Alice Springs – North South East & West
The red centre is a bright joy of light and colour, with birds and plants to match the effervescence of age and spirit. Rather than jumping around to accommodation each night we will return to Alice Springs township to check the uncommon bird species we have sighted that day.
Birds like Black-breasted Buzzard, White-fronted, Black, Grey-headed, Grey and Pied Honeyeaters, Little Button-quail, Dusky Grasswren, Western Bowerbird, Little Woodswallow and Red-backed Kingfisher, are out there and with a little guidance they will be on your checklist.
Conditions are still excellent so experience the “dead centre”, a lifetime away from your norm. Book soon to assure your seat.
Black Falcon by Nevil Lazarus
Day 1 Flights descend upon Alice Springs and we meet at 6.00pm when the tour officially begins for introductions and dinner. All 5 nights staying in Alice Springs.
Day 2 East McDonnell Ranges delightful gorges will acclimatise you to the local birdlife: Rainbow Bee-eaters, Western Bowerbirds, flocks of Budgerigars and fantastic scenery with Trephina Gorge a highlight. Night Alice Springs.
Day 3 North to Hamilton Downs and Kunoth Bore to look for Banded Whiteface amidst the White-winged Fairy-wrens, Red-browed Pardalote, Western Bowerbird and above a Black Falcon would suit the group. The Tanami Road could also bring White-browed Treecreeper, Grey Honeyeater and Banded Lapwing.
Spinifex Grass Galore
Day 4 West McDonnell Ranges are famous not only for their majesty but also for Grey Honeyeater as well as Pied and Black Honeyeaters. Further out Glen Helen Gorge along the Finke River can hold crakes before lunch at the Homestead. After Ormiston Gorge is a wonderful stroll with possibilities of Painted Finch, Spinifex Pigeon and maybe a Rufous-crowned Emu-wren.
Day 5 South, the very best till last, Deep Well Road stopping for Aboriginal paintings in Ewaninga Reserve and under magnificent Desert Oaks to spy a Cinnamon Quail-thrush or Red-tailed Black Cockatoo. Mt Peachy and its many gates will leave you feeling like you have been out in the never never, and may not return, until the Major Mitchells bring you zinging back to life.
Budgerigars by Nevil Lazarus
Day 6 Owen Springs is possible before out flights out today with Qantas at 1.10pm. We will be taking advantage of the flowering trees and conditions that fluctuate from year to year, so the itinerary may change to suit these booms.
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$3483.00 per person double/twin share
(excludes airfares to and from Alice Springs NT)
$250.00 single supplement
Please phone Follow That Bird to check if seats are available then fill in the booking form and mail with the deposit or full payment to Follow That Bird, 3/59 Central Road, Avalon, NSW 2107. Your place on the tour is not guaranteed until we receive the payment.
Follow That Bird aims to provide a high standard of interpretive guiding on each trip to make your birdwatching holiday a special one. With small groups, attention to personal service and lots of good fun, we’re sure you will enjoy your time with us.
If you have any unanswered questions, please phone Follow That Bird on 02 9973 1865