Tracks Birding & Photography Tours specialise in finding rare and endemic birds around the Top End of the Northern Territory. I’ve been finding and photographing birds in the Northern Territory for over 8 years and have extensive knowledge of Darwin and Surrounds including some amazing spots, where without local knowledge, you wouldn’t see.
I enjoy taking guests out to get that amazing photo and finding that target bird they would never have been able to find on their own.
From $695 to $745
We spend the day around Darwin searching for some of it’s unique bird life in a range of habitats; Mangroves, Seasonal Wetlands, Monsoon Forest, Beaches, Savannah Woodlands and Billabongs. Every day trip can be tailored to find the birds you need to tick or photograph.
Target Species – Emerald Dove, Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove, Red-tailed Black Cockatoo, Rufous Owl, Azure Kingfisher, Little Kingfisher, Rainbow Pitta, Green-backed Gerygone, Red-headed Honeyeater, Grey Whistler, Mangrove Robin, Long-tailed Finch, Masked Finch & Chestnut-breasted Mannikin.Non-Smoking
DAY 1 – Pick up from your accommodation in Darwin around 7 am and then head south towards Pine Creek we can stop at some of Darwin’s many hot spots along the way for the morning before carrying on to Pine Creek for lunch and to book into our accommodation for the night. The afternoon is spent around Pine Creek tracking down the endemic Hooded Parrot and Partridge Pigeon.
DAY 2 – A nice early morning to head just south to target the many Finch species in the area including the spectacular Gouldian Finch. Lunch around the Edith Falls area before heading south to Katherine where we check into our accommodation and spend the rest of the day exploring Katherine and surrounds targeting birds the guests would like to see.
DAY 3 – We either drive south to try for the very rare Northern Crested Shrike-tit in a usually productive area or drive west to target Chestnut-backed Button-quail, Hooded Parrot and Gouldian Finch. The remainder of the day can be spent targeting anything we have missed.
Target Species – Black-breasted Buzzard, Wedge-tailed Eagle, Red-tailed Black Cockatoo, Red-winged Parrot, Northern Rosella, Hooded Parrot, Black-tailed Treecreeper, Grey-crowned Babbler, Northern Crested Shrike-tit.Non-Smoking
The Ultimate Top End Birding Tour – Possible Species – Rainbow Pitta, Rose-crowned Fruit-dove, Rufous Owl, Green-backed Gerygone, Red-headed Honeyeater, Grey Whistler, Mangrove Robin, Black-breasted Buzzard, Spotted Harrier, Wedge-tailed Eagle, Black-necked Stork, Red-tailed Black Cockatoo, Red-winged Parrot, Northern Rosella, Black-tailed Treecreeper, Apostlebird, Rufous Songlark, Varied Sittella, White-throated Gerygone, Banded Honeyeater, Mangrove Golden-whistler, Chestnut-quilled Rock Pigeon, Sandstone Shrike-thrush, Banded Fruit-dove, Partridge Pigeon, Helmeted Friarbird (Sandstone race), White-lined Honeyeater, Black Bittern, Great-billed Heron, Little Kingfisher, Azure Kingfisher, Red-tailed Black Cockatoo, Red-winged Parrot, Northern Rosella, Hooded Parrot, Black-tailed Treecreeper, Grey-crowned Babbler, Purple-crowned Fairy-wren, Double-barred Finch, Long-tailed Finch, Masked Finch, Chestnut-breasted Mannikin, Star Finch, Pictorella Mannikin, Yellow-rumped Mannikin and Gouldian Finch.Non-Smoking