“Our guide was excellent” 2 August 2017

“The expertise and patience of our guide was excellent. The choice of sites seemed (to a novice birder) very good, and beautiful as well. I loved the most active pieces of the daily schedule, along with the sightings.” Marianne, Oregan,

“I would recommend this tour to anyone” (10 days, July 2017)

“I have been on many guided tours throughout the world and this one was absolutely stunning an outstanding in comparison. Luke was friendly; endlessly obliging; his ability in bird-spotting was amazing; everything was well organised; attention to detail extraordinary and

“My eyes were opened to this ancient landscape through bird watching’, July 2017

“My eyes were opened to this ancient landscape through the lens of watching birds – what a fabulous way to have ones eyes opened. Our guide Luke Paterson provided a superb blend of knowledge, skill and enthusiasm. His people skills

“An exceptional (10 day) tour!” July 2017

“Luke’s level of skill and knowledge was brilliant – great depth, he was patient, friendly and cheerful throughout the tour. the range of habitats and destinations were beautiful and varied. Boat tours, walking, driving and stopping with perfect picnic spots

“Good ethics and responsibility to the environment” July 2017

“Luke’s incredible knowledge of bird, country and willingness to include those of us less capable at spotting was enjoyed most. What was also really special is Luke’s care and thoughtfulness. Also good ethics and responsibility to the environment. While Luke

“Exceeded Expectations”

“I enjoyed absolutely everything! The tour was well thought-through and researched and Luke’s knowledge, enthusiasm, ability to spot birds and flexibility were greatly appreciated. We saw so many amazing birds and stunning locations, often got well away from the crowds

10 Day Ultimate Top End Birding Adventure “highly skilled professional”

“Luke is a highly skilled professional with the interpersonal skills to be able to share that expertise with bird watchers of all levels of experience and knowledge. Our favourite day four was all fun, with many sightings of birds we

3 Day Luxury Gouldian Finch Charter May 2017

Luke was excellent in every way including going out of his way to find an optometrist for me on a Sunday so that we could find out if I could go forward with the tour (which thanks heavens I could). 

3 Day tailored charter “More than met our expectations” May 2017

Firstly, the tour more than met our expectations. Great birding over three days. You (Luke) made every effort to locate the birds and you usually did. Your acute hearing and bird habitat and behaviour knowledge was admired by both of

“Unmissable bird photography day tour”, Chris, 2 Day Parrot and Finch Paradise Tour, June 2015

We wanted to take exceptional bird photos in Darwin and Luke knew the right place to take us identifying birds by their calls without fail. He could spot a bird at half a mile and managed to get us close

“Unbeatable bird expertise”, Alec Brennan, 2 Day Parrot and Finch Paradise private charter, 27 July 2015

I had a limited amount of time but wanted to catch as many of NT’s unique birds as possible during my visit. Luke took me to a range of spots round Darwin and was able to produce some fantastic sightings

“fantastic birding Day”, Penny M, Half day birding tour, 30 July 2015

Just had the most wonderful day around Darwin bird watching with Luke. We saw 80 different birds thanks to Luke’s incredible knowledge of birds and their calls. He could tell what bird it was from the call. Not only that

“This does what it says on the tin” Greg Flint, 1 Day 70th Birthday birding trip, 7 October 2015

5 members of my family went for a tour with Luke and Sarah for my mum’s 70th birthday. This tour was exactly what I had pictured in my mind, and hooray we even saw a Gouldian Finch on the day

Chris Stewart, 2 Day Quick Loop, 19 October 2015

We spent two days with Luke & Sarah in Kakadu and had a great time as well as being a successful birding outing. They are so friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and willing to go the extra mile to satisfy their client’s

Anthony Nimbs – (6 Day Kakadu Bird Week Birding Trip of a Lifetime Competition Winner) 15-20 October 2015

Oh wow where do I begin?? I just spent 6 days travelling Kakadu with NT Bird Specialists……..Words like Wonderful, Fantastic and Mind Blowing enter my head in summing up my time and experiences spent with Luke and Sarah. From first

Bill Turner, USA (2013)

We did have a wonderful holiday and lots of wonderful memories and I got lots of lovely photos of different bird that I had never seen. Luke did know where to take us to see the best birds also for

BillTurner.USA (2012)

I’m home this week after a delightful sojourn in Oz with my birding group. We had a wonderful four days with Luke on our Top End segment. As you probably hear a lot, he is a great birding guide –

Barb& Jim, Arlington, USA

Great Birding – Black Bittern, Gouldian Finches, Great-Billed Heron, Barking Owl and many more. Friendly place- wonderful activities.

Susan, Queensland

GOULDIAN FINCH (lifetime dream) readily obliged (c100) one early morning 4WD Safari. Topped off with (among others) Aust Bustard, Spotted Harrier, Brown Falcon, Black Shouldered Kite, Partridge Pigeon & White-Browed Robin, Black-tailed Treecreeper.

Jim, New Zealand

Mary River Park- mecca for birds, Agile Wallabies, crocs and genuine Top End hospitality.