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Birdwatching Tropical Australia

55 reviews
About Birdwatching Tropical Australia
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. Morning tea/coffee is included. Binoculars for beginners are available. Fully accommodated multi day birding and bird photography tours of northern Queensland are available. We do private charters and can tailor a tour to suit your needs and pocket.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have hired many birding guide all over the world. Doug was the best (so far)! He was very professional yet fun to be with. We birded a long day, saw over 100 birds, and I was left exhausted and satisfied. (Kind of wish I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Wanderwoman V
Doug H, Owner at Birdwatching Tropical Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

WOW! - thanks for the review Wanderwomen, I am really happy you had a great day here in Northern Queensland and thanks to the birds for putting on a good show. :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Doug is a true expert in his field with unbelievable local knowledge. He is also a good bloke and fun to tour around with. I spent a half day with Doug last year (writing this review a little late) and we saw 69 species in...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Christopher S
Reviewed 26 November 2018

We spent a day and a half with Doug, being picked up in Cairns and being dropped off in Port Douglas. Doug is a great guide. He knows the birds and exactly where to take us to find them. My wife likes flowers more than...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Keith P
Doug H, Owner at Birdwatching Tropical Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2018

Hi Keith P Thank you for your review. I am happy that you both enjoyed your tour even though your wife was not a birder. It is always a pleasure to see some mammals (Sugar Gliders and Striped Possum) and plants in addition to our...More

Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

We did the full day tour and had a wonderful time. He was friendly, good company and customized the day based on what we wanted to see and do. Doug was extremely knowledgeable of the local area and took us straight to where he knew...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Zulu747
Doug H, Owner at Birdwatching Tropical Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2018

Hi Zulu747 Thanks for your great review. The client usually know what they want and that's what I endeavour to give them! It was a pleasure showing you some of our fantastic birds and I do hope you return to see some more! Best regards...More

Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Doug had it all. Knowledge, friendliness and great enthusiasm for birds. We saw so many and he tailored the trip based on my kind of birding allowing us to see as much as possible in one day. On top of that he was really easy...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Doug H, Owner at Birdwatching Tropical Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Thanks for your review harryb716. I am glad the Golden Bowerbird came in for you. Nice Bustard photo.

Reviewed 15 July 2018

We spent most of the day with Doug. He started by asking us what we wanted to see and we went on to let him know what we had planned for the following 5 days. Doug didnt think the birding would be great on the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Neville H
Doug H, Owner at Birdwatching Tropical Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Hi Neville H Thank you for your review and recommendation. We can thank the rain for the Red-necked Crake! I am happy that you enjoyed the day despite the weather. Doug H

Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

I spent the day with Doug on Friday and had one of the best days birding ever. We started in Port Douglas and found birds straight away even found Eclectus Parrots nesting near the Golf course. We moved on to Mosman and found more birds...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Doug H, Owner at Birdwatching Tropical Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Thanks for the great review Hales2010. I suspect a lot of the birds were out to feed and get a bit of sun after the rains we have been having. The Fig-Parrots really put on a good show. Our luck for the day! Great birding...More

Reviewed 28 June 2018

Doug Herrington arrived on time and knew all the top spots to find a huge variety of birds around Mossman and Port Douglas. Nothing was too much trouble and wow could Doug find those birds. He went to extraordinary lengths to encourage the birds into...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Doug H, Owner at Birdwatching Tropical Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Thank you for the review Michelle P. It was great photographing birds with you. Give us a call next time you are in the area and we can organise a full day for you.

Reviewed 19 May 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Klaus A
Doug H, Owner at Birdwatching Tropical Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

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

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.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Doug H, Owner at Birdwatching Tropical Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

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

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