Overview

During this exciting Australia birding tour we will cover an incredible range of habitats travelling across the eastern portion of the country, including lush expanses of dense tropical rainforest to the dry endless stretches of the desolate outback. As a consequence of these varied biomes, our combined birding and wildlife Australian safari adventure will see us encounter a fantastic collection of endemic birds and incredible mammals, most of which occur nowhere else on our planet!

We will commence our Australia birding tour in northern Queensland in search of Victoria’s Riflebird from the bird-of-paradise family, Tooth-billed Bowerbird, rare Golden Bowerbird, Beach Stone-curlew, and the outrageous Southern Cassowary! Later on our Australia birding tour, we continue to the world-famous Lamington NP in search of Superb Lyrebird, Australian King Parrots and the strikingly plumaged Regent Bowerbird, amongst numerous other potential highlights. Flying south we then stop in at Sydney for a pelagic trip, before birding into the interior for several dry-country species, including the strange Plains-wanderer, endangered Regent Honeyeater, and a plethora of colourful parrots that include Galah, Red-tailed Black Cockatoo and Long-billed Corella - and much besides! (For those wishing to maximize their time and birding opportunities in this remarkable land, we strongly recommend also joining our Australia - Southwest Extension tour.)

Please note that a Rockjumper leader will not accompany this tour unless a minimum of 9 participants are signed up. In the case of insufficient sign-ups, a professional and very experienced local guide will lead the tour instead.

Tour Facts Top Birds
Emu, Southern Cassowary, Black-necked Stork, Great-billed Heron, Wedge-tailed Eagle, Spotted Harrier, Black Falcon, Brolga, Sarus Crane, Radja Shelduck, Pink-eared & Musk Duck, Plainswanderer, Australian Bustard, Beach Stone-curlew, Hooded Plover, Red-necked Avocet, Banded Stilt, Inland Dotterel, Australian Pratincole, Victoria's & Paradise Riflebird, Noisy Pitta, Superb & Alberts Lyrebird, Rose-crowned, Wompoo & Superb Fruit Dove, Bar-shouldered Dove, Topknot & Squatter Pigeon, Torresian Imperial Pigeon, King Parrot, Eastern Ground Parrot, Powerful & Rufous Owl, Australian Owlet-nightjar, Yellow-tailed & Red-tailed Black Cockatoo, Major Mitchell's Cockatoo, Golden, Regent, Satin & Great Bowerbird, Regents, Mangrove & Macleay’s Honeyeater, Ground Cuckooshrike, Lovely, Superb & Splendid Fairywren, Diamond Firetail
Top Mammals
Koala, Duck-billed Platypus, Short-beaked Echidna, Spotted-tailed Quoll, Long-nosed Bandicoot, Common Wombat, Common Ringtail Possum,  Greater, Yellow-bellied & Sugar Glider, Striped & Brush-tailed Possum, Rufous Bettong, Lumholtz's Tree Kangaroo, Swamp Wallaby, Eastern Grey & Red Kangaroo, Musky Rat Kangaroo, Spectacled Flying Fox, Dingo
Habitats Covered
woodland, tropical and temperate forest, swamps, riverine woodland, grasslands, coastal bush, estuaries and ocean
Expected Climate
hot and humid in north, cooler in the interior mountains of the central areas
Max Group Size
12 with 1 Rockjumper leader and 1 local leader
Tour Pace & Walking
easy going, short trails with some hills
Accommodation
very comfortable throughout
Ease of Birding
mostly easy birding with a few tricky species
Number of Species Expected
370-400
Photographic Opportunities
excellent
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Erik Forsyth did a great job, and both his remarkable knowledge and his unflagging good humor were indispensable; I look forward to traveling with him again in the future.

Erik Forsyth is a wonderful guy, so enjoyable to travel with. He is knowledgeable, down to earth and quite humorous! We did New Zealand with Erik a few years ago and would definitely go with him on other Rockjumper Trips in the future. Also, we would recommend Erik to others considering him as their leader.

Erik Forsyth went above and beyond to give personal attention to each participant. How does he do it? Lack of sleep and a packed itinerary would challenge the best guide, but he seems to always be positive and light-hearted. Cracking dry jokes and comments – loved it!

We enjoyed travelling with Steve Davidson. He is very knowledgeable and more than willing to assist anyone with getting on birds, and he takes time to explain where the bird is.

Steve Davidson was great! Kept the tour together and made sure everyone was engaged, enjoyed themselves, and saw everything. Very personable and genuinely cared about everyone's happiness. Plus, he was great finding the birds.

Dates, Leaders and Pricing
2022 DEPARTURES
2023 DEPARTURES
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