Our East Coast Australian adventure culminates on the island of Tasmania, where our extension will see us searching for all of Tasmania’s endemic (12 species) and near-endemic species. Our chances of seeing every single Tasmanian endemic and near-endemic is excellent and highlights should include the critically endangered Forty-spotted Pardalote, the rare Scrubtit, Tasmanian Nativehen, Yellow Wattlebird, Green Rosella, Pink and Dusky Robins, Black Currawong, Tasmanian Thornbill, Tasmanian Scrubwren, Yellow-throated, Black-headed and Strong-billed Honeyeaters, Tasmanian Boobook, the beautiful Swift Parrot (currently one of the most endangered species on Earth!), Little Penguin, Sooty Oystercatcher, Black-faced Cormorant and the pure white colour morph of Grey Goshawk. Mammal-wise, we’ll be on the lookout for Tasmanian Devils, Eastern and Spot-tailed Quolls and the endearing Wombat among others.
Little Penguin; Musk Duck; Black-faced Cormorant; Wedge-tailed Eagle; Tasmanian Nativehen; Hooded Plover; Banded Lapwing; Pacific & Kelp Gulls; Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo; Long-billed Corella; Swift Parrot; Green Rosella; Superb Fairywren; Southern Emu-wren; Forty-spotted & Striated Pardalotes; Scrubtit; Tasmanian Thornbill; Tasmanian Scrubwren; Striated Fieldwren; Yellow Wattlebird; Yellow-throated, Strong-billed & Black-headed Honeyeaters; Eastern Spinebill; Flame, Scarlet, Pink & Dusky Robins; Black Currawong; Beautiful Firetail.
Platypus; Eastern & Spotted-tailed Quolls; Tasmanian Devil; Common Wombat; Common Brush-tailed Possum; Red-necked Wallaby; Tasmanian Pademelon.
woodland, wet forest and coastal scrub
cool in mornings and evenings, warm during the day
8 with 1 Rockjumper leader
good to excellent
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.
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.
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.
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 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!
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