Eyes on Wildlife
Eyes on Wildlife
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Birding, wildlife and nature tours in the World Heritage listed Wet Tropics of Far North Queensland, Australia: Atherton Tablelands, Cairns, Mareeba, Daintree. Guests are collected for half day, full day and multi day tours from their accommodation or meeting point to see: endemic birds and 300+ other birds, Platypