Alan’s Wildlife Tours
Your Guide:  Alan Gillanders
Phone: 07 4095 3784    Mobile: 0408 953 786
Base of operation: Yungaburra

A boutique guiding service offered in the luxury of a Prado 4WD for couples, families and small groups by one of the country’s top natural history guides to see the birds and more.

See the birds. Build lasting memories through engaging encounters with wildlife. Discover connections, processes and niches through your own observations supported by Alan’s breadth of knowledge and depth of experience. Deepen your knowledge of and love for the Wet Tropics with Alan’s amusing illustrative anecdotes.

In eight hours of birding you can expect to see eighty species of birds. Fewer may be seen if time is spent chasing the rare or difficult ones. Most of the endemics are not difficult to find. See the bird list for what occurs on the Tablelands. Talk to Alan about any special targets you might have to plan the timing of your visit. For example cranes are best seen June to November, Eastern Grass Owls after the maize harvest which can change but usually between May and September and Golden Bowerbirds are reliable at their bowers between June and December. For frogs come when it is wet: December to April. By doing the full day Naturalist Tour plus Extended Nocturnal Tour you can expect four to five species of kangaroo, platypus, four possum species, butterflies and fifty different birds in a variety of habitat

Birds regularly seen on tour include:

  • Golden Bowerbird (June – Dec)
  • Spotted Catbird
  • Great Bowerbird
  • Tooth-billed Bowerbird (Sept –Dec)
  • Chowchilla
  • Grey-headed Robin
  • Three lorikeet sp
  • Monarch Flycatchers
  • Mountain Thornbill
  • Cassowary (multiday tours only as a regular)

Other species regularly encountered:

  • Lumholtz’s Tree-Kangaroo
  • Platypus
  • Hypsie (our smallest and most primitive kangaroo)
  • Green Ringtail Possum
  • Yellow-bellied Glider
  • Feather-tailed Glider
  • Mareeba Rock Wallaby
  • Uromys (a large white-tailed rodent)
  • Boyd’s Forest Dragon
  • Northern Saw-shelled Turtle