolong Sanctuary - (250km from Sydney and 75km from Canberra - ACT).
Limited accommodation, Overnight camping and toilet, water and electricity available at the sanctuary with conducted day and night tours. A variety of accommodation available in the nearby historical Dalton and Gunning town (in the superfine Merino wool country). We have the largest number of recorded bird species - several endangered and threatened -in South East NSW and the Australian Capital Territory (70% of the forest destroyed by bushfires in January 2003). The recent bushfires have made our already well known site the most comprehensive bird watching spot in SE NSW.
The sanctuary is managed by a not-for-profit association: Friends of Oolong. We seek donations to support several projects. Browse our website at: http://www.pcug.org.au/~gianni for details and illustration on our fauna and flora - including all birds.
Ph/fax: 02 4845 6267
Email: gianni@pcug.org.au

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Camp Cypress - north-western New South Wales
Camp Cypress, 497 km northwest of Sydney, and situated on 75 hectares of open woodland at the Baradine showground, is an ideal base from which to visit the nearby Pilliga Forest - a haven for an amazing variety of fauna, bird life and wildflowers.

Situated between the foothills of the Warrumbungle Mountains, the Great Western Plains and the vast forests of the Pilliga, the Baradine district, also known as the Gateway to the Pilliga, is fast becoming the bird watching mecca of NSW.

Species listed include the Glossy Black Cockatoo, Turquoise Parrot, Spotted Bowerbird, Grey-crowned Babbler, White-browed Babbler, Blue Bonnet Parrot, Red-winged Parrot, Red-rumped Parrot, Apostle Bird, and White-winged Chough. The West Pilliga is one of the greatest strongholds of the Barking Owl in NSW.

Located just 1.5 km from town services and facilities, cabins at Camp Cypress comfortably accommodate up to 90 guests. All rooms are ensuite with reverse cycle air conditioning. All cabins have a shared common room with bar fridge, TV and facilities for continental-style breakfasts. Other accommodation and facilities include a backpacker-style bunkhouse, 20 powered camp sites, unlimited space for general camping, large dining room, male and female amenities blocks, and laundry and BBQ facilities.

Guided bird tours can be arranged. Brochures are also available upon request.

Camp Cypress Ltd
Website: http://www.campcypress.com
Email: info@campcypress.com
Tel: 02 6843 1035 International: +61 2 6843 1035

Or write to:
Camp Cypress Ltd
PO Box 22
BARADINE NSW 2396
AUSTRALIA


barkalaBarkala Bird and Nature Tours

New Guided Birdwatching and Nature walks in the Pilliga, northern NSW.

For beginners and experienced naturalists!

Stay at “Barkala” in luxury bush accommodation and take the day birdwatching or bushwalking trips in the area. Camping and caravans are also catered for. Have dinner or morning tea in the Blue Wren Café and check out the famous pottery exhibitions and products while you are there.

“Barkala” has over 120 bird species resident or regular migrants on the property, including eight threatened species, the Grey-crowned Babbler, Hooded Robin, Speckled Warbler, Brown Treecreeper, Turquoise Parrot, Glossy Black Cockatoo, Diamond Firetail and the Black-chinned Honeyeater. Across the Pilliga over 200 bird species have been recorded.

The Pilliga Scrub has long been recognised as one of the most important areas for biodiversity in eastern Australia. With its diversity of habitats from open forest to heathlands, its geographic location on the border between coastal and dry country its biodiversity of plant and animal species has been long recognised.

Recent additions to the conservation estate has seen protected land in this area rise from 80 000 ha to over 300 000 ha ensuring the ongoing protection of these important ecosystems.

Guided birdwatching and bushwalking tours are conducted by David Paull an experienced local naturalist and conservationist who has spent 13 years researching and observing the local fauna and flora. He knows the best bird watching locations across the vast Pilliga area, bushwalkers and beginner naturalists are also catered for.

• Day package tours are conducted to some great bird watching destinations in the region; Pilliga West, Pilliga Lagoon, Yarrie Lake, Salt Caves, Dripping Rock/Maules Creek and Dandry Gorge. These are charged at $120/day regardless of group size.

• Morning or afternoon walks at Barkala are charged at $35 per head for groups, $40 for couples and $50 for individuals.

• Book now for your Pilliga natural experience, you won’t be disappointed. Accomodation is $60/single, $75/double per night.

02 68422239 (Barkala) or 0488595961 (Dave’s mobile)

Contact David Paull: dunnarts@dodo.com.au

 

Peacehaven Country Cottages

Two luxury self-contained spa cottages on 120 acres of natural bush just 3 hours north Sydney and 4 hours south of Coffs Harbour. A bird watchers delight.

Very quiet and private, amid Dry Sclerophyll Forest and Rain Forest adjoining Myall State Forest, Wang Walk State Forest and Ghin-Doo-Ee National Park. The peaceful natural environment, allows you to observe birds from the verandah of your cottage, or explore the many forest trails and National Park at your cottage door. Over 80 species of birds being sighted on the property alone; including The Log Runner, Southern Eastern Wren, Sooty Owl and Wedge-Tail Eagle.

Nearby is Myall Lakes National Park which boasts a large number of wetland species.

After a hard days bird watching relax in your spa bath, by your log fire or on your own private verandah with stunning country views.

Each cottage is fully self- contained with a full kitchen, all cooking utensils and linen.

Peace Cottage has 2 bedrooms sleeps 4.

Tranquility Cottage has 3 bedrooms sleeps 6.

Minimum stay is 2 nights and we have special rates for groups over 4 people.

