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** NEW **

* 2016 & 2018 - Christmas & Cocos Islands

Richard Baxter

Richard Baxter

Rainbow Lorikeet

Rainbow Lorikeet

Black-necked Stork

Black-necked Stork

** LATEST **

* 2016 - Christmas Cocos 14 days - $4200.

* Christmas and Cocos Videos Uploaded

Phil Hansbro

Phil Hansbro

Gouldian Finch

Gouldian Finch

Rose-crowned Fruit Dove

Rose-crowned Fruit Dove

Golden Morph White-tailed Tropicbird

Golden Morph White-tailed Tropicbird

Australia's Local and Offshore
Wildlife and Birdwatching Specialists

Australia has about 900 endemic/migratory species and our tour area is home to over 300 of these at different times of the year. Our 1 or 2 day tours are an excellent way of seeing many of Australia's unique bird species.

Birding Tours Australia operates several specific trips around Newcastle, The Hunter Valley and Sydney. Newcastle sits just north of Sydney and is surrounded by easily accessible and superb birding habitat once you’ve escaped the Sydney city area.  We can also organise custom tours around New South Wales, anywhere in Australia or in fact anywhere in our local part of the world (PNG, Solomons, Lesser Sundas, New Britain & New Ireland).  Our customised tours in recent years have ranged from 1 day to 6 weeks.  No Australian bird is too hard for us to look for.  Whether you need to see specific Australian endemics or families we can organise your logistics and itinerary without fuss.  We can even organise a private Night Parrot search if you’re dedicated enough!

We also specialise in Australia’s offshore territories and conduct tours to Christmas Island, Cocos-keeling Islands, North Keeling, Lord Howe and Norfolk as well as the Torres Strait Islands of Boigu and Saibai, as well as several pelagic trips.

All our tours can be conducted at a pace to suit your needs from relaxed to extreme, but all will concentrate on locating as many species as possible across various habitats.

An Introduction To Your Guides

Your tour guides are well known Australian birders Richard Baxter & Phil Hansbro. They are both young (relatively!!!), fit & very knowledgeable about the local birds. They are extremely friendly, helpful & approachable.

Both have travelled extensively around the local region, Australia and its territories, seeing over 750 species. As well as an avid birder Richard is an exceptional organizer and will make sure that everything goes to plan on what ever trip you participate.

Phil was born in June 1965 & is originally from England. He has been in Australia on & off for the past 20 years & in Newcastle since November 1999. He has travelled extensively throughout Australia clocking up over 750 species. Phil holds special interests in both Seabirds and Waders. His high level identification expertise stems from working with these birds in Australia and in over 40 countries spanning every continent.

Through their considerable expertise both in Australia and abroad, your guides know habitats intimately. They know exactly where to look and what to look for, ensuring you will have a great time and maximise your experiences in any region.

Birding tours Australia is based in Newcastle, New South Wales, an easy 1.5hrs drive north of Sydney International Airport.

Prices are quoted per person.

All prices include GST (Goods & Services Tax)