Overview

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.

Tour Facts Top Birds
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.
Top Mammals
Red Kangaroo
Habitats Covered
eucalyptus woodland and savannah, Open plains and grasslands, coastal mangroves, coastal and fresh-water wetlands, spinifex-dominated arid woodland
Expected Climate
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
Accommodation
good throughout with a few basic hotels but these are still clean and comfortable
Ease of Birding
easy throughout
Other Attractions
Seemingly endless Outback plains and savannah, vast expanses of wilderness, beautiful sunrises and sunsets, wonderful scenery
Photographic Opportunities
excellent
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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.

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.

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 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!

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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