Please visit our website for more information www.peacehaven.com.au

Location

353 Upper Myall Road

BULAHDELAH, NSW 2423

Tel: 02 4997 8247

Fax  02 4997 8166

Email: peacehaven@harboursat.com.au

 

The Tops Organic RetreatThe Tops Organic Retreat set at 500-900m:
Adjacent to the World Heritage Barrington Tops


Luxury accommodation for couples in secluded loft cabins or for families in 2-bedroom self contained cottages. The organic restaurant is open for dinner Tuesday to Saturday and everyday for breakfast.
30kms of private walking trails on this 2000 acre 4.5 star twitchers paradise. Over 70 different species so far identified, including wedge tailed eagles, powerful owl, lyre birds, satin bower birds, fly catchers, honey eaters and other birds of the rainforest and open plains. Come and add to our tally of birds by identifying new ones for us.

web site: www.thetopsretreat.com.au
email: bookings@thetopsretreat.com.au

Ph: 02 6558 5544

 

McGowans Boutique Bed and Breakfast

At McGowans Boutique Bed and Breakfast, 20 klms north of Taree, you can enjoy four star accommodation and great cuisine. The recently opened Cattai Wetlands are 5 minutes drive from here or a good walk. Cattai is a beautiful coastal wetland that provides a sanctuary for over 170 different species of birds, kangaroos, wallabies and regularly spotted goannas.

The ambiance of McGowans is one of comfort, peace and relaxation. There are great restaurants just a short drive away (Harrington Hotel, Ems and Harrigans) or if you prefer, indulge in one of Sal and Ken's special dinners, use the free Wi-Fi and watch a DVD.

While you are here give yourself time to explore the magnificent Manning Valley with its wetlands, beaches, rivers and waterfalls. Have a look at our website www.mcgowansbnb.com.au and come visit us....

In 1910 in Coopernook, the Bank of NSW opened a branch in what was then a thriving ship building center on the Lansdowne River. The Bank was included in a beautifully constructed house for the bank manager and his family. That house has now been reborn as luxury accommodation, McGowans Boutique Bed and Breakfast. Two spacious, character filled suites are available. They each have ensuites, TV and air con and access to a separate dining room.

Email Salli and Ken at: kenandsal42@gmail.com



 

Birdwatching Clubs and Other Interesting Sites

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Birdline NSW
http://www.eremaea.com/BirdlineRecentSightings.aspx?Birdline=2

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Canberra Ornithologists Club
http://canberrabirds.org.au
Canberra Ornithologists Group is committed to meeting the challenge of the study and conservation of native birds. From small beginnings nearly 30 years ago, COG has grown into a large, effective and influential organisation that supports research and puts its case on conservation issues. We welcome anyone with an interests in birds: beginning birdwatchers, amateurs and professionals as well as those with a general interest in nature.

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Hunter Bird Observers Club, Newcastle
http://www.hboc.org.au


Hastings Birdwatchers Inc.
www.hastingsbirdwatchers.org.au

 

Wildcare Queanbeyan Inc.
www.wildcare.com.au

 

Birds Australia Discovery Centre
The Birds Australia Discovery Centre is open to the public on weekends. We hold Birding Courses, have activities for children and a very comprehensive ornithological library.

Birds Australia is the premier bird conservation group in Australia.

Birds Australia is an independent, not-for profit research and conservation organisation. Our mission is to conserve native birds and biological diversity in Australasia and Antarctica, through the study and management of birds and their habitats, and the education and involvement of the community.

If you would like to know more about our conservation and research efforts or would like to become actively involved in our projects then please contact us.

Pixie Maloney
Administrative Assistant

Birds Australia
Newington Armory
1 Jamieson St
Sydney Olympic Park
NSW 2127

Tel: 02 9647 1033
Fax: 02 9647 2030

Email: basna@birdsaustralia.com.au
Website:
www.birdsaustralia.com.au



Birds Australia, Northern NSW Group
c/o Andrew Ley 19 Lynches Rd., ARMIDALE NSW 2350
Ph: 02 6772 5358 International: + 61 2 6772 5358

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Far South Coast Birdwatchers
Our area of interest is the Bega Valley Shire which extends from Bermagui, south along the coast to the border with Victoria and west to the ranges to include Bemboka, including the towns of Bega, Tathra, Merimbula, Pambula and Eden. This area covers a wide range of habitats: forests, coastal heathland, farming, lakes and estuaries. Surrounded by National Parks and State Forests.

Group walks every second Saturday and fourth Sunday of EACH month. Occasional weekdays for surveys or special events. Evening Meetings with a Guest Speaker, are held in Merimbula on the second Thursday of February, April, June, August, October and December.
Visitors welcome to attend all functions.

Pelagic Trips out of Eden on the fifth Sunday of EVERY month. Bookings are
essential and can be made well in advance to PO Box 180 Pambula NSW 2549,
or email bjones@asitis.net.au
All trips depart at 8am and return
approximately 4pm. Enquiries welcome.

Postal Address: PO Box 180 Pambula NSW 2549
Web Page: Next year we hope!
Email: fscbirds@bigpond.com

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Birding NSW - NSW Field Ornithologists Club Inc.
Birding NSW was formed in 1966. The club’s aims are to share with others the joys of bird watching and to support the conservation of Australian birds and their habitats. Visitors are welcome. Monthly meetings with guest speakers, Outings, Pelagic trips, Photo Competition and Camp-outs are part of the yearly program, as well as interstate and overseas birding trips.

 

In Sydney, meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month at 7.30 pm in the Norman Nock Lecture Theatre at Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards. From October 2008 the venue changes to Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney.

 

On the NSW Central Coast, meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7.30 pm in the Tuggerah Progress Hall, Anzac Street, Tuggerah.

 

Contact: The Hon. Secretary
Birding NSW

PO Box Q277
QVB Post Shop
SYDNEY NSW 1230

birdingnsw@yahoo.com.au

http://www.birdingnsw.org.au/

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Birding NSW (The NSW Field Ornithologists
Cumberland Bird Observers Club Inc.
Our objectives are to encourage knowledge and enjoyment of native birds, and actively promote the protection and conservation of native birds and their habitat. We conduct at least two outings every month in the greater Sydney region as well as meetings on the third Tuesday of every month at 8 pm at Castle Hill Community Centre,
Pennant Street, Castle Hill. Visitors are always welcome.

