Birding and Wildlife
Guiding - Research - Expeditions
I am Mark Carter, owner of Birding and Wildlife. I live and work in heart of the Australian arid-zone.
After years travelling and working in Scotland, mainland Europe and North Africa, in 2005 I settled in Alice Springs, Central Australia. I am a skilled birder, zoologist and ecotourism guide and have worked for several organisations in that time including Alice Springs Desert Park, NT Parks and Wildlife, Tourism NT and a Larapinta Trail trekking company. In 2010 I began offering wildlife guiding and zoology consultancy services in Central Australia- the only business of this nature in the region. After a spell in Western Australia as a full time field zoologist working on threatened species such as Pilbara Leaf-nosed Bats, Greater Bilby and Night Parrot, I returned to Alice Springs in 2013 and relaunched my guiding business. In 2015 I branched out, making the most of my intimate local wildlife knowledge to offer in-depth wildlife photography workshops and exciting photo tours. I have ongoing research interests in acoustic bird survey methods, ethnozoology and conservation biology of poorly-known desert fauna. Currently I am engaged in research focussed on the Night Parrot and observational studies of the rare Grey Honeyeater in the Northern Territory and assisting in research into NT Grasswren populations using bioacoustics.