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Birdwatching Tropical Australia

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P.O Box 746, Mossman, Queensland 4873, Australia
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A fulfilling and exciting day

It was a lot of fun to spend the day with Doug and to benefit from his knowledge of place and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Klaus A
Birding with Doug

Great day birding with Doug who knows the birds of the area intimately and tried hard to find my... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
Janet B
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Birdwatching Tropical Australia provides full day birding and bird photography tours exploring the coastal areas around Port Douglas, rainforest areas around Julatten and Mt Lewis and the dry savannah to the west of the mountain range. Small group size - 1 to 4 persons. Transport is in a comfortable air-conditioned 4WD. Lunch and morning tea are included. Binoculars for beginners are available.
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P.O Box 746, Mossman, Queensland 4873, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It was a lot of fun to spend the day with Doug and to benefit from his knowledge of place and species.

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Doug H, Owner at Birdwatching Tropical Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review Klaus A. It was great to show you some of the birds in their various habitats!

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Great day birding with Doug who knows the birds of the area intimately and tried hard to find my target species. Nice guy. Safe driver. Highly recommended.

Thank Janet B
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Doug H, Owner at Birdwatching Tropical Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you Janet B for your review. I always try hard for my clients! Perseverance usually gets the target bird!

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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

I spent a fantastic 3 days with Doug. His local birding knowledge is excellent and he was keen to show me as much as possible. From rare endemics, to the more common, we saw a fantastic array of tropical birds as well as different plants...More

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Doug H, Owner at Birdwatching Tropical Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2018

Hi Emma D - thank you for your brilliant review! Please enjoy the photo's I sent to you as a reminder of your tour. do email me if you would also like one of the Golden Bowerbird we saw at the bower. Regards - Doug...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Doug knows all the birds by call and by sight. He knows where to find the ones you want to see most. He is amazing. Best Birdwatching trip ever!!! We saw 69 different species in only part of the tour. Thanks, Doug!!!!!

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Doug H, Owner at Birdwatching Tropical Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2018

Hi Jane A - thanks for your review. I am glad we could get some of your target birds for you. Keep on birding! - Regards Doug

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Reviewed 10 December 2017

Doug Herrington knows his birds and knows where to find them. I took a full day birding tour with him in the Queensland area, and it was lovely. Doug is a safe driver, a sharp birder, and is nice to spend the day with. He...More

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Doug H, Owner at Birdwatching Tropical Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

Thanks for your review and recommendation! I hope to ake you birding again on your next visit!

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

We had been birdwatching up the coast from Brisbane on our own and decided to treat ourselves with a day with an expert. What a great day birding we had with Doug: firstly to the coast and then up into the ranges to find wet...More

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Doug H, Owner at Birdwatching Tropical Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Thanks for your review! I am happy you enjoyed your trip and look forward to seeing you again to find the last elusive endemic.

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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Spent the day with Doug visiting Mount Lewis & the surrounding area & what a day! Doug's knowledge of the area & birdlife is exceptional & would certainly recommend him to anyone visiting the area. My only disappointment was that I only had a single...More

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Doug H, Owner at Birdwatching Tropical Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for your review David R. I just love showing people my favorite birding spot - Mt Lewis. I am really happy that you enjoyed your day and hope to see you again so that you can have that second day!

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Reviewed 15 August 2017

Thanks to Doug for organising a really memorable day of birdwatching . We learned so much about the beautiful birds of Qld - it was a really varied day and we saw over 85 different species of bird in various settings - we took the...More

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Doug H, Owner at Birdwatching Tropical Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Hello WilkosUk Thank you so much for your review! Two of the reasons I love my job so much are 1) - the great birds we see every day and 2) - the lovely people I get to meet every day! Kind Regards Doug

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

My husband and I hired Doug for 2 full days of birding at the end of July. Even though we had already been birding for a week in Queensland, he found us 62 additional life birds, including almost all of our wet endemic targets. What...More

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Doug H, Owner at Birdwatching Tropical Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Hi Kristen1113 Thank you for your great review. That Double-barred Finch site is still a bit "iffy" but as soon as it dries out a bit they should be more easily seen when the come in to drink. I hope the rest of your holiday...More

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Reviewed 21 June 2017

My husband and I are experienced world-wide birders however this was our first trip to Australia. Doug Herrington was recommended to us by Wendy and Glenn Cambage of Sweetwater Lodge (a birder's paradise) in Julatten. We had been in Queensland for two weeks and already...More

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Doug H, Owner at Birdwatching Tropical Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Thanks for your wonderful review! I thoroughly enjoyed your company throughout the day and your enthusiasm not only for the birds but all the insects and spiders also. I do hope that you both have some memorable photo's of your tour.

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