Other services the club offers are conservation activities such as tree planting and surveys, a library containing over 500 books plus slides and videos, six informative newsletters per year, a shop full of bird books and gifts, bus trips to more distant locations and weekends away.
Write to the Secretary at PO Box 550 BAULKHAM HILLS 1755
Web: http://www.cboc.org.au


 

Murrumbidgee Field Naturalists Inc
http://www.mfn.org.au
Objective: To facilitate and promote the knowledge of Natural History and to encourage the preservation and Protection of the Australian Natural Environment especially that of the Murrumbidgee Valley
Location: Griffith, Leeton and Narrandera, New South Wales, Australia
Activities: Regular Speaker Nights featuring Guest Speakers on a wide range of topics of interest Field trips to local and surrounding areas to observe the Fauna and Flora and Natural features of the area or just to enjoy the Australian
Outdoors.

Regular Newsletter to keep you informed of activities and projects and to record observations. Regular Meetings for discussion of projects, planning of field trips and activities, development of policy and positions on local and regional issues.

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The Illawarra Bird Observers Club Inc.
For more information please visit our web page.



Blue Mountains Bird Observers
The Blue Mountains are located west of Sydney, encompassing the area between Penrith and Lithgow. The Blue Mountains Bird Observers welcome anyone with an interest in wild birds, from beginners to professionals.

We meet on the second Saturday in February, May, August and November at 1.30pm at the Mid Mountains Community Centre, New Street Lawson. We hold regular walks and bus trips and publish a monthly newsletter.

CONTACTS
Phone: Jill Dark (02) 4758 7061
Email: bmbo@bmbirding.com.au
Web page: http:/www.bmbo.org.au

 

Illawarra Birders Inc - based in Wollongong NSW
http://www.illawarrabirders.org
Illawarra Birders Inc. is a birding organisation based in the Illawarra, south of Sydney. As well as providing a full programme of birding outings and other events, it has a particular interest in bird-related conservation and education. It is also building strong networks with other groups with an interest in birds.

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Eurobodalla Natural History Society inc.
Lying 270 km south of Sydney, bounded in the east by the South Pacific Ocean and in the west by the Great Dividing Range, the Eurobodalla Shire has a very diverse environment, including large tracts of native forest, open grazing land, three major river estuaries, coastal lakes and swamps, heathland, as well as off-shore islands containing breeding colonies of seabirds.
The Eurobodalla Natural History Society was formed in 1986 to foster and encourage interest in the natural products of the shire, train members in the keeping of records and compile and publish Annual Records as 'Nature in Eurobodalla'. A bi-monthly newsletter is also published.

Field meetings on the FOURTH Sunday of every month from February to November. Afternoon meetings, with a Guest Speaker, in Moruya on the FIRST Saturday of February, April, June, August, October and December.
Pelagic Trips from Batemans Bay. Bookings essential.
Visitors and interested observers are most welcome to attend all ENHS activities.

Contact:
The Secretary
P O Box 888, MORUYA NSW 2537
Email to: joan.fearn@bigpond.com

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Tweed Bird Observers
Location: Tweed Valley - Byron Bay - Gold Coast region of New South Wales (NSW) and Queensland (QLD).

Introduction, Calendar of Events/Outings, Projects, Tweed Valley Bird List, Northern Rivers Bird List, and more. Printable bird lists and a page detailing local bird watching spots with likely species, available in several formats. Visitors welcome to meetings and outings, just check the site for details.

 http://tweedbirdobservers.wordpress.com

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The Wetlands Centre
http://www.wetlands.org.au

 

The Dubbo Field Naturalists
http://www.dubbofieldnats.org.au

 

Bird Banders of North East NSW
http://www.birdresearcher.com.au/

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NSW Bird Atlassers Inc.
http://www.nswbirdatlassers.com/

Cowra Bird Routes
There are eight specified bird routes and a map as well as a comprehensive list of district birds, threatened and declining species.
The Cowra Woodland Birds Project is part of the Birds Australia Program and has developed a bird route brochure which is available
from the:
Cowra Visitors Centre
Mid Western Highway
COWRA 2794
NSW

Phone: 02 6342 4333 or email: tourism@cowra.nsw.gov.au

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12 bird watching trails around Grenfell in Central NSW
www.grenfell.org.au/birdtrails

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Birds of the Bush
http://www.birdsofthebush.com

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Montague Island, NSW (Conservation Volunteers Australia)
http://www.naturewise.com.au

ttp://www.flickr.com/photos/nswnationalparks/sets/72157608662980832

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Restdown Wines and Wetlands Birding Trail
Offering a unique opportunity to glimpse rare and endangered bird species such as the Superb Parrot and Bush Stone Curlew, as well as Cockatiels, the Grey-Crowned Babbler and many other birds of the Southern Riverina ephemeral wetlands system. As Restdown is a working farm, please phone ahead to arrange your visit. Don or Jo Hearn.

Phone: 03 54897221

Email:     jo@restdown.com.au
Web site: http://www.restdown.com.au

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Dolphin Wild Cruises, Jervis Bay
http://www.dolphinwildcruises.com.au

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Birdrangers, birding in the Clarence Valley, NSW
http://www.birdrangers.com

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The Avicultural Society of NSW

Email:aviculturalsocietynsw@yahoo.com.au
Web page: http://www.aviculturalsocietynsw.org

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Local Guides, Day Tours and Charters

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Carol Probets Specialising in the Blue Mountains and Capertee Valley. 


With 30 years of experience birding in the Blue Mountains region west of Sydney, Carol Probets has a thorough knowledge of the multitude of trails and the best places to find birds in this spectacular World Heritage area. The Blue Mountains are home to many forest and heathland species such as Superb Lyrebird, Satin Bowerbird, Gang-gang Cockatoo, Yellow-tailed and Glossy Black-Cockatoo, Beautiful Firetail, Pilotbird, Red-browed Treecreeper, Chestnut-rumped Heathwren, various honeyeaters, and the locally endemic Rockwarbler.

The nearby Capertee Valley is an exceptional birding area offering different species to those found around Sydney. It is one of the best places in NSW to see declining woodland birds such as Hooded Robin, Diamond Firetail, Plum-headed Finch, Black-chinned Honeyeater, Speckled Warbler, Turquoise Parrot, etc. and is the most important breeding area for the critically endangered Regent Honeyeater.

