Our Queensland Outback birding adventure explores the remote and scenic corners of Western Queensland and the Gulf Country where many of Australia’s most desirable and seldom-seen endemics await us. This comprehensive tour targets all the region’s specialties in the unique and fascinating spinifex-dominated, stunted-Eucalyptus woodland, arid plains and savannah that covers much of this part of the continent. The birding is truly fantastic and we’ll be searching for a number of rare and little-known gems like Carpentarian and Kalkadoon Grasswrens, Masked, Long-tailed, Painted, Gouldian and Star Finches, Spinifex Pigeon, Spinifexbird, Grey and Black Falcons, Black-chested Buzzard, Red-backed Kingfisher, Ground Cuckooshrike, Purple-crowned Fairywren, Pictorella Mannikin, Rufous-crowned Emu-wren, Hall’s Babbler and Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush to mention just a few of the possible highlights we hope to encounter on this specialist Australian birding tour.
Carpentarian, Striated (Rusty) and Kalkadoon Grasswrens, Masked, Black-throated, Long-tailed, Painted, Gouldian, Crimson and Star Finches, Spinifex Pigeon, Spinifexbird, Grey and Black Falcons, Black-chested Buzzard, Spotted Harrier, Red-backed Kingfisher, Ground Cuckooshrike, Purple-crowned and Red-backed Fairywrens, Pictorella Mannikin, Rufous-crowned Emu-wren, Hall’s Babbler, Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush, Grey-fronted, Banded, Black and Grey-headed Honeyeaters, Red-browed Pardalote, Pale-headed Rosella, Brolga, Australian Pratincole, White-breasted Whistler, Mangrove and Buff-sided Robins, Mangrove Fantail, Sandstone Shrikethrush, White-browed, Masked, Black-faced and Little Woodswpallows, Great and Spotted Bowerbirds, Black-tailed Treecreeper, Cockatiel, Australian Ringneck, Budgerigar and Square-tailed Kite.
eucalyptus woodland and savannah, Open plains and grasslands, coastal mangroves, coastal and fresh-water wetlands, spinifex-dominated arid woodland
warm to hot days and cool nights, clear skies, rain not expected during this time of year
Max Group Size
4 with 1 Rockjumper leader
Tour Pace & Walking
easy to moderate with some walking, several early starts, a few long drives and generally long, on-the-go days
good throughout with a few basic hotels but these are still clean and comfortable
Ease of Birding
Seemingly endless Outback plains and savannah, vast expanses of wilderness, beautiful sunrises and sunsets, wonderful scenery