FINDING BIRDS AROUND ALICE SPRINGS. Alice Spring is a mecca for wildlife, most sites are within a day trip of the city, here are just a few. (Photo left to right – Inland Dotterel, Letter-winged Kite, Crimson Chat, Australian Ringneck Parrot) ALICE SPRINGS WEATHER Located just South of the Tropic of Capricorn the town of Alice Springs straddles the usually dry Todd River on the northern side of the MacDonnell Ranges. Alice Springs is located in Central Australia, also known as the Red..
Blog Category: Birding Locations
FINDING BIRDS AROUND DARWIN. We’re fortunate enough here in Darwin to have so many amazing places to see wildlife, most within 100 kms of the city, here are just a few. (Photo left to right – Azure Kingfisher, Leaden Flycatcher (Female), Black-tailed Tree-creeper, Emerald Dove) DARWIN’S WEATHER Darwin has a tropical savanna climate with distinct wet and dry seasons and the average maximum temperature is remarkably similar all year round. The dry season runs from about May to September,..
GUIDE TO FINDING BIRDS IN KAKADU NATIONAL PARK, NT (Photo left to right – Blue-winged Kookaburra, Partridge Pigeon, Red Goshawk & Varied Sittella ABOUT KAKADU NATIONAL PARK Kakadu National Park is a protected area about 170 km East of Darwin in the Northern Territory. The park covers an area of 19,804 km2 (7,646 sq mi), extending nearly 200 kilometers from north to south and over 100 kilometers from east to west. It is about one-third the size of Tasmania, or nearly half the size of..
GUIDE TO FINDING BIRDS AROUND KATHERINE & THE VICTORIA RIVER DISTRICTS, NT (Photo from left to right – Northern Shrike-Tit, Diamond Dove, Gouldian Finch & Hooded Parrot) The Victoria River and Katherine Regions have to be a couple of my favorite places to go birding. Any free time I get I find my self making the 500 km journey from Darwin to explore this area. Another great reason to head this way is there is the AMAZING fishing to be be had at Victoria River. This fills in the hottest..
GUIDE TO FINDING BIRDS AROUND CAIRNS Cairns, in Queensland’s far north, is one of the world’s premier birding hot spots. With over 400 species to be seen within a 200 km radius of the city there are plenty of opportunities to find birds to photograph. (Photo left to right – Blue-faced Parrot Finch, Buff-breasted Paradise Kingfisher, Golden Bowerbird, Noisy Pitta) NORTHERN QUEENSLAND ENDEMIC BIRDS; Tooth-billed Bowerbird, Golden Bowerbird, Victoria’s Riflebird, Sooty Owl (Lesser), Bridled &..
Black Grasswren – Darwin to Mitchell Plateau, WA (13th – 20th of September 2015) Black Grasswren; not sure if I’m the only crazy person that plans a 3000 km + cross-country round trip to the middle of no-where to maybe see a small black bird that most people have never even heard of but hey we’re always up for an adventure. Generally people are smart enough to hire a helicopter to try to find them but that sounds way too easy. We planned 8 days off in the middle of September 2015, this is..
Tandayapa Bird Lodge & Surrounds 29/09/14 – 08/09/14 When I meet Iain Campbell of Tropical Birding a few years ago he told me about his birding lodge in the Tandayapa Valley in Ecuador and that it was famous for its Hummingbirds, I told him if we ever found ourselves in Ecuador we would be sure to check it out. Lucky for us while on our travels through South American the opportunity came up to visit, we were both very keen not only for the opportunity to photograph all these amazing species..