Mount Isa Short and Wet Birding Tour

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Mount Isa Birding Tour

The area around Mount Isa is where the outback meets the sub-tropics which results in a great variety of sought-after birds, not in the least two unique species of Grasswrens: Kalkadoon and Carpentarian. A plethora of finch species live here, including Painted Finch. During the wet season a range of unusual species pass through here: we have chances of exciting birds such as Oriental Plover, Oriental Pratincole, Yellow Chat and Little Curlew.

Mount Isa Birdlife

The landscape of savannah plains with scattered trees to rocky spinifex-clad ridges is criss-crossed by creeks and rivers, and there is the large Lake Moondarra with surrounding swamplands. During this long weekend of birding we aim to see, besides the already mentioned species, Spinifexbird, Spinifex Pigeon, Painted Finch, Pictorella Mannikin, Chestnut-breasted Munia, Cloncurry Ringneck, Grey-headed Honeyeater, Little Woodswallow, Black-tailed Treecreeper, Varied Lorikeet, Paperbark Flycatcher, Spotted Bowerbird and many more. Creeks and other waterbodies will provide chances of Plumed Whistling Ducks, Comb-crested Jacana, Green Pygmy Goose and other waterfowl, as well as Purple-necked Rock-wallaby and Freshwater Crocodile and we even have a chance of the enigmatic Grey Falcon.

We’ll stay in the same accommodation throughout the trip so we can take daily drives out to the various birding locations. We have secured access to some new birding sites exclusively for this trip. The rewards will be some of Australia’s most sought-after outback species, wonderful scenery and great camaraderie. Spaces are limited. Read on below to whet your appetite!

Featured birds

  • Carpentarian & Kalkadoon Grasswren
  • Spinifexbird, Spinifex Pigeon
  • Painted Finch, Pictorella Mannikin, Chestnut-breasted Munia
  • Cloncurry Ringneck, Varied Lorikeet
  • Little Woodswallow, Spotted Bowerbird
  • Black-tailed Tree-creeper
  • Grey-headed & Grey-fronted Honeyeater
  • Chance of Yellow Chat, Oriental Pratincole, Oriental Plover & Little Curlew
  • & many more!