Nowhere is Australia’s vast Outback country more varied, prolific and accessible than in the south of the country. Beginning and ending in Adelaide, we’ll traverse the region’s superb network of national parks and reserves before venturing along the remote, endemic-rich and legendary Strzelecki and Birdsville Tracks in search of a wealth of Australia’s most spectacular, specialised and enigmatic endemics such as Grey and Black Falcons, Letter-winged Kite, Black-breasted Buzzard, Chestnut-breasted and Banded Whiteface, Gibberbird, Yellow, Crimson and Orange Chats, Inland Dotterel, Flock Bronzewing, spectacular Scarlet-chested and Regent Parrots, Copperback and Cinnamon Quail-thrushes, Banded Stilt, White-browed Treecreeper, Red-lored and Gilbert’s Whistlers, an incredible array of range-restricted Grasswrens, the rare and nomadic Black and Pied Honeyeaters, Black-eared Cuckoo and the incredible Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo.

*2024 Prices are estimated and dates may change*

Tour Facts Top Birds
Grey & Black Falcons, Letter-winged Kite, Black-breasted Buzzard, Freckled Duck, Chestnut-breasted &Banded Whiteface, Gibberbird, Yellow, Crimson & Orange Chats, Inland Dotterel, Flock Bronzewing, Scarlet-chested, Regent & Elegant Parrots, Copperback and Cinnamon Quail-thrushes, Banded Stilt, White-browed & Rufous Treecreepers, Red-lored and Gilbert’s Whistlers, Striated, Short-tailed, Thick-billed, Eyrean, Grey & Western Grasswrens, Black, Pied, Tawny-crowned, White-fronted, Grey-fronted & Purple-gaped Honeyeaters, Black-eared Cuckoo, Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo, Redthroat, Southern Scrub Robin, Rufous Bristlebird, Hooded Dotterel, Cape Barren Goose, Banded Stilt, Shy Heathwren, Slender-billed Thornbill, Black-eared Miner, Splendid, Purple-backed & Blue-breasted Fairywrens, Chirruping Wedgebill, White-browed & Masked Woodswallows, Rufous Fieldwren, White-backed Swallow, Red-backed Kingfisher, Australian Pratincole, Hooded & Western Yellow Robins, Ground Cuckooshrikes and Crested Bellbird
Top Mammals
Koala, Echidna, Red & Western Grey Kangaroos, Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby and Brush-tailed Bettong
Habitats Covered
coastal wetlands, scrub and mudflats, mallee, Eucalypt woodland, Outback gravel plains, spinifex, inland wetlands
Expected Climate
warm to hot days in the interior, cool to cold nights, rain not expected but possible around the coast
Max Group Size
4 with 1 Rockjumper leader
Tour Pace & Walking
moderate with a fair amount of walking and driving and some long days and early starts
good throughout with some Outback accommodation a bit more basic but still clean and comfortable
Ease of Birding
Other Attractions
fantastic scenery in the Flinders Ranges, seemingly endless Outback vistas and wilderness, beautiful sunsets and sunrises, some interesting reptiles
Photographic Opportunities
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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.

We traveled through strangely beautiful and interesting areas and were able to get great birds – almost all the endemics of the area. Angus was good at finding the birds which often involved traveling to very remote and isolated places for 1 or 2 species. I love Australian birds – beautiful, unique, often loud and delightful. The Lake Argyle cruise was fabulous and the Yellow River cruise was a great break from riding in the van and seeing water birds from a distance.

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.

Glen was excellent at finding the birds and keeping track of who had not yet seen specific birds. By the end of the tour there were very few birds not seen by all in the group.

It was a fantastic trip. Very satisfying and Angus did a great job : he really showed us the birds and took great care that we had everything we wanted and were able to enjoy our tour.

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