Explore Queensland’s wet tropics on this Australian birding and wildlife tour. Discover tropical habitats around Cairns, looking for water and bush birds like Australian Brush Turkey, Orange-footed Scrubfowl, Superb and Wompoo Fruit-Doves, Lovely Fairy-wren, and Beach Stone-Curlew. Take an early morning excursion to search for the massive, yet elusive Southern Cassowary. Explore the Atherton Tablelands for mammals like Long-nosed Bandicoot, Sugar Glider, and the fascinating Platypus, as well as Australian Bustard and Emu, the national bird. Enjoy a boat cruise on the Daintree River to see Azure and Little Kingfisher, Large-billed Gerygone, Fairy Martin, and possibly rare and localized Great-billed Heron. Make the most of your time in Australia by adding the Red Centre extension, an exploration of the birds and wildlife in the heart of the Red Continent.

Photo credits: Banner: Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Naturalist Journeys Stock; Flying Fox by Alex Vargo; Blue-faced Honeyeater, Naturalist Journeys Stock; Splendid Fairy Wren by Greg Smith; Koala by Alex Vargo.