Professional Services and Achievements

Professional Services and Achievements:

Luke’s efforts in delivering excellent detail and contribution to reputable tourism have not gone unnoticed. Luke is a well-know face of tourism in the Northern Territory, show casing what this diverse landscape has to offer on overland birdwatching and outback photography tours. NT Bird Specialist’s guiding services are often booked to provide specialist and luxury tours (bird watching, photography, travel agent, media and film crew familiarisations tours), and guide training. NT Bird Specialists is acquiring an international as well as Australian following for his work in the Northern Territory and the Kimberley.

November 2016
NT Bird Specialists won a First Time Entrant’ Brolga Northern Territory Tourism Award. Winning a Brolga Award is the highest tourism accolade in the Northern Territory.

October 2015 and 2016
NT Bird Specialists and Luke Paterson guided tours, activities and lectures during Kakadu Bird Week.
Read Australian Geographic Article by Gemma Chilton here: Images by Don Fuchs and Luke Paterson.

Yellow Waters Credit: Don Fuchs

Yellow Waters Credit: Don Fuchs

IMG-116.Kakadu NP.NT.Yellow Water Cruise with Luke Paterson

Yellow Waters, Credit: Don Fuchs



See more Kakadu Bird Week 2016 photos by Don Fuchs, Australian Geographic here:




August 2015 and 2016

Luke was been sponsored by Tourism NT to represent the birdwatching industry in the Northern Territory at the British BirdFair at the ‘Australia’ Outback Northern Territory’ stand and lecture hall.

April 2016
Leica Optics, Singapore Airlines and Tourism NT  
birding documentary in Darwin and Kakadu National Park, hosted by ‘The Urban Birder’ (David Lindo and crew) and captured by the “Young BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year’ and travel writer, Luke Massey and Katie Stacey

Watch video
Read Birdwatch Magazine Article by David Lindo here: 
Read Sunday Territorian Article by Katie Stacey here: Page 1 and Page 2

April 2016
Guiding the Channel 9 Getaway travel show and host Kathy Lette for ‘Scenic Tours’.

November 2014
Luke was sponsored by Tourism NT to represent Northern Territory bird watching tourism in Sydney at the Australasian Bird Fair.

April 2013
Luke was featured on the Channel 9 ‘Today Show’ in the ‘Best Job In the World’ and again in May 2015 on the Today Show for a morning shoot at Kakadu National Park.

Luke has also been nominated by his guests and won multiple Tourism Top End ‘Super Deeds Awards for Going the extra mile in tourism’.

May 2011
Luke Paterson guided a 2 week Ken Duncan Landscape Photography tour’ through the Kimberley (Broome – Broome).

November 2010
Luke won the prestigious Brolga Northern Territory Tourism Award for ‘Most Outstanding Interpretive Guide 2010’.