Highlights of SA 6-day tour

The Highlights of South Australia birding tour provides an insight into the range of habitats present here. Some unique bird species including a small number of endemics can be found here. From the dry red interior to the lush and green Mt Lofty Ranges; wetlands and coasts around Adelaide and estuaries in the Coorong, floodplains along the Murray River, vast expanses of the famous semi-arid mallee, and outback deserts with spectacular mountain ranges, this tour has it all.

Over recent years an increasing number of Australian and international visitors have discovered the birding secrets SA has to offer. This birding tour takes in a variety of habitats thereby maximizing the species list expect around 180 species, including some highly sought-after species.

From the woodlands of the Adelaide Hills the tour travels along the Murray River with its wetlands and spectacular cliffs up to Birdlife Australia's Gluepot Reserve in the vast expanses of Mallee eucalypt scrubland north of the Murray. Further north we explore the rugged mountaineous landscape of the Flinders Ranges and spend a day in the outback desert around Lyndhurst. Returning to Adelaide, we bird our way south along some bird-rich coastal areas.

Expect around 180 species including highly sought-after birds such as Malleefowl, Regent Parrot, Red-lored Whistler, Black-eared Miner, Chestnut and Cinnamon Quail-thrush, Striated/Short-tailed/Thick-billed Grasswrens, Shy Heathwren, Banded Stilt and many more.
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  • Sunday 9 November 2014 - tour is full

  • Any other time as a private tour

  • Departs from Adelaide, South Australia

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  • Reports of previous tours

  • Featured birds:

    Expect around 180 species including highly sought-after birds such as:

  • Malleefowl
  • Freckled Duck
  • Regent and Elegant Parrot
  • Adelaide Rosella
  • Red-lored and Gilberts Whistler
  • Southern Scrub-robin
  • Black-eared Miner
  • Chestnut and Cinnamon Quail-thrush
  • Striated and Short-tailed Grasswrens
  • Shy Heathwren, Rufous Fieldwren
  • Orange, Crimson and White-fronted Chat
  • Banded Stilt
  • Spotless and Australian Spotted Crake
  • and many more.

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    Cost for tour: AU$2599 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 $99 applies for bookings received up to 6 months prior to departure. A 5% return-client discount applies for eligible clients.

    Maximum 8 participants. Leader: Peter Waanders.

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    Short-tailed Grasswren, August 2006, Flinders Ranges (c) G Etherington.Black-eared Miner (c) G Chapman.Chestnut-breasted Whiteface, October 2003, Lyndhurst (c) P Morris.
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