Lead by a Top End bird expert and supported by expert local indigenous guides, this 4 nights and 5 days tour offers a chance to see some of the most sought after bird species in a spectacular setting.
Arnhem Land boasts spectacular, pristine and diverse landscapes and bird habitats: stone country, rivers, floodplains, billabongs and beaches.
With over 240 species in the Northern Territory, here is a list of 20 species you are likely to see on our tours:
White Throated Grass Wren
Olive Backed Oriole
Chestnut-Quilled Rock Pigeon
Mangrove Grey Fantail
Lavender Flanked Fairy Wren
Golden Mangrove Whistler
Accommodated at Djinkarr Luxury Lodge with all meals provided, small groups and comfortable vehicles this is bird watching at its best.
Meet your local guides:
Stuart Atkin Yirawara is a local resident of Maningrida and Traditional Owner of Gu-panga (Blyth River Mouth). A guide in Arnhem Land for 8 years and former Sea Ranger co-ordinator, Stuart is currently a senior guide for Arnhem Land Eco-Cultural Tours and specialises in bird watching and traditional hunting tours.
In Stuart’s country keep a particular eye out for the Hooded Parrot, the Red Goshawk and the Northern Rosella.
Stuart’s intimate knowledge of his country is unparalleled. You will be amazed by his gift for spotting even the most elusive birds, and charmed by his warm personality and sense of humour.
Leila Nimbadja lives on her Outstation at Djinkarr and her Homelands include the spectacular Tomkinson Floodplain. Leila has been guiding people for 5 years and works in the Maningrida Nursery.
A senior guide, Leila specialises in bush tucker, bush medicine and bird watching.
In Leila’s country keep an eye out for the Northern Shrike-Tit, White-Lined Honeyeater and the sought after Gouldian Finch. This is one of the few places that can almost guarantee a Gouldian.
Tour dates for 2012:
$4930 pp. inclusive of all meals, accommodation and transfers from Maningrida Airport.
If you can’t make a whole tour, please give us a call to talk about joining the group for a day or two!