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AUSTRALIA

Tasmania Extension


Pink (or Major Mitchell's) Cockatoo sets the sky literally ablaze and is but one species among a bevy of beautiful parrots in Australia. (Photo by guide Chris Benesh)
In two parts for those with limited time. Part I covers the environs of Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, southwest Australia, and Alice Springs. Part II begins in Darwin and continues to Queensland (Cairns, Atherton Tableland, Outback Queensland, and O'Reilly's Guest House). Both parts combine for a complete birding tour of Australia.

LAST SPACES NOTE
Only one space remains open on our Oct 9, 2017 departure. Only one space remains open on our Oct 27, 2017 departure.

Australia, the "Island Continent," has been isolated since the hemispheres began and is home to one of the most exciting and unusual assemblages of native wildlife on Earth. Of the 97 native families of Australian birds, six occur only there. Some 340 of the 760 species known from Australia are endemic! There are huge Emus and the awesome Southern Cassowary, tiny fairywrens--among the world's most vividly colored birds--handsome currawongs and odd mud-nest builders, bizarre frogmouths and Australian Owlet-Nightjars, lyrebirds, and strange kingfishers--including the giant Laughing Kookaburra. And there are megapodes, parrots, pittas, fruit-doves, honeyeaters, logrunners, and whipbirds, not to mention the birds-of-paradise and bowerbirds! Among the mammals native to Australia are some of the most peculiar on Earth. A few of the special mammals we may see are Platypus, Koala, several species of kangaroos and wallabies, wombat, echidna, and arboreal possums.

Our tour will take us to wild places in each of Australia's important geographic regions. Indeed, Australia features wonderful birding and wildlife experiences throughout, and austral springtime brings out the best in this continent rich in natural wonders.

An extension to Tasmania seeks all of the island's endemics plus the enigmatic Tasmanian Devil.

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Combo Tours
If you would like a longer birding holiday, some departures of this tour may be combined with:
NEW ZEALAND

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2017 Departures
Oct 9-29 (Part I: $8475)
Oct 27 - Nov 11 (Part II: $6375)

2018 Departures
Oct 5-25 (Part I)
Oct 23 - Nov 7 (Part II)

2019 Departures
Oct 4-24 (Part I)
Oct 22 - Nov 6 (Part II)


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Guides for our tours
Chris Benesh
Jesse Fagan
John Coons
Tom Johnson
Doug Gochfeld
Cory Gregory

What to Expect
Good accommodations, easy to moderate terrain, cool to hot climate.

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