NT Bird Specialists

Adventure and Outdoors Tours

NT Bird Specialists is the only award-winning birdwatching, wildlife and photography tour operation based in Darwin and Kakadu.
Our services in special-interest nature tourism experiences are second to none.
Guests experience the best bird watching and wildlife locations in the Top End (NT) and East Kimberley (WA) to maximise wildlife-viewing encounters and capture jaw-dropping photos.
Expert knowledge of the region’s flora and fauna helps our award-winning specialist guide, Luke Paterson, find guests their target species and experiences. Luke’s attention to detail and amazing ability to spot wildlife has earned him a reputation for having ‘hawk-eyes’.
Our small group tours and private charters offer unique views of wildlife, rock art and brilliant photographic opportunities in iconic national parks and cultural landscapes of remote northern Australia. We visit major habitats represented by the tropical outback and explore them by vehicle, boat and on foot, searching for endemic, rare and migratory birds and other tropical life.
Rest assured with Luke Paterson and Sarah Burgess, who combine over 22 years of Top End (NT) and East Kimberley (WA) tourism experience to package and deliver the best ecotourism experiences in the region, so you have more time to spot wildlife and soak in your surroundings.

Facilities

Australian Tourism Accreditation

Services

From $275 to $725

Join Luke Paterson, expert local Australian birding guide who knows where to birdwatch in Darwin’s biodiverse habitats for over 200 bird species. “Sticky Beak” around Darwin’s mangroves, coastlines, tidal flats, monsoon vine forests, lagoons, tropical woodlands and floodplains with our local and knowledgeable guide.
Key bird species in Darwin include chestnut rail, rufous owl, rainbow pitta and collard kingfisher.
A quick probe over Darwin’s wildlife on a one day birding/bird photography tour is a good way to wet your appetite for your next excursion with NT Bird Specialists.

Private birdwatching tours and group tours in Darwin, Northern Territory.
Private bird photography tours in Darwin available.
** Itineraries amended on request. e.g target bird species, specific interests, limited mobility/hearing/sight.
Book early for availability

Pick up time 6:30-7:00 am, includes picnic lunch, morning and afternoon. Drop off 4:30-5:00 pm. Pick up/drop off at your nominated location in Darwin CBD. 1-8 guests (maximum 11 for private groups)

Please bring: Hat, comfortable walking shoes, long-sleeved clothing, binoculars, scope, camera, water bottle

Tours include: Award winning bird guiding and tour operator services, specialist bird guide, morning & afternoon tea, lunch, water, bird list, spotting scope, field guides, binoculars, transport, pick up, drop off

Carpark Family Friendly Public Toilet

From $130 to $140

SPECIAL KAKADU BIRD WEEK RATES 1-7 October, 2017 – Half day birdwatching and wildlife tours in Kakadu National Park.

Kakadu is home to more than a third of Australia’s bird species. Reward yourself when joining traditional owners, Parks Australia and local birding specialists to celebrate the Top End’s diverse bird and wildlife.
Explore wetlands, stone country, woodlands and monsoon forests to find rare, endemic and special birds and other wildlife with specialist birding guide, Luke Paterson.
Evening slideshows and bird watching boat cruises on the famous Yellow Water Billabong are also available.

Enquire for private charter itineraries and rates.
** Itineraries can be amended on request and subject to availability e.g. add boat cruises, rock art sites, target species and waterfalls, or for people with specific interests and or limited mobility, hearing or sight.

Half day (5:30am – 12:30pm) $130/$140 per adult, $80 per child
(1:00- 5:00pm) $140 per adult, $80 per child

Please bring: Hat, comfortable walking shoes, long-sleeved clothing, binoculars, scope, camera, water bottle, valid Kakadu Park Pass

Tours include: Jabiru/Aurora South Alligator/Cooinda transfers (see itinerary), snacks, water, shared scope/binoculars, bird list, professional guide, accredited award-winning tour operator

Book today: http://ntbirdspecialists.com.au/tours/kakadu-bird-week-2017/

Family Friendly

NT Bird Specialists’ services in special-interest wildlife tourism experiences are second to none.
We are delighted to create tour options for you to choose from, and we cater to special requests on a privately chartered tour. We run personalised bird watching, wildlife and photography tours with unique cultural insights in the packaged experiences.
To keep the service personalised, groups sizes remain small, usually 2-4 or 5-8 passengers in a comfortable 4WD or modern mini-bus. We may form part of larger groups when travelling on boat cruises operated by our preferred suppliers. Chartered boat cruises are available on request.
You will need to have a reasonable level of fitness to cope with bush walking and short stairs-like climbs on walking tracks, as well as being outside in warm to hot and humid conditions for extended periods of time. If larger groups wish to book, please contact us for a quote.

Book today: [email protected] +61 (0)421 651 122

Family Friendly

From $895 to $1400

Join our award-winning professional Australian bird guide Luke Paterson to birdwatch Kakadu’s Ramsar-listed wetlands, bird hides, monsoon forest and ancient stone country habitats, home to endemic and regionally significant species of birds and other iconic wildlife. Key bird species in Kakadu include Partridge Pigeon, Chestnut-quilled Rock Pigeon, Rainbow Pitta, Banded Fruitdove.

Enquire for private birdwatching tours and bird photography tours in Kakadu.

** Itineraries can be amended on request and subject to availability e.g. add boat cruises, rock art sites, target species and waterfalls, or for people with specific interests and or limited mobility, hearing or sight.

Tour starts and finishes in Jabiru or Darwin township (alternative pick up /drop off locations subject to itinerary, availability and prior arrangements).

Please bring: Hat, comfortable walking shoes, long-sleeved clothing, binoculars, scope, camera, water bottle, valid Kakadu Park Pass

Tours include: Transfers, snacks, lunch & rock art tour (full day), water, shared scope/binoculars, bird list, professional guide, accredited award-winning tour operator.
Please book early

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Luke Paterson guides NT Bird Specialists’ ‘Ultimate Top End Birding Adventure’ tour to take you to the Northern Territory’s best birdwatching sites to find and photograph target bird and wildlife species in Darwin, Kakadu, Katherine, Timber Creek and Lake Argyle to Kununurra Western Australia!
This one way bird watching tour departs Darwin, Northern Territory. Mouth-watering target birds include: Yellow Chat, Spinifex Pigeon, Gouldian Finch, Purple-crowned Fairy-wren, Rainbow Pitta, Chestnut Rail, Rufous Owl, Red Goshawk, Banded Fruit-dove, White-lined Honeyeater, Chestnut and White-quilled Rock Pigeons, Hooded Parrot and honeyeaters galore.
Approximate number of bird species: 200+

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