NSW Coast and Hunter Valley Trip, Easter 2023

It was supposed to be a trip that was pretty light on birding, and more filled with good food and wine, and of course copious amounts of Easter treats. But somehow we saw a ton of birds along the way (“the way” being Brisbane down the coast to Newcastle and then inland to the HunterContinue reading “NSW Coast and Hunter Valley Trip, Easter 2023”

South-West WA Trip Jan 2023

Due to its geographical isolation, south-west WA has a lot of lovely endemic birds (including some from recent taxonomic splits), so we couldn’t wait to head there for an extended birding holiday. The idea was to trace a clockwise circuit starting and ending at Perth, heading far out east to Esperance and working our wayContinue reading “South-West WA Trip Jan 2023”

Cairns-Daintree-Julatten Christmas trip, 2022

You know you’re a pair of tragic-level birders when one gets the other a Christmas present consisting of a 5 day trip to far north Queensland in summer to see birds… oh well, life is tough, isn’t it? We simply do what we must. Straight off the plane and into birding is how we doContinue reading “Cairns-Daintree-Julatten Christmas trip, 2022”

Canberra Trip, Nov 2022

Canberra! Some say it’s the nation’s capital. A city of students and public servants, with a reputation for being kind of boring, and bloody cold to boot. But what if – hypothetically – you undertook a super-impulsive last-minute long weekend birding trip there? Would it be… worthwhile? Where would you go and what birds wouldContinue reading “Canberra Trip, Nov 2022”

Litchfield + Katherine + Kununurra trip, 2022

The Dream Team, subtly renaming themselves to The Team With The Dream, took themselves off to the Northern Territory in July 2022 to chase birds, and especially those cute little denizens of the grasses, the finches. It was our second trip to the Top End after a successful birding expedition to Darwin and Kakadu inContinue reading “Litchfield + Katherine + Kununurra trip, 2022”

Alexandrina (SA) and Little Desert NP (Vic) Trip, May 2022

Autumn… a time for reflection, for falling leaves, for the gentle contemplation of nature and mortality… and interstate birding! We (Andy & Luke) chose the southern part of South Australia (principally the Fleurieu Peninsula and the Coorong) with a side-trip into Little Desert National Park in the north-west of Victoria as our destinations, hoping toContinue reading “Alexandrina (SA) and Little Desert NP (Vic) Trip, May 2022”

Tasmania Trip, Jan-Feb 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic made travelling fraught with anxiety and we’d booked a Tasmanian trip months in advance only to have the state close its borders when it came time to fly there. Fortunately the scare passed and they opened up to interstate visitors literally the week we were to travel… so off we went! BrunyContinue reading “Tasmania Trip, Jan-Feb 2021”

Cairns + Atherton + Daintree trip, 2021

I’d been pretty keen to get to the Wet Tropics to sample its renowned birdlife for a while. Lots of Queensland’s best birding hotspots are here, and you can visit all of them pretty easily in a relatively short trip (say, for sake of example, a mere 10 days). So off I went in AprilContinue reading “Cairns + Atherton + Daintree trip, 2021”

Darwin and Kakadu Trip, Aug-Sep 2021

Three of us took ten days out of our busy lives to travel to the Northern Territory to seek out the beautiful and exotic birds of the Top End. Darwin: The Top Of The Top End We had barely arrived in mid-afternoon when the inevitable question arose… where to go first? The answer being: theContinue reading “Darwin and Kakadu Trip, Aug-Sep 2021”

West Queensland Trip Jul-Aug 2021

A birding-enthusiastic friend and I decided to take four weeks to travel deep into western and north-western Queensland to see and photograph as many birds as we could. The experience was very worthwhile and we came away with both amazing memories and incredible images of the birdlife we encountered. Let’s Get Out Of Here: BrisbaneContinue reading “West Queensland Trip Jul-Aug 2021”