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.
2023 Tour price is an estimate and will change. Tour dates could be adjusted.
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