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Coochiemudlo Island Willdife Walking Trip, South East Queensland, Australia - 1 Day

Coochiemudlo Island Willdife Walking Trip, South East Queensland, Australia

Wildlife Walking Trip to Coochiemudlo Island

one-day walking trip to Coochiemudlo Island through coastal woodlands and mangroves and on long sandy beaches and rocky platforms. Bush stone-curlews stare with big yellow eyes, sea eagles and other raptors are common, and thousands of blue soldier crabs march across the beach at low tide. “Coochiemudlo” means the red cliffs are important to the Aborigines.

Mondays and Tuesdays are recommended to avoid clashing with the Wed-Friday three-day wildlife tour and weekend crowds: it is common to have these beaches pretty much to ourselves on weekdays

Invasive weeds are a problem in some sections of the island. Let us know in advance if you'd like to spend a short time helping the Coochiemudlo Coast Care group pull a few of these to improve the habitat for young native plants, lizards and ground-foraging birds.

Alternative Trip Name: Coochiemudlo Island Trip
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Why book with Araucaria Ecotours?

The birdwatching day-trip has been designed and usually led by a zoologist (Ronda) with several decades experience of research on bird ecology and behaviour in southeast Queensland and elsewhere in Australia. Our other main guide is Ronda’s son Darren, a keen amateur naturalist who has been exploring our forests for a lifetime and very knowledgable. While designed to maximise the number of species seen in a variety of habitats (from wetlands to rainforest) the focus is on birds as part of the ecosystem and how their behaviour reflects this, not on dashing from one bird to the next or finding obscure species for life-lists. Many of our guests do add substantially to their lifelists as well: it’s just not our major focus. We happily cater for novice birdwatchers, bird photographers and for general nature enthusiasts for whom birds are just part of the delight and fascination with wild areas. Although some of our guests request tours with no children (which we respect), we do encourage families on other days, and also lead child-focussed tours with various games included to help children (and their parents!) learn about our birds). We understand that not all bird-lovers are physically fit, and can easily adjust our tours to include as little walking as possible while still seeing many birds. We abide by environmental standards, which includes not only waste reduction, fuel efficiency etc. but also minimising our impact on the birds and other wildlife we find. Since our own research is on-going and we also add information to other databases, guests are very welcome to engage in a bit of citizen science along the way. Special interests can be catered for with advance notice. We have attended food safety courses and are even more strict than usual in hygiene since Covid-19, adopting social distancing, applying disinfectants to bus seats and handles between tours and always travel with hand sanitiser.

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AUD187 / per person
This tour is operated by: Araucaria Ecotours
4.96 based on 4 reviews

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4.96 Based on 4 reviews