Outback Birding Tour in Victoria and Lake Mungo, Australia
This 8-day Birding Victoria and Lake Mungo Tour is leisurely paced and available as a set departure. We cross the Great Dividing Range and travel deep into the outback of northwestern Victoria and Lake Mungo in search of the birds and wildlife that thrive in the arid central zones.
On this Birding Victoria tour you'll have a chance to explore the ancient granite outcrops, vast open plains, RAMSAR-listed ephemeral wetlands, outback rivers, salt lakes, Mallee woodlands, saltbush scrublands, undulating red dunes and ancient lakes of the Willandra World Heritage Area of the Lake Mungo Lunette.
Prime birding areas during the trip include Mount Korong Scenic Reserve, home to Wedge-tailed Eagles, Peregrine and Brown Falcons, White-browed Babblers, Gilbert's Whistler, Rainbow Bee-eaters, Southern Whitefaces and Diamond Firetails. Greater Bendigo National Park is a popular area with numerous types of Honeyeaters, Heathwrens, Brush Bronzewings and Brown Treecreepers. In Hattah Kulkyne National Park you can expect to see White-bellied Sea-eagles, numerous types of Parrot, Striated Grasswrens and Mallee Emu-wrens. Around the dry bed of Lake Mungo is a popular spot for Mulga Parrots, Mallee Ringnecks, Pink Cockatoos, Bluebonnets, Chestnut-crowned Babblers, Crested Bellbirds, Chestnut Quail-thrushes and Splendid, White-winged and Purple-backed Fairywrens.
While this Birding Victoria tour focuses on birds, you will also have ample time to observe Australia's unique mammals, reptiles and invertebrates. You will also find out about the rich heritage of Aboriginal culture stretching back 50,000 years.
All guests on the Birding Victoria adventure will be provided with species checklists to complete, which will be submitted to the appropriate online atlases as part of an important ‘citizen science’ contribution to steer conservation efforts.
Birding Victoria Tour highlights include:
- A chance to experience a wide variety of outback habitats, from dense forestland to arid desert areas
- Explore the enormous Greater Bendigo National Park
- Visit Lake Tyrell, Kerang Lakes and Mount Terrick National Park
- A day in Hattah Kulkyne National Park
- Explore Lake Mungo National Park for two days
Please note: this set-departure tour is also available as a private or custom tour on request. Please submit an enquiry with your preferred dates and group size.
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Alternative Tour Name: Mallee and Outback Birds of Victoria and Mungo