NT Bird Specialists are excited to be Local Organising Committee members for the 2019 Australasian Ornithological Committee (AOC) to be held in Darwin, 3-5 July 2019.
As well as helping to coordinate the conference, we have also scheduled pre and post conference tours and will deliver some conference excursions.
Registrations are now open
Join conference presentations, excursions and get more Australasian Ornithological Conference details here https://www.aocdarwin.com/Register
Conference birdwatching excursions will occur on the morning on 6 July 2019 with Luke Paterson from NT Bird Specialists.Excursions
Pre and post-conference birdwatching tours
Join renowned Top End Bird Guide Luke Paterson on exceptional birding and wildlife adventures in 2019 with special tours rates for AOC delegates and Birdlife Australia members.Birdwatching Tours
1-2 July 2019
Tour Summary – 10 species of parrots, including the locally endemic Hooded Parrot, Red-winged Parrot, Cockatiel and Northern Rosella, rightfully makes the historic gold mining and railway township of Pine Creek the ‘Top End’s home of parrots’. With 5 common finch species breeding in the region, including the spectacular Gouldian Finch, it’s no wonder why guests love seeing these inland bursts of colour on this two day bird watching tour in Pine Creek. Let NT Bird Specialists highlight the vivid contrasts in landscape and bird life the coast to inland country has to offer when exploring the ‘Parrot and Finch Paradise’ of the Darwin and Pine Creek regions.
Special AOC rate $650 (twin share), $49 single supplement
Email [email protected] for more information and bookings.View 2 Day Birding Tour
5 July 2019
Tour Summary – Photographers and birders love this tour for views of Chestnut Rail, Rufous Owl, Rainbow Pitta and kingfishers.
Darwin’s urban landscapes retain an array of habitats for birds and wildlife to flourish in. Come and “Sticky Beak” around Darwin’s mangroves, coastlines, tidal flats, monsoon vine forests, lagoons, tropical woodlands and floodplains with our local and knowledgeable guide. A quick probe over urban and rural bird life during a 1 day Darwin bird watching tour is a good way to whet your appetite for your next excursion with NT Bird Specialists.
Email [email protected] for more information and bookings.View 1 Day Birding Tour
8 – 17, July 2019
Tour Summary – NT Bird Specialists’ ‘Ultimate Top End Birding Adventure’ tour discovers some of the most remote and impressive landscapes and targeted bird and wildlife species in one fowl swoop! This one way bird watching tour departs Darwin, Northern Territory. Mouth-watering birds include: Yellow Chat, Spinifex Pigeon, Gouldian Finch, Purple-crowned Fairywren, 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. This tour starts in Darwin and makes it’s way to Lake Argyle and Kununurra in the East Kimberley, exploring Kakadu and Timber Creek along the way.
*Save $200 as an Darwin AOC 2019 Delegate or with your Birdlife membership
Email [email protected] for more information and bookings.View 10 Day Birding Tour