Red Centre Adventure (4 days)

In the centre of the Australian outback lies the town of Alice Springs. Surrounded by a variety of habitats and iconic destinations such as Ulury (Ayers Rock) and the Olgas, it is a great area for a few days' birding.

Using Alice Springs as a base, the Red Centre Adventure will take you through a variety of habitats in search of many exciting bird species. We take daily trips out to different areas targeting enigmatic birds such as Dusky Grasswren, Rufous-crowned Emu-wren, Spinifexbird, Grey Honeyeater, Chiming Wedgebill, Western Bowerbird, Spinifex Pigeon Painted Finch and maybe even Grey Falcon…!

It's a small group tour of like-minded people (max. 8 participants, max. 4 per guide); all-inclusive, fully guided, departing from and returning to Alice Springs. There's no 'roughing it' on this tour and early August is the perfect time to explore the outback. Expect to see around 150 species, including many of the local specialities, some great scenery and a comfortable trip mostly on sealed roads.

For the sightseers amongs us we have the option of booking you onto a day (non-birding) trip to visit Uluru and the Olgas afterwards.

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  • Sunday 31 July 2014 - TOUR IS FULL

  • August 2015 - we are taking obligation-free registrations of interest. Brochure available soon.

  • Any other time as a private tour

  • Departs from Alice Springs, Northern Territory

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  • Reports of previous tours

  • Featured birds:

    Expect up to 150 species including highly sought-after birds such as:

  • Black and maybe Grey Falcon
  • Black-breasted Buzzard
  • Australian Bustard
  • Spinifex Pigeon
  • Chiming Wedgebill
  • Dusky Grasswren
  • Rufous-crowned Emu-wren
  • Spinifexbird
  • Black, Pied and Grey Honeyeater
  • Grey-fronted, "Golden-backed" Honeyeater
  • Western Bowerbird
  • Slaty-backed Thornbill
  • Banded Whiteface
  • Painted Finch
  • and many more.

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    Cost for tour: AU$2290 per person, including:
    accommodation and all meals, transport, expert guiding, entry fees, taxes.

    Price based on double or twin-share occupancy. Single occupancy attracts a surcharge.

    Not included: drinks, personal expenses, tips, pre- and post-tour accommodation/meals.

    Earlybird discount of $90 applies for bookings received up to 6 months prior to departure. A 5% return-client discount applies for eligible clients.

    Min. 3, max. 8 participants. Leader: Peter Waanders.

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    Dusky Grasswren (c) C Watson. Painted Finch (c) G Jones. Rufous-crowned Emu-wren (c) G Jones. Spotted Nightjar (c) C Watson.
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