Birdwatching Tropical Australia
Your Guide:  Doug Herrington
Mobile: 0418 757 288
Email:  herrington01@bigpond.com
Website: www.birdwatchingtropicalaustralia.com.au
Base of operation:  Port Douglas and Cairns


Birdwatching Tropical Australia offers full day and multiday birding and/or photographic tours seeking out the diverse birdlife of the Wet Tropics and Cape York.  We specialise in the endemic birds of the area targeting species such as the Great Bowerbird, Tooth-billed Bowerbird, Fernwren and Mountain Thornbill. Our Cape York tour in December seeks out Papuan Pitta, Palm Cockatoo, Magnificent Riflebird and Ashy-bellied White-eye amongst others

Our tours are led by SATOUR trained guide, Doug Herrington, who has a great passion for the birds of the tropics with more than 20 years birding experience in the area and sometimes include the use of a local expert. We pride ourselves in only leading small groups so that everyone has a great chance of seeing the birds on offer.

We also offer tours tailored to your needs be it target species, endemics or just seeing as many new birds as possible. We also do bird photography tours in a similar manner.  Private tours can be arranged for those who would like to have the tour to themselves. All tours are relaxed and paced to suit our clients and their needs.

We visit a wide range of very different habitats from sandy beaches to rocky shoreline and mangrove lined estuaries as well as lowland and high-altitude rainforests, dry woodland savannah and several wetlands all of which provide superb birding habitat. Our Cape York tour includes a birding boat trip to several off-shore islands and a visit to the very northern most tip of the Australian mainland.

We look forward to having you on one of our tours so that we can share our passion for the area and its birds with you and give you a memorable experience to take home with you.

Birds regularly seen on tour include:

  • Golden Bowerbird
  • Tooth-billed Bowerbird
  • Bridled Honeyeater
  • Macleay’s Honeyeater
  • Fernwren
  • Atherton Scrubwren
  • Mountain Thornbill
  • Chowchilla
  • Bowers Shrike-Thrush
  • Victoria’s Riflebird
  • Grey-headed Robin
  • Pied Monarch
  • Buff-breasted Paradise-Kingfisher
  • Blue-faced Parrot-Finch
  • Australian Bustard
  • Beach Stone-curlew
  • Comb-crested Jacana
  • Pale-headed Rosella
  • Double-eyed Fig-Parrot
  • Squatter Pigeon.

Other species regularly encountered:

  • Agile Wallaby
  • Red-legged Pademelon
  • Eastern Grey Kangaroo
  • Musky Rat-Kangaroo
  • Amethyst Python
  • Red-bellied Black Snake
  • Brown Tree Snake
  • Ulysses Butterfly
  • Cairns Birdwing Butterfly