For birders and naturalists, Australia has much to offer.  
Australia has over 775 species of birds, and 340 of these
are endemics with over 200 endemics cost effective to find
for most bird watchers. Besides the endemics, the trip
offers good looks at numerous other bird species.  

Besides the birds, most visitors to Australia are interested
in some of the 380 mammal species and some really
interesting reptiles and amphibians. Each of the trips
below offers a chance to see 30 mammal species each for
a total of 50 combined, including 20 species of macropods
(kangaroos, wallabies and relatives), up to 10 species of
gliders and possums.  Most everyone wants to see
Playtpus and Tasmanian Devil.   

Southern Australia:  With the leadership of the
Australian biologist, Dr. Tonia Cochran, eight lucky birders
will have a chance to bird and enjoy wildlife in Southern
Australian natural areas. We will visit several habitats from
mountain to coastline and have a chance at many of
Australia’s endemic bird (about 100) and mammal species
(around 30).  Some of the endemics we should see:
Albert's Lyrebird, Green Catbird, Regent Bowerbird, Forty-
spotted Pardalote, three honeyeaters endemic to
Tasmania, and Tasmanian Native Hen. In addition we will
see a selection of Australia’s many marsupials plus the
koala, kangaroo and a scarce wallabies. Of course, we will
expect to see the endangered Tasmanian Devil. Even
widely distributed birds like Short-tailed Shearwater and
Little Penguin will likely be seen. As this trip includes
O'Reilly's and Kangaroo Island, this trip will surely be a trip
of the life time.




Northern Australia: With the leadership of the
Australian biologist, Dr. Tonia Cochran, eight lucky birders
will have a chance to bird and enjoy wildlife in Northern
Australian natural areas. Key birding sites include Fogg
Dam, Kakadu National Park, Atherton Tablelands and the
Great Barrier Reef.  With a wide range of habitats
(including mangrove swamps, arid semi-desert, seasonally
flooded grasslands, eucalyptus woodlands, montane
rainforest, shore mudflats and offshore tropical islands)
and good solid trip plan, we hope to find around 90 plus
Australia endemic birds. The key species here include  
Partridge Pigeon, Rainbow Pitta, Varied Lorikeet,
Chestnut-backed Buttonquail, Black-banded Fruit-Dove,
White-throated Grasswren, Golden Bowerbird, Tooth-
billed Catbird, Victoria's Riflebird, and Lovely Fairywren for
just a start.  




Third Version:  Do Both Northern and Southern
Australia Back to Back for Four Weeks of
Australia Birding and Wildlife Watching:
If you
have the time, why not enjoy the trip of a life time and
enjoy both of these trips back to back.  We have
scheduled these trips to be done separately or back to
back, as is your choice.   
Brief Overview of Each Trip
Two or Three Choices for Birding in Australia
Birding
and Wildlife Watching
in Australia
Southern Australia, Northern Australia
or 4 Weeks for Both
Photo by Chris Tzaros.
Photo by Bob Lewis.
Photo by Bob Lewis.
Photo by Bob Lewis.
Photo by Bob Lewis.
Photo by Bob Lewis.
For more information or to sign up for one of our trips, call Charles or Alison at
888-203-7464 or Charles directly at 720-320-1974 or by email at
info@PIBird.com.