Nine Grasswren Tour – standard
This tour is a fast-paced 12-day trip across the outback that we run once per year. Now in its 10th year, this is one of Australia’s epic birding adventures, where we search for nine of Australia’s 13 Grasswren species: Striated, Short-tailed, Western, Thick-billed, Eyrean, Grey, Kalkadoon, Carpentarian and Opalton Grasswren. We explore the vast expanses of Mallee scrub in the Vic-SA border region, the scenic Flinders Ranges, travel the entire Birdsville track through the outback, visit the stark country around Boulia-Winton and the rocky ranges around Mt Isa. This trip is a real adventure (yet fully accommodated), taking us through the heart of the outback during the Australian winter season, generally a great time to go birding.
During these 12 days we expect to see some 200 species, and besides the Grasswrens we have a good chance of sought-after birds like Red-lored Whistler, Mallee & Rufous-crowned Emu-wren, Banded Whiteface, Chestnut, Cinnamon & Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush, Gibberbird, Yellow Chat, Inland Dotterel, Flock Bronzewing, Spinifex Pigeon, Painted Finch, Hall’s Babbler, and even the enigmatic Grey Falcon. This tour has an updated itinerary so read on below to whet your appetite!