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Our tours offer unique views of birds and other wildlife, cultural insights and brilliant photographic opportunities in iconic national parks and cultural landscapes of remote Australia. NT Bird Specialists offer birdwatching and photography tours...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Darwin, Northern Territory 0830, Australia
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+61 421 651 122
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have used bird guides in Panama, Mexico, Argentina and various locations in the U.S. Luke is one of the very best.

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NTBirdSpecialists, Owner at NT Bird Specialists, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you very much Chris for your review, it was a pleasure taking you both out for a great day out and I hope the rest of your holiday was very enjoyable with plenty of birds. Happy birding ;)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had two tours with NT Bird Soecialists as part of Kakadu Bird Week and were amazed at the number of birds we seen - Luke's knowledge and ability to spot birds is amazing We have done a few tours with Luke and always enjoyed...More

Thank Tony W
NTBirdSpecialists, Owner at NT Bird Specialists, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review Tony, it was a great time during Kakadu Bird week and to get to see Gouldian Finches, Red Goshawk, Little Kingfisher, Great-billed Heron and Black Bittern on the same day was a real bonus. We're glad that you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Luke led a small group on a tour through the East Alligator region of Kakadu. His knowledge is extensive and was so willing to share his knowledge and answer questions regarding the local birdlife and wildlife. I would love to join Luke on one of...More

Thank Janis O
NTBirdSpecialists, Owner at NT Bird Specialists, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your kind words Janis, it was a pleasure sharing another great morning around the East Alligator River region with you. Having the Arafura Fantail, Sandstone Shrike-thrush, Chestnut-quilled Rock Pigeon and that elusive Rainbow Pitta showing themselves nicely made it a...More

Reviewed 11 October 2018

Luke Patterson, was a terrific tour leader and guide on this 8 night/9 day tour. He knew the birds; calls as well as flight patterns. I saw >160 species and had the opportunity to get a number of nice photo ops. Luke worked his magic...More

Thank Paul H
NTBirdSpecialists, Owner at NT Bird Specialists, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review Paul, it was a thoroughly enjoyable tour and we really do hope that you managed to capture some of the amazing birds that we got to see throughout the trip. Look forward to seeing some of your images and...More

Reviewed 26 September 2018

A must-do tour for any bird/wildlife lover.... we had the most amazing tour with Luke being the bird whisperer extraordinaire!! we are both good spotters of wildlife but we would walk down a path and see a few birds, Luke would see so many more...More

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NTBirdSpecialists, Owner at NT Bird Specialists, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words Anita, the wildlife of the 'top end' really did put on a display for you and it was great to share the experience with somebody who really enjoys the natural environment. Look forward to touring with you again in...More

Reviewed 21 September 2018

I did the one-day "Darwin Sticky Beak" tour & I was amazed at the beauty & diversity of the bird life in & around the city. Luke really opened my eyes up to the hidden treasures of the top end & I continue to enjoy...More

Thank Simma22
NTBirdSpecialists, Owner at NT Bird Specialists, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review of the tour, It was a great day out around Darwin and an absolute pleasure to show you some (quite a few) of the bird species that call this part of the Northern Territory home. We look forward to hopefully taking...More

Reviewed 13 September 2018

A fabulous trip and wonderful way to see Kakadu at its best. Guide Luke was highly knowledgeable, passionate about birds, a professional guide in all ways and an exceptional host during our five days together. He made sure we saw everything we wanted and worked...More

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NTBirdSpecialists, Owner at NT Bird Specialists, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Thanks very much Geoff for your kind words, it was an absolute pleasure taking you and your lovely wife Jane on tour as part of your birthday gift and what a birthday gift it was!! Some fantastic birds and wildlife along with some great company...More

Reviewed 11 September 2018

We did the one-day birding tour around Darwin because that's all the time we had. We booked at the Darwin Tourist Info Center, belatedly, because I had been unable to find a one-day birding tour online two weeks earlier. Luke has a very professional but...More

Thank Carolyn M
NTBirdSpecialists, Owner at NT Bird Specialists, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Thank you very much Carolyn, it was a pleasure taking you and Carl out for the day and I'm glad that you found us and we could be of assistance. It was a great day out with plenty of birds! Hopefully we'll go birding again...More

Reviewed 9 September 2018

I did this tour as part of the Canon Collective trip. The photography side was extremely well catered for with ready access to the professionals and equipment. The tour itself was thoroughly well organised. The accommodation was suitable, the restaurant meals had variety and the...More

Thank Terry S
NTBirdSpecialists, Owner at NT Bird Specialists, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Thanks very much Terry for your kind words! We had an absolute ball taking you around and showing you some of the highlights of this amazing place that we are lucky enough to work in. Kakadu can really turn it on at times and this...More

Reviewed 29 August 2018

A love of photographing nature led me to booking this 5 day tour of Kakadu and surrounding area run in conjunction with Canon Collective. All I can say is that Luke and Sarah are great guides with lots of knowledge of the region its history,...More

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NTBirdSpecialists, Owner at NT Bird Specialists, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Thank you very much Ron, it was our pleasure. Not only did we get to see some fantastic birds but to see an adult Leichhardt's Grasshopper was an absolute bonus! We're so happy that everybody got some great shots of 'Top End' wildlife including crocodiles,...More

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