Birdwatching in Australia Tour
A 6-day Birding Australia tour in the centre of the Australian Outback from the town of Alice Springs. Surrounded by a variety of habitats and iconic destinations such as Uluru (Ayers Rock) and the Olgas, it is a great area for a few days’ birding (6 Days).
Using Alice Springs as a base, the Red Centre Adventure will take you through a variety of habitats in search of many exciting bird species. We take daily trips out to different areas targeting enigmatic birds such as Dusky Grasswren, Rufous-crowned Emu-wren, Spinifexbird, Grey Honeyeater, Chiming Wedgebill, Western Bowerbird, Spinifex Pigeon Painted Finch and maybe even Grey Falcon…! We’ll then travel on remote outback gravel roads to King's Canyon, while a noble Wedge-tailed Eagle slowly lifts off the (unsealed) road ahead of us. Here we stay at a comfortable lodge on the edge of the canyon with its ever-changing hues of red as the sun sets. Walking around the canyon should get us up & close to the elusive Dusky Grasswren. The final part of the trip leads us out to see Uluru (Ayers Rock) and its resident Sandhill Grasswrens while the majestic Major Mitchell's Cockatoo can be seen feeding on seeds on the ground.
Birding Australia couldn't get any more iconic than this. The Red Centre evokes a sense of adventure, remoteness and awe-inspiring vast landscapes, inhabited by some of the world's most remarkable bird species. It’s a small group tour of like-minded people (max. 8 participants); all-inclusive, fully guided, departing from and returning to Alice Springs. There’s no ‘roughing it’ on this tour and we’ll be staying in comfortable en-suite accommodation. July-August is the perfect time to explore the outback as the weather is generally mild. Expect to see around 150 species, including many of the local specialties, some great scenery and a comfortable trip mostly on sealed roads.
The tour includes a visit to see one of Australia's famous natural landmarks: Uluru (Ayers Rock), where Sandhill Grasswrens skulk in the spiky Spinifex grass surrounding the rock. We’re offering a seamless connection to our preceding and subsequent tours with instant discount!
Top 5 highlights:
- Some of the world's most iconic outback bird species: Dusky Grasswren, Rufous-crowned Emu-wren, Spinifexbird, Grey Honeyeater, Chiming Wedgebill, Western Bowerbird, Spinifex Pigeon, Painted Finch...
- Marvel at huge flocks of Budgerigars wheeling through the outback sky chased by the enigmatic Grey Falcon while secretive Grasswrens run about the sand dunes and the stately Brolga Crane struts about in the Red Centre outback.
- Birding Australia couldn't get any more iconic than here. The Red Centre evokes a sense of adventure, remoteness and awe-inspiring vast landscapes, inhabited by some of the world's most remarkable bird species.
- Watch Dusky Grasswrens run around the edge of Kings Canyon: no bird species better evokes a sense of the Australian outback than the elusive Grasswrens.
- Watch the sunset over one of Australia's famous natural landmarks: Uluru (Ayers Rock), which takes on ever-changing shades of red as the light fades.
If you'd like to have a look at other tours, check out the South-West Endemics Australian Birding Tour.
Alternative Name: Red Centre Birding Tour