Birdwatching Tour in the Tropical Far North Queensland, Australia
This 8-day Birds of Far North Queensland Tour which is moderately-paced trip available as a set departure (or on request) takes you through Tropical Far North Queensland, without doubt, one of the best locations for birdwatching in Australia with over 200 species possible - most of them endemics - yet maintaining a relaxed pace.
A variety of tropical habitats including rainforests, palm-fringed beaches, mangrove-lined mudflats, savannahs, and cool mountain ranges result in a bird diversity unparalleled elsewhere in the country.
Commencing in Cairns, we’ll bird the local area and head to the well-known Atherton Tablelands where our lodge's tropical gardens and streamside forests are sure to impress. But the most exciting part of this birdwatching Australia tour is when we traverse the remote, unique Cape York Peninsula, with its under-explored savannah woodlands and bird-rich rainforests.
During this Birds of Far North Queensland Tour throughout Tropical Far North Queensland, we aim to find all local specialties. Expect over 200 species, most of which are endemics, and other important birds this area is well-known for such as Magnificent Riflebird, Frill-necked Monarch, Blue-faced Parrot-finch, Lovely Fairy-wren, White-streaked Honeyeater, Papuan Frogmouth, nesting Red Goshawks, Palm Cockatoo, Eclectus Parrot, Yellow-bellied Kingfisher and many more, including of course the rare Southern Cassowary.
We’ll have rare access to Goldenshouldered Parrot nesting sites and will also explore the remote Lakefield region. In the evenings, if you like, we’ll go night spotting for owls and mammals; and this Australia birdwatching tour spends no less than two days in the Iron Range rainforests, one of Australia’s premier and unique ecosystems. From tall forest to heath to coastal bush, Iron Range has a diversity of habitat and a range of wildlife found nowhere else on the planet.
We target gems such as Marbled Frogmouth, Large-tailed Nightjar We’ll also look for mammals such as Bandicoot, Sugar Glider, Northern Striped Possum, Red-necked Wallaby, and Tree Kangaroo. Enquire now for the full itinerary and checklist!
Birds of Far North Queensland Tour highlights include:
- Watch the magnificent Palm Cockatoo Cockatoo "drumming" on a tree branch, using a small stick
- Get up close and personal (not too close!) with the ancient Southern Cassowary
- Observe the elusive Goulden-shouldered Parrot at its nest in a tall termite-mound2
- Marvel at the rich birdlife of the 180-million-year old Daintree Rainforest from aboard an electric boat on the Daintree river
- Enjoy a very pleasant climate - the tropical dry season; beautiful scenery; yet a sense of adventure remains as we explore off-the-beaten-track locations
Please note: this tour is also available as a private tour on request and subject to availability. Please complete the enquiry form and let us know your preferred dates to travel.
You might be interested in a tour in a different part of Australia: our 13-days Bird Watching Australia Great Southern Tour
Alternative Tour Name: Tropical & Far North Queensland Australia birding tour