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‘Just for the Birds’, NT Birding Trip, Australia - 1 Day

‘Just for the Birds’, NT Birding Trip, Australia
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Full Day Bird Watching Trip

An experienced local guide to help you find the glorious Gouldian Finch and Hooded Parrot. Enjoy a full day out Birdwatching (Birding) in and around Katherine looking for and observing the local birdlife species. Many species are Northern Savanna 'Specialists', some common, some not. If you have preferred target species, we can spend the day structured to look for your target list

Local 'Savannah Guide' Mick Jerram is an experienced Birding Guide and lived in 'The Territory' for 35 years.  Having intimate knowledge of the Top End wildlife, local conditions and also an idea of the seasonal variances; Mick will be able to tailor a day out to view your intended targets and more.

Most Day tours are conducted in the Katherine Region, however, Mick has an intimate knowledge of the greater region and can be available to guide you from Darwin, Victoria River, Kununurra and beyond.

Day 1
A nice and early start

Morning Session:

I will pick you up from your accommodation at 5:30AM (unless organised otherwise) and have arranged a nice hot cuppa to make sure that you are awake! Depending on the season we will start driving out and visiting local sites, based on bird species locations or your target species. The relative coolness of the morning, sees the birds most active and some congregate around isolated waterholes before searching for food before the tropical heat sets in.

Afternoon Session:

The hot afternoons is the best time to select sites which are shady and have some water available. It is a good time to enjoy some lunch while we then spend some time in the air-conditioned vehicle travelling to these sites. Often, this is a great time to take advantage of incidental sightings of raptors, perching or circling whilst hunting for prey.

As the sun drops, the birds do become a little more active and easier to find, so we visit sites which have an attraction of food or at least be nearby evening roosting areas. We will make the most of the lower intensity of the sun and then finish the day. I will drop you off back at your accommodation at around 6:00PM

Nocturnal Session

If you would like, we can pre-arrange a session looking for Owls and Buttonquails. We can continue this after a break for dinner. An extra cost of $100per person will apply.

Some of the wildlife we expect to see are:

Key Birds: Gouldian Finch, Long-tailed Finch, Masked Finch, Crimson Finch, Double-barred Finch, Zebra Finch, Chestnut-breasted Mannikin, Hooded Parrot, Red-winged Parrot, Northern Rosella, Red-collared Lorikeet, Northern Crested Shrike-tit, Black-necked Stork, Brolga, Great Egret, White-faced Heron, Nankeen Night Heron, Red-tailed Black Cockatoo, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Galah, Cockatiel, Northern Fantail, Arafura Fantail, Willie Wagtail, Shining Flycatcher, Paperbark Flycatcher, Tawny Grassbird, Golden-headed Cisticola, White-bellied Sea-eagle, Wedge-tailed Eagle, Black-breasted Buzzard, Brown Goshawk, Grey Goshawk, Collared Sparrowhawk, Rufous-throated Honeyeater, White-gaped Honeyeater, White-throated Honeyeater, Spangled Drongo, White-throated Gerygone, Red-backed Fairywren, Golden-headed Cisticola, Jacky Winter, White-winged Triller

What is included?

  • Guide and vehicle
  • Snacks and water
  • Lunch (quick on-the-go style)
  • Spare Binoculars if required (please advise)
  • Spotting Scope

What is not included?

  • Travel Insurance
  • Other drinks
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Anything that is not mention in the 'included' list above

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Why book with NT Immersions?

We are a LOCALLY BASED, highly accredited and award winning company, proud to have lived and operated in the region for 25+ years. We have a high standard of guiding and often train and support other operators. We are a very personable operation which really focuses on our GUESTS experience in fine detail. We cater to those who wish to really experience the Top End, to get out there and get up close to nature. We are a local Katherine Tour Operator guiding the Famous Jatbula Trail in Nitmiluk National Park and offering some really wild walks – The Dreaming Place Trail from the Manyallaluk Aboriginal Community to Nitmiluk Gorge, and a new walk from Koolpin Gorge to Twin Falls in Kakadu National Park.

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Tour Facts

  • Full Day Trip
  • Katherine Region, Northern Territory, Australia
  • Birds
  • 1 to 6 pax
  • Moderate