Birdwatching adventures based from Australia's premier Wildlife Town

'Alice Springs Big Day' Birding tours

 Bourke Parrot at the nest ©Mark Carter

Bourke Parrot at the nest ©Mark Carter

The most popular tour. Starting before dawn and ending after dusk this is a big day spent hunting the bird highlights of the area. From Rufous-crowned Emuwrens and Dusky Grasswren in the dawn light to Bourke's Parrots at dusk, I shape the day to maximise your time with the best birds. I have arrangements in place to access the Alice Springs Sewage Ponds (min.1 business day notice required). We visit my favourites sites most of which are not in any site guidebook. In a full day in a normal season over 100 species is acheivable. As with all my trips, if you send me a 'target list' of species you'd like to prioritise I'll craft a special itinerary to suit. Birding with me is a very efficient way to get the regions special species- doing it on you down can take a week or more to see what I can find you in an average day.

  • Targets include Rufous-crowned Emuwren, Dusky Grasswren, Bourkes Parrot and Grey Honeyeater
  • Full day or half day options
  • Alice Springs sewage ponds access included
  • Over 100 species regularly seen on full day tour 
  • Morning Tea included

For availability and prices contact me using the form at the bottom of this page. 

 Grey Honeyeater ©Mark Carter June 2017

Grey Honeyeater ©Mark Carter June 2017

'Alice Springs Ultimate' Birding tour (3 days)

A three day epic adventure based in Alice Springs visiting every key site for every species on the list! Day one is akin to the 'Big Day' above, but days two and three head further afield to look for the trickier species which need us to invest a bit more time. As well as our Alice Springs regular specials like Rufous-crowned Emu-wren, we search for birds like Inland Dotterel and Cinnamon Quail-thrush and spend a bit more time on birds like Grey Honeyeater and Painted Finch. The exact rundown of sites and birds targeted changes with the seasons and with respect to what is happening in the landscape. Each day begins pre-dawn from your accommodation in Alice Springs and ends back there after or on dusk.

Please note that Sandhill Grasswren and Eyrean Grasswren are not possible on this trip. For these species dedicated multi-day expeditions are required.

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