We are preparing a new tour for 2021 - Australia: Cape York & New Caledonia. This promises to be a little bit different as we drive from Cairns into the Iron Range enabling us to visit a variety of habitats in this northernmost part of Australia such as mangroves, heathland, rainforest, vine forest, savannah and wetlands. We will be looking for species such as Rufous Owl, Palm Cockatoo, Marbled Frogmouth, Yellow-billed Kingfisher, Fawn-breasted and Great Bowerbirds, Trumpet Manucode, Green-backed Honeyeater and the Cape York endemics such as Golden-shouldered Parrot, Frill-necked Monarch, White-streaked Honeyeater, Northern Scrub-Robin and more. Moving on to New Caledonia we will base ourselves on the island of Grande Terre where we can find the enigmatic Kagu (right), as well as species endemics & specialities such as Horned Parakeet, New Caledonian Parakeet, Cloven-feathered Dove, New Caledonian Imperial Pigeon, New Caeldonian Myzomela, Grey-eared Honeyeater, New Caledonian Friarbird, Crow Honeyeater, New Caledonian Cuckooshrike, New Caledonian Crow, Yellow-bellied Flyrobin, Green-backed White-eye and Striated Starling. New Caledonian Thicketbird will take some searching, but we'll try! We will also make day trips to Lifou and Ouvea in the Loyalty Islands for the island specialties such as Ouvea Parakeet, Large Lifou White-eye and Small Lifou White-eye, as well as Cardinal Myzomela & Melanesian Flycatcher amongst others. We will also do take an exploratory pelagic for species such as Tahiti Petrel, Black-winged Petrel, Gould's Petrel, and hopefully New Caledonian Storm-Petrel. Who knows what we will find? Currently there are just 6 spaces available.
Full tour info will be available soon - see here for basic info
You can register your interest for this tour by emailing us at: [email protected]