Sandhill Grasswren- 3 day bush-camping trips

A 3 day expedition from Alice Springs to see one of Australia's newest and most desirable birds: the Sandhill Grasswren

 Sandhill Grasswren ©Mark Carter 2017

Sandhill Grasswren ©Mark Carter 2017

 

  • Sandhill Grasswren Amytornis oweni species reinstated in 2013

  • 100% success rate in finding this bird on tours- why risk ‘dipping’?

  • Several breeding locations on the itinerary

  • Other species regularly seen: Inland Dotterel, Banded Whiteface, Cinnamon Quailthrush, Pied, White-fronted and Black Honeyeater, Little Buttonquail, Chiming Wedgebill, Black-breasted Buzzard.

  • Chance of Princess Parrot and Scarlet-chested Parrot

  • Mammals include Spinifex Hopping mouse, Red Kangaroo and Dingo

  • Genuine small group tour- Max 4 birders (3 max on the Photographer's tour)

  • Incredible scenery opportunities for landscape and night sky photography

 

Outline Itinerary

Day One- Depart Alice Springs. Drive with stops at a couple of good general birding spots on-route. We arrive at the first Sandhill Grasswren location late afternoon. Bird hard until sunset then travel to our campsite.

Day Two- Depart campsite at pre-dawn to get into position in prime Sandhill Grasswren habitat for dawn. Bird until lunchtime. Between noon and 3pm is normally 'down time' for our bird so take the chance to review your photos or relax. Grasswrening begins again at 3pm and continues until dusk.

Day Three- Once again we depart the campsite at pre-dawn to get into position in prime Sandhill Grasswren habitat. We can keep birding into mid morning, then its time to hit the road back to Alice Springs with an estimated time of arrival c.5pm.  

2019- Custom Dates Only

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