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 94 native families of Australian birds, seven occur only there. Some 370 of the nearly 900 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.

We also offer our popular post-tour extension to Tasmania. We will search for all twelve of the endemic birds and the enigmatic Tasmanian Devil amid some of Australia's most beautiful scenery.

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Client comment
"I'd had a lifelong dream to visit Australia, and Field Guides has been going there for many years. The guides on our tour, Chris Benesh and Doug Gochfeld, are exceptional birders, great with people, have contacts all over the country and can pull it off without too much discomfort in spite of the long distances! Your office service was seamless and exceptional. Many thanks for a fabulous trip and terrific memories of Australia's extraordinary bird life." J.R., AUSTRALIA

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