Alice Springs Sewage Ponds: Birding and Photography Tours

 Sharp-tailed Sandpipers and Black-winged Stilt are common species at the Ponds ©Mark Carter 2017

Sharp-tailed Sandpipers and Black-winged Stilt are common species at the Ponds ©Mark Carter 2017

The Alice Springs Sewage Ponds are World-famous for the diversity and quality of birds they attract. With a list of over 200 species seen and regulars such as Orange Chat, Australian Spotted Crake, Red-necked Avocet, Long-toed Stint, Freckled Duck, Sharp-tailed and Wood Sandpiper and Black Falcon its the unmissable Australian birding hotspot. In recent years vagrant or dispersive birds like Oriental Plover, Red-necked Phalarope, Little Curlew, Oriental Pratincole, Painted Snipe, Ruff and Long-toed Stint have dropped in for extended stays. It is an exciting and extensive site well worth exploring.  

There are three options for visiting the Ponds with Mark Carter Birding and Wildlife:

  • Book onto any of my Alice Springs-based birding or bird photography tours (Ponds access included as standard)
  • Book onto a scheduled Alice Springs Sewage Ponds tour date- Details coming soon.
  • Book a private guided session (ideal for groups). Book these using the form below.

Note: online inductions are NOT necessary for access to this site with Mark Carter Birding and Wildlife. On-site inductions are performed before each tour.

I want to book a private guided session at the Sewage Ponds *
I want to book a private guided session at the Sewage Ponds