Carol has access to several private properties within the valley, including her own 330 acre property containing extensive woodland and excellent birding opportunities not accessible to the general public.

Carol has many years experience as a guide and teaching courses in bird identification. She is actively involved in the Regent Honeyeater recovery project, is currently carrying out research into the social behaviour and calls of Superb Lyrebirds and coordinates Blue Mountains Bird Observers' programme of monitoring Rockwarblers and migrating honeyeaters through the Blue Mountains.

Catering for both travellers and locals, Carol offers personalised guiding in which an itinerary is designed around your individual requirements. She is also able to share a broad knowledge of the area's vegetation, ecosystems and other fauna.


Please contact:
Carol Probets
PO Box 330
KATOOMBA
NSW 2780
Blue Mountains, Australia

Tel.: (02) 4782 1831 International: +61 2 4782 1831
mobile phone number: 0400 821862
Email:     origma@westnet.com.au

web site: http://www.bmbirding.com.au

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Australian Ornithological Services Pty Ltd (formerly Inland Bird Tours)

Australian Ornithological Services started in Deniliquin in the southern Riverina area of NSW 15 years ago and caters for serious birders. The main focus of our local tours is the Plains-wanderer but the Riverina has a wide variety of habitats and a great list of species can be tallied up in a few days, usually including Inland Dotterel. Check out personal birding tour information, seasonal updates and plains-wanderer weekend dates on our web site at http://www.philipmaher.com/

Patricia Maher
Australian Ornithological Services P/L
P.O. Box 385
South Yarra, Victoria 3141
phone/fax: +61 3 98204223
mobile 0417 310200
http://www.philipmaher.com/
Email: enquiries@philipmaher.com

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Follow That Bird

Birdwatching Tours
We specialise in birdwatching tours in and around Sydney and New South Wales, either arranged individually for overseas and interstate visitors or our regular departure tours. These tours offer you the chance to leave the city behind for a great day birdwatching in our unique Australian bush.

Regular Tours

  • Join us on our regular day tours which visit areas within 150 kms of Sydney. With expert knowledge and experience we plan each trip to make the most of the latest sightings. The tours are lead by an expert ornithologist who is able to impart a wealth of knowledge to all levels of birders, from beginners to the more experienced. Meet other wonderful local birders and see some of the terrific scenery around Sydney.

  • Join us on our longer tours from 2 to 15 days, travel to areas of New South Wales of particular birdwatching significance. Fully accommodated, small friendly groups, and expert guides make these trips a delightful birding experience.

Charter Tours for individuals or groups
With our position on the eastern seaboard we are fortunate enough to be able to show you a great diversity of habitat and birdlife from rainforest birds to birds of the open forest.


Let us know dates of your stay and we can plan a special trip for you or offer you a seat on any of our regular tours going during your stay.

Follow That Bird is run by keen birders who love birdwatching and we hope we can share with you our enjoyment and enthusiasm for our wonderful Australian birds. Day tour transport is in our new Toyota Coaster and all our guides/drivers hold appropriate licences and insurance. We hope to see you on your next visit to Sydney.

Follow That Bird
ABN 14 003 173 322
3/59 Central Road
Avalon NSW 2107
tel      +61 (0)2 9973 1865

email:     tours@followthatbird.com.au
Website:    www.followthatbird.com.au
 

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Birding Tours Australia

Birding Tours Australia - Sydney and Newcastle. NSW. Australia.

Australia has about 780 endemic/migratory species and our tour area is home to over 300 of these at different times of the year.
Our 1 or 2 day tours are an excellent way of seeing many of Australia's unique bird species. Birding Tours Australia operates many different trips around Newcastle, The Hunter Valley and Sydney. We can also organise tours around New South Wales, anywhere in Australia or in fact anywhere around the world. All our tours can be conducted at a pace to suit your needs from relaxed to extreme, but all will concentrate on locating as many species as possible across various habitats.
The secret to several of our tours is the variety of habitats that we can take you to in a short period of time. We usually try to finish with an hour or two looking for the local night birds where ever we end up.
Birding tours - Australia is based in Newcastle, New South Wales, an easy 1.5hrs drive north of Sydney International Airport.

A SAMPLE OF SOME OF OUR TOURS:

Tour 1: 8 Habitats
Starts in temperate coastal rainforest, before heading to areas of coastal mangroves, saltmarsh and tidal mudflats. Our next two stops are areas of wetlands surrounded by Dry Eucalypt forest. To finish off the day we drive up into the mountains to visit areas of Temperate Mountain Rainforest and Dry Eucalypt forest (8 distinctly different birding habitats). This is our main tour and we will see more species on this tour than any of our other tours.

Tour 2: The Waders Tour
This is a trip for the wader enthusiast & is designed to see as many species of waders as possible. Australia has recorded over 70 species of waders a
nd has many endemics and difficult species, some of which are stunning. Newcastle is the best place in the state to look for waders.

Tour 3: The Mountains Tour
2 days - We head up into the mountains to the Chichester State Forest and the World Heritage listed Barrington Tops National Park. We climb from sea level to 1500m to areas of Dry Eucalypt forest, lush Sub-Tropical rainforest, Alpine Meadows, Open Grassland, and the rare and beautiful Antarctic Beech Forests. This ancient forest is dripping with ferns and mosses and is often shrouded in mist and home to one of Australia's rarest birds, the Rufous Scrub Bird.

Tour 4: The Speciality Tour
1 or 2 days - A specialist trip to look for some of the toughest birds in Australia. These include the rare, elusive & highly localised Rufous Scrub-bird (one of only two species in this family), Paradise Riflebird (the most southerly Bird-of-Paradise in the world), Superb Lyrebird(the worlds largest passerine) and Noisy Pitta. Other specialities will also be looked for.

Tour 5: The Parrot Tour
On this day-tour we concentrate on finding as many of the local parrot species as possible. Seventeen species reside in the tour area and depending on the time of year we should find most of them. We traverse numerous different habitats to locate parrots from the large Sulphur-crested Cockatoo to the small musk and little Lorikeets. This tour can be extended to find many of Australia's other parrot species.

Tour 6: The Coast Trip
1 or 2 days - A very pleasant trip close to Newcastle to explore the extensive National Park & lake systems. We will visit many different habitats including wet & dry woodlands, rainforests, heathlands, wetlands and coastal for 1-2 days or combined with trip 4.

Tour 7: The Dry Country Tour
1 day - Starts by heading out west away from the coast, into much drier countryside. Dry forest areas, sandstone cliffs and fast flowing streams, dominate this area. From here we continue west into sparsely forested terrain dominated by eucalypt trees such as Ironbarks, Gums and Stringy-barks, with understorey shrubs being scarce in all but a few sites. This area is ornithologically significant because it is a transition zone between east-west and south-west habitats and therefore supports a wide variety of birds.

For further information visit our website at www.birdingtours.com.au

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Kemeys Bed & Breakfast - One hour north of Sydney.

Kemeys, AAA 4.5 star, Hunter Tourism, award winning accommodation is set in a secluded rural valley of 115 acres, with farmland, Watagan Eucalypt Forest and rainforest.

Local wildlife abounds, as we have no pets to discourage them, and regular visitors are wallabies, monitor lizards, water dragons, possums and bandicoots. Kemeys is a perfect base to discover the bird life of the NSW central coastal and hinterland area, between Sydney & Gloucster.

Up to 200 birds can be seen in the nearby surrounds and within our property. Some birds commonly seen here are the, King Parrot, Eastern Rosella, Crimson Rosella, Sulphur Crested Cockatoo, Brown Pigeon, Wonga Pigeon, Fairy Wren, Red Browed Finch, Bell Miner, Kookaburra, Friarbird, Lyrebird, Eastern Spinebill, Satin Bowerbird, Currawong, White Winged Chough, Willy Wagtail, etc. etc.

Tours leaving from Kemeys are by Phil Hansbro and Richard Baxter of Birding Tours Australia www.birdingtours.com.au

Contact Robert & Jenny Kemmis, kemeys@idl.net.au
PO Box 299 Morisset NSW 2264 Australia.
Phone +61 2 49772525 or 0417672449.
Website: www.kemeys.com.au

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Bob AshfordLocal Guide: Bob Ashford

As a young lad Bob honed his birding skills around the sewage farms and mudflats of the UK. In the early Seventies he spent three years living and working in Nepal - and birding furiously! In the Eighties he joined with Chris Doughty to set up Peregrine Bird Tours until the corporate world called in the Nineties. He has travelled extensively throughout Australia and knows the Shoalhaven, and its birds, very well. Bob is easily encouraged to go birding and is happy to arrange personally guided tours for visitors.

Contact: Bob Ashford and Noreen Giles

Address:
The Yurt at Lothlorien, 912A Kangaroo Valley Road, Bellawongarah (nr Berry) NSW 2535

Tel: 02  4464 1574      Fax: 02  4464 1425

Email: welcome@theyurtatlothlorien.com     Website: www.theyurtatlothlorien.com

 

Royal Coast WalksSteve Anyon-Smith
Birding in the Royal National Park, Sydney

I live near Royal National Park and wrote the birdwatching guide for the park for the National Parks and Wildlife Service. Over 300 native bird species have been recorded in Royal - the highest for any protected area in NSW. I am doing something in the park most days. I guide for VENT Tours, Sunbird, Birdquest, Follow That Bird, Sydney Coast Walks etc when they visit the park, as well as general guiding for photographers, mammal watchers and community and school groups.

For a private tour, my rate is $160 per day total for up to four people. This includes park entry fees and the use of my car to get to the sites. This rate is calculated on the cost of a hire car + fuel, park entry etc if you did it yourself - given that there are no useful public transport links to the birding sites. What I generally do is pick up from the nearest railway station (Jannali) or my home and go from there. The start and finish times are up to you.

This link will take you to the train timetable - http://www.sydneytrains.info/timetables/#landingPoint

If you are staying in the city it is far quicker to get to Royal NP by train to Jannali than it is by car. You can expect to see 70-80+ birds on the day. While nothing with wings is guaranteed, I have yet to fail to find a superb lyrebird for a guest or tour group... Also, we can search for powerful owls outside the park with a very high chance of success.

A park checklist and some testimonials can easily be emailed for your information. Let me know, by phone or email, if you have any questions.

Please contact:

Steve Anyon-Smith
67 Wattle Road Jannali 2226
tel: 02 9528 8733
mob: 0426 842 466

Email: steveas@tpg.com.au

 

Barkala Bird & Nature ToursBarkala Bird and Nature Tours

New Guided Birdwatching and Nature walks in the Pilliga, northern NSW.

For beginners and experienced naturalists!

The Pilliga Scrub has long been recognised as one of the most important areas for biodiversity in eastern Australia. With its diversity of habitats from open forest to heathlands, its geographic location on the border between coastal and dry country its biodiversity of plant and animal species has been long recognised.

Recent additions to the conservation estate has seen protected land in this area rise from 80 000 ha to over 300 000 ha ensuring the ongoing protection of these important ecosystems.

Guided birdwatching and bushwalking tours are conducted by David Paull an experienced local naturalist and conservationist who has spent 13 years researching and observing the local fauna and flora. He knows the best bird watching locations across the vast Pilliga area, bushwalkers and beginner naturalists are also catered for.

Stay at “Barkala” in luxury bush accommodation and take the day birdwatching or bushwalking trips in the area. Camping and caravans are also catered for. Have dinner or morning tea in the Blue Wren Café and check out the famous pottery exhibitions and products while you are there.

“Barkala” has over 120 bird species resident or regular migrants on the property, including eight threatened species, the Grey-crowned Babbler, Hooded Robin, Speckled Warbler, Brown Treecreeper, Turquoise Parrot, Glossy Black Cockatoo, Diamond Firetail and the Black-chinned Honeyeater. Across the Pilliga over 200 bird species have been recorded.

• Day package tours are conducted to some great bird watching destinations in the region; Pilliga West, Pilliga Lagoon, Yarrie Lake, Salt Caves, Dripping Rock/Maules Creek and Dandry Gorge. These are charged at $120/day regardless of group size.

• Morning or afternoon walks at Barkala are charged at $35 per head for groups, $40 for couples and $50 for individuals.

• Book now for your Pilliga natural experience, you won’t be disappointed. Accomodation is $60/single, $75/double per night.

02 68422239 (Barkala) or 0488595961 (Dave’s mobile)

Contact David Paull: dunnarts@dodo.com.au

 

Bob AshfordEndemic Bird Tours Australia

Endemic Bird Tours Australia specialises in customised birdwatching tours within Australia. Our focus is to provide you with the most rewarding birding experience possible - whether you wish to see numerous species at a faster pace or fewer species at a gentler pace, we are here to arrange a tour that suits you. Our tours range from half-day trips to extended tours of any length of time - you tell us what you wish to see and we will customise an itinerary to suit.

With over 330 endemic species of birds, Australia is a country not be missed for seeing unique birds found nowhere else. Indeed, Australia is considered a world ‘hotspot’ of endemism, not only in terms of birds, but in biodiversity in general (for example Australia ranks as the country with the most endemic reptiles and mammals and second in terms of birds – only Indonesia ranks higher).

Endemic Bird Tours Australia is operated by brothers, Mick and Steve Roderick, who between them offer nearly 40 years of birding in Australia. We are based in Newcastle, in the Hunter Region on the east coast of New South Wales, about a 2 hour drive north from Sydney. The area is served by frequent trains that operate from all parts of Sydney, including the International Airport.

The Hunter Region has a bird list of over 420 species, which is about half of the total species recorded within Australia. This is a testament to the variety of habitats found here and even on a single day tour we can combine rainforest birding with dry woodlands, open forests and of course, the significant Hunter Estuary. During the spring / summer season, finding well over 100 species in a day is easily achievable if we visit the range of habitats on offer.

The region is also is famous for its wineries and in particular it’s Semillon and Shiraz vines – we can provide itineraries that combine quality woodland birding with world-class wine-tasting.

Keep in mind that we are not restricted to just birdwatching tours - we are able to show you many unique facets of the Australian environment. Please take a look around our website and feel free to contact us if you have any queries.

Contact:
Mick Roderick
61 2 4023 0322
61 421 761 237
info@endemicbirdtours.com.au or mickhhb@yahoo.com.au
www.endemicbirdtours.com.au

Greg Clancy Dr Greg Clancy - Bird Tour Guide

Dr Greg Clancy runs a professional ecological consultancy and bird-wildlife guiding business based at Coutts Crossing, near Grafton, on the NSW North Coast. Bird guiding and tour sites are mainly within the Clarence Valley and Coffs Coast area but more extended trips are available to see the wildlife of western NSW at places such as Sturt, Mutawintji and Kinchega National Parks. Greg has a current Parks Eco Pass covering many of the national parks in northern and western NSW. The north coast of NSW is one of the most biodiverse areas in Australia being a place where the southern (Bassian) flora and fauna species overlap with the northern (Torresian) floras and fauna species. Greg also has a knowledge of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates and plants in addition to his vast experience with birds. The great biodiversity of the area means that a species list of over 100 species of birds in one day is usual, even in the cooler months. Trips to target the more difficult species can also be arranged, where quality, rather than quantity is the object. Spotlighting tours to the Washpool National Park are offered as are tours to enjoy the fauna and flora of local wetlands, rainforests, dry open forest, estuaries and beaches.

Access to the area is by plane to Grafton or Coffs Harbour airports, train to Grafton City Railway Station or road via the Pacific Highway from Sydney or Brisbane.

Please checkout my website for more details and prices and my blog where you can read reports of the trips that I make within the area.

Contact:
Dr Greg. P. Clancy
Ecologist and Birding-wildlife Guide
PO Box 63 Coutts Crossing NSW 2460
02 6649 3153 | 0429 601 960

Website: www.gregclancyecologistguide.com

Website: gregswildliferamblings.blogspot.com.au

Email: gclancy@tpg.com.au

 



Boat & Pelagic Tours

Australian Pelagic Home Page
A page dedicated to those with an interest in pelagic bird watching, photography and whale-watching. Offering some interesting information on what can be seen around oceans of Australia. Pelagic trips have been departing from a number of ports around Australia for many years now. For information on these take a look at the Pelagic Directory. All of these pelagics are operated on a non profit basis and provide much valuable information about our little known seabirds.
http://www.tonypalliser.com

. Pelagic Seabirds Trip  

1/2 or 1 day - Australia is simply the best country in the world to look for seabirds and this is another specialist trip to look for them. Australia has recorded over 1/3rd of the worlds seabirds that include albatrosses, pterodromas, other petrels & storm-petrels, shearwaters and so on. We will go out to see to look for as many as possible, & will contribute to seabird research in the area.

For further information visit our website at
www.birdingtours.com.au

 


. New South Wales Based Tour Operators and Tours

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Australasian Ornithological Services Pty Ltd

Australian Ornithological Services (formerly Inland Bird Tours) started in Deniliquin in the southern Riverina area of N.S.W. 15 years ago.
The main focus of those tours was the Plains-wanderer. While the Plains-wanderer is still our flagship species we have increased our repertoire to include all States of Australia and New Zealand, specialising in difficult skulkers and nocturnal birds.
We are the inland specialists for serious birders. We endeavour to ensure that the whole group see the birds and not just a lucky few.

Tour leader, Philip Maher, is interested in all aspects of natural history.
The Strzelecki Track 2000 trip report and other trip reports can be found at:
http://www.philipmaher.com/main.htm

Patricia Maher Australian Ornithological Services P/L
P.O. Box 385
South Yarra Victoria 3141
phone/fax: +61 3 98204223
mobile 0417310200
Email: enquiries@philipmaher.com
http://www.philipmaher.com/

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Follow That Bird

Birdwatching Tours

We specialise in birdwatching tours in and around Sydney and New South Wales, either arranged individually for overseas and interstate visitors or our regular departure tours. These tours offer you the chance to leave the city behind for a great day birdwatching in our unique Australian bush.


Regular Tours

  • Join us on our regular day tours which visit areas within 150 kms of Sydney. With expert knowledge and experience we plan each trip to make the most of the latest sightings. The tours are lead by an expert ornithologist who is able to impart a wealth of knowledge to all levels of birders, from beginners to the more experienced. Meet other wonderful local birders and see some of the terrific scenery around Sydney.

  • Join us on our longer tours from 2 to 15 days, travel to areas of New South Wales of particular birdwatching significance. Fully accommodated, small friendly groups, and expert guides make these trips a delightful birding experience.

Charter Tours for individuals or groups
With our position on the eastern seaboard we are fortunate enough to be able to show you a great diversity of habitat and birdlife from rainforest birds to birds of the open forest.
  • Day charters are designed around you. Birds you are especially interested in seeing and places you wish to go. Or we can organise the day using our expert local knowledge to take account of the latest sightings and hot spots.

  • We have some great ideas for short trips from 1 to 4 days. Perhaps a visit to the Blue Mountains birding on the way, extended to an overnight farmstay in the Capertee Valley, always a great spot which should definitely be visited by any birdwatcher coming to Sydney. Also a great trip is to the area south of Sydney taking in a pelagic trip.

Let us know dates of your stay and we can plan a special trip for you or offer you a seat on any of our regular tours going during your stay.


Follow That Bird is run by keen birders who love birdwatching and we hope we can share with you our enjoyment and enthusiasm for our wonderful Australian birds. Day tour transport is in our new Toyota Coaster and all our guides/drivers hold appropriate licences and insurance. We hope to see you on your next visit to Sydney.

Follow That Bird
ABN 14 003 173 322
3/59 Central Road
Avalon NSW 2107
tel.     +61 (0)2 9973 1865


email: 
tours@followthatbird.com.au
Website:    www.followthatbird.com.au  

 

Birding Tours Australia

Birding Tours Australia - Sydney and Newcastle. NSW. Australia.

Australia has about 780 endemic/migratory species and our tour area is home to over 300 of these at different times of the year.
Our 1 or 2 day tours are an excellent way of seeing many of Australia's unique bird species. Birding Tours Australia operates many different trips around Newcastle, The Hunter Valley and Sydney. We can also organise tours around New South Wales, anywhere in Australia or in fact anywhere around the world. All our tours can be conducted at a pace to suit your needs from relaxed to extreme, but all will concentrate on locating as many species as possible across various habitats.
The secret to several of our tours is the variety of habitats that we can take you to in a short period of time. We usually try to finish with an hour or two looking for the local night birds where ever we end up.
Birding tours - Australia is based in Newcastle, New South Wales, an easy 1.5hrs drive north of Sydney International Airport.

A SAMPLE OF SOME OF OUR TOURS:

Tour 1: 8 Habitats
Starts in temperate coastal rainforest, before heading to areas of coastal mangroves, saltmarsh and tidal mudflats. Our next two stops are areas of wetlands surrounded by Dry Eucalypt forest. To finish off the day we drive up into the mountains to visit areas of Temperate Mountain Rainforest and Dry Eucalypt forest (8 distinctly different birding habitats). This is our main tour and we will see more species on this tour than any of our other tours.

Tour 2: The Waders Tour
This is a trip for the wader enthusiast & is designed to see as many species of waders as possible. Australia has recorded over 70 species of waders and has many endemics and difficult species, some of which are stunning. Newcastle is the best place in the state to look for waders.

Tour 3: The Mountains Tour
2 days - We head up into the mountains to the Chichester State Forest and the World Heritage listed Barrington Tops National Park. We climb from sea level to 1500m to areas of Dry Eucalypt forest, lush Sub-Tropical rainforest, Alpine Meadows, Open Grassland, and the rare and beautiful Antarctic Beech Forests. This ancient forest is dripping with ferns and mosses and is often shrouded in mist and home to one of Australia's rarest birds, the Rufous Scrub Bird.


Tour 4: The Speciality Tour
1 or 2 days - A specialist trip to look for some of the toughest birds in Australia. These include the rare, elusive & highly localised Rufous Scrub-bird (one of only two species in this family), Paradise Riflebird (the most southerly Bird-of-Paradise in the world), Superb Lyrebird(the worlds largest passerine) and Noisy Pitta. Other specialities will also be looked for.

Tour 5: The Parrot Tour
On this day-tour we concentrate on finding as many of the local parrot species as possible. Seventeen species reside in the tour area and depending on the time of year we should find most of them. We traverse numerous different habitats to locate parrots from the large Sulphur-crested Cockatoo to the small musk and little Lorikeets. This tour can be extended to find many of Australia's other parrot species.

Tour 6: The Coast Trip
1 or 2 days - A very pleasant trip close to Newcastle to explore the extensive National Park & lake systems. We will visit many different habitats including wet & dry woodlands, rainforests, heathlands, wetlands and coastal for 1-2 days or combined with trip 4.

Tour 7: The Dry Country Tour
1 day - Starts by heading out west away from the coast, into much drier countryside. Dry forest areas, sandstone cliffs and fast flowing streams, dominate this area. From here we continue west into sparsely forested terrain dominated by eucalypt trees such as Ironbarks, Gums and Stringy-barks, with understorey shrubs being scarce in all but a few sites. This area is ornithologically significant because it is a transition zone between east-west and south-west habitats and therefore supports a wide variety of birds.

For further information visit our website at www.birdingtours.com.au

 

 

Outback Track Tours Pty Ltd

Outback Track Tours has operated tours throughout Australia for over 30 years. We specialise in Australian remote outback tours for special interest groups such as: Birdwatchers, Bushwalkers, Botanists, Photographers, Artists as well as remote 4WD expeditions. Our guides offer specialist knowledge in flora, fauna and geology on each tour. Each year we have different tours, so it is worth checking back to our website to see what is on offer.

As well as a full schedule of departures each year, we can organise a custom made itinerary for groups. We can organise dates to suit you as we have access to many 4WD vehicles that can accommodate 2 – 50 people. Within our resources, we have access to camping and accommodation in many areas. We can provide local guides, and cooks along with our modern fleet of vehicles.

We work closely with many other organisations to create unique itineraries every year. These include ‘Birds Australia’, ‘Birding NSW’, ‘Australian Wildlife Conservancy”, We understand their needs and can accommodate them to suit their members. Often they require different tours every year, so it keeps us researching new areas to visit.

We have also managed numerous other groups, family groups, clubs and overseas groups, customising itineraries between 5 – 50 people. Those that choose to travel with us, choose to travel Australia with us!

For more information:

www.outbacktracktours.com

Contact details:

68 Whiting Street
Artarmon
NSW 2064

PH: +61 2 9439-3010
FAX: +61 2 9439-3050

email: resobt@aapt.net.au

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Endemic Bird Tours Australia

Endemic Bird Tours Australia specialises in customised birdwatching tours within Australia. Our focus is to provide you with the most rewarding birding experience possible - whether you wish to see numerous species at a faster pace or fewer species at a gentler pace, we are here to arrange a tour that suits you. Our tours range from half-day trips to extended tours of any length of time - you tell us what you wish to see and we will customise an itinerary to suit.

With over 330 endemic species of birds, Australia is a country not be missed for seeing unique birds found nowhere else. Indeed, Australia is considered a world ‘hotspot’ of endemism, not only in terms of birds, but in biodiversity in general (for example Australia ranks as the country with the most endemic reptiles and mammals and second in terms of birds – only Indonesia ranks higher).

Endemic Bird Tours Australia is operated by brothers, Mick and Steve Roderick, who between them offer nearly 40 years of birding in Australia. We are based in Newcastle, in the Hunter Region on the east coast of New South Wales, about a 2 hour drive north from Sydney. The area is served by frequent trains that operate from all parts of Sydney, including the International Airport.

The Hunter Region has a bird list of over 420 species, which is about half of the total species recorded within Australia. This is a testament to the variety of habitats found here and even on a single day tour we can combine rainforest birding with dry woodlands, open forests and of course, the significant Hunter Estuary. During the spring / summer season, finding well over 100 species in a day is easily achievable if we visit the range of habitats on offer.

The region is also is famous for its wineries and in particular it’s Semillon and Shiraz vines – we can provide itineraries that combine quality woodland birding with world-class wine-tasting.

Keep in mind that we are not restricted to just birdwatching tours - we are able to show you many unique facets of the Australian environment. Please take a look around our website and feel free to contact us if you have any queries.

Contact:
Mick Roderick
61 2 4023 0322
61 421 761 237
info@endemicbirdtours.com.au or mickhhb@yahoo.com.au
www.endemicbirdtours.com.au

 

Dr Greg Clancy - Bird Tour Guide

Dr Greg Clancy runs a professional ecological consultancy and bird-wildlife guiding business based at Coutts Crossing, near Grafton, on the NSW North Coast. Bird guiding and tour sites are mainly within the Clarence Valley and Coffs Coast area but more extended trips are available to see the wildlife of western NSW at places such as Sturt, Mutawintji and Kinchega National Parks. Greg has a current Parks Eco Pass covering many of the national parks in northern and western NSW. The north coast of NSW is one of the most biodiverse areas in Australia being a place where the southern (Bassian) flora and fauna species overlap with the northern (Torresian) floras and fauna species. Greg also has a knowledge of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates and plants in addition to his vast experience with birds. The great biodiversity of the area means that a species list of over 100 species of birds in one day is usual, even in the cooler months. Trips to target the more difficult species can also be arranged, where quality, rather than quantity is the object. Spotlighting tours to the Washpool National Park are offered as are tours to enjoy the fauna and flora of local wetlands, rainforests, dry open forest, estuaries and beaches.

Access to the area is by plane to Grafton or Coffs Harbour airports, train to Grafton City Railway Station or road via the Pacific Highway from Sydney or Brisbane.

Please checkout my website for more details and prices and my blog where you can read reports of the trips that I make within the area.

Contact:
Dr Greg. P. Clancy
Ecologist and Birding-wildlife Guide
PO Box 63 Coutts Crossing NSW 2460
02 6649 3153 | 0429 601 960

Website: www.gregclancyecologistguide.com

Website: gregswildliferamblings.blogspot.com.au

Email: gclancy@tpg.com.au


Interstate Tour Operators visiting New South Wales

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Sicklebill Safaris

Sicklebill Safaris arranges bird and wildlife orientated tours throughout Australia. We specialise in customised private tours for individuals and small groups either with our experienced guides or will help you set up your own self guided tours through our tour arranging service. We regularly visit most of the major birding areas in Australia including the Eastern Seaboard, The Northern Territory, Tasmania, Western Australia, and the desert and mallee regions of the south.

Please visit our website at www.sicklebillsafaris.com for further information and feel free to contact us if you have any queries. We are happy to make suggestions and work with you to set up the best tour possible for your interests and budget.

Phil and Sue Gregory
Cassowary House, PO Box 387, Kuranda, Queensland 4881

Phone Intl: 61 7 4093 7318 Within Australia: 07 4093 7318
Fax Intl: 61 7 4093 9855 Within Australia: 07 4093 9855
Eddress:
sicklebill@optusnet.com.au

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WILD WATCH AUSTRALIA with experienced professional naturalist, Jonathan Munro.

Personalised bird watching and wildlife excursions for individuals and groups. Excursions can be fully accommodated and are tailored to your interests. Destinations include Cape York, Lakefield and Iron Range, Georgetown and the Western Gulf Savannah, Darwin, Kakadu and Litchfield NPs, Lamington NP, Tasmania, Victoria and most other notable birding areas within Australia. Clients include well-known international birding companies, Audubon societies, university and zoo groups and film crews.

Please visit our web site for more details:

Wild Watch Australia
http://www.wildwatch.com.au

email: info@wildwatch.com.au

P.O. Box 707 , Ravenshoe,
Queensland 4888
Australia
Phone/fax: (07)  4097 6747 or 4097 7408
International: +(617) 4097 7408
Mobile : 0429 438 064


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