Cape York Bird
Every year since 1988
Day Bird Week
maximum (3 guides)
birdwatchers - 1 guide (Klaus) / 7 - 14 birdwatchers
- 2 guides (Klaus & Lloyd) / 14 - 21 birdwatchers
(Klaus, Lloyd & special guest guide)
Cairns - Bamaga
- Cairns (fly/fly)
annual event takes place the Seisia Holiday
Park'. Bamaga is located 33 km south of the
northernmost point of Australia, the Tip of Cape York.
The Park has clean comfortable cottages with air-conditioning,
which is very important in January.
birding event is timed just before the wet season and
after the arrival of the last migrant from New Guinea,
the beautiful Red-bellied Pitta. We never missed it
so far. Only now are all migrants from New Guinea present,
plus the other endemic birds of the upper Cape York
region, including two species of Birds of Paradise.
the Bird Week we visit the rainforest by day and night,
woodland, mudflats and beaches. We also travel to the
woodland and riverine forests at the Jardine River.
A boat charter will take us to a close-by Torres Strait
island to look for uncommon birds like Mangrove Golden
Whistler, Pale White- eye, Mangrove Robin and seabirds,
usually find all the endemic birds of this region several
times and generally have great views of them. Of course
we also look at all aspects of nature, and frequently
encounter frogs, reptiles and marsupials.
guest ornithologist / guide for the 2014 Bird Week is
again Lloyd Nielsen, a well-known guide and author of
several bird books. For more information about your
guides please click
here. Additional guides are sometimes
present, depending on guest numbers.
summer Bamaga is only accessible by air, and in early
January we can expect a few showers and thunderstorms.
in the tropics takes place in the early morning until
lunchtime, continues in the late afternoon and we go
at least once spotlighting at night. In the middle of
the day we relax, investigate a few local treks or have
a siesta, so you can be certain not only to have great
birding in comfort, but also an enjoyable holiday to
YORK BIRD WEEK
Transfer to and from Bamaga Airport
All accommodation and 3 meals (breakfast, lunch and
dinner) per day
Birding in rainforest, woodland and the coast
Spotlighting for nocturnal birds and other animals
A tour to the woodland and riverine forest at the
Boat charter to the Woody Islands (Torres Strait)
drinks, personal spending and optional extras.
Flight Cairns - Bamaga - Cairns
The tour commences with your flight from Cairns to
Bamaga airport. Flight times and details have to be
confirmed at a later stage.
* * SPECIAL * * *
POST CAPE YORK BIRD
AT KINGFISHER PARK BIRDWATCHERS LODGE
days birding in Cape York, enjoy some R & R in the
peaceful surrounds of Kingfisher Park Birdwatchers Lodge.
Situated at Julatten, 1½ hours north of Cairns
in the foothills of Mount Lewis, Kingfisher Park at
440m enjoys a cooler climate than the coast.
A special three
night package for two people including a morning and
night walk are available for $387 single, $475 two people
(standard Unit) or $528 for two people in two-bedroomed
Check out our website
www.birdwatchers.com.au for more information.
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