The variety of landscapes and habitats around Tropical North Queensland provides a haven for a staggering array of birdlife. From the seabirds and waders of the reef and coastal regions, to the rainforest species of the Wet Tropics, right through the highland forests and woodland of the Atherton Tablelands to the arid Northern Outback, home of the heaviest flying bird in the world.
So grab your binoculars, and sharpen your pencil. What are you waiting for?
SCROLL DOWN FOR A VERY COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF ALL THE COMPANIES OFFERING BIRDWATCHING TOURS. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT BIRD SPECIES AND BIRDWATCHING IN FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND, PLEASE VISIT OUR BIRDWATCHING PAGE.
FINE FEATHER TOURS
PO Box 853, Mossman
Phone / Fax (07) 4094 1199
Your Australian guide, Del Richards, has accumulated over forty years (eight lustrums) experience birding in all states, and is able to locate the vast majority of the local species. Del is Mossman/Daintree
representative for Birds Australia, and Fine Feather Tours cater for bird watchers from destinations worldwide - some making return visits to locate more species.
Fine Feather Tours include a full day Bird Safari, a half day Bird/Wildlife Safari, a Daintree cruise and tour, an Outback / Savanna woodland and a Mount Lewis/High Rainforest, these last two departing only from Julatten.
A wonderful experience for birders and photographers alike!
LAKE TINAROO CRUISES
Departs from Tinaburra boat ramp (MAP)
Phone 0457 033 016
More like a floating lounge than a boat!
Lake Tinaroo boasts some stunning scenery, birds and wildlife and world class Barramundi Fishing! The comfortable all weather vessel of Lake Tinaroo Cruises departs from Yungaburra in the heart of the Cairns Highlands, Atherton Tablelands.
All cruises can be customised to your needs; be it fishing, birdwatching, functions or just a family cruise. Why not try a sunset cruise; enjoy a nice glass of wine and some local cheeses while you take in the stunning views. This is also the perfect time to admire the abundance of bird life as they fly home to roost for the night. Anchor up in a peaceful protected bay surrounded by rainforest and enjoy a BBQ dinner while you watch the sunset.
There is a toilet onboard as well as cutlery, crockery, cheese boards, condiments, esky, ice and a fridge. Guests can bring their own food and drinks or there is also a range of a catering options available.
PO Box 387, Kuranda
Phone (07) 4093 7318 / Fax (07) 4093 9855
Cassowary Tours is based at Cassowary House Rainforest Lodge in Kuranda, and offers a variety of day and tours around Cairns and its hinterland for birdwatchers and natural history enthusiasts
The Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, Cairns
Phone (07) 4031 4007 / Fax (07) 4051 8896
Enjoy a wilderness cruise along Trinity Inlet while discovering the secrets of mangroves and the wildlife of the harbour and its trade. See crocs and a variety of native birds in their natural habitat, before touring the Crocodile Farm
DAINTREE BIRDWATCHING TOURS
Phone (07) 4098 7997
Daintree Birdwatching Tour takes place at dawn and lasts for two hours. The tour departs from the Daintree Village jetty, which is in the freshwater parts of the Daintree River. It is central to the varied habitats of the Daintree Valley.
KIRRAMA BIRDWATCHING & WILDLIFE TOURS
Phone (07) 4065 5181 / Fax (07) 4065 5197
Kirrama Wildlife Tours provides birding adventures in Northern Australia, from the tropical rainforests on the east coast to the inland arid outback, to mangroves and monsoon forests in the north. Suitable for experienced birdwatchers and beginners
WAIT A WHILE
Phone (07) 4098 2422 / Fax (02) 9475 0107
Wait a while runs a wide number of birdwatching tours to suit everybody. From morning or afternoon Daintree River tours to full day tours visiting the Daintree Region, the Highlands and the edge of the dry Savannah
Phone / Fax (07) 4097 7408
Mobile 0429 438 064
With Wild Watch, excursions are tailored to your interests, from one day to any duration,fully accommodated or with guiding only. Their birdwatching and wildlife tours take place around Cairns, Tablelands, Misty Mountains, Daintree and the Great Barrier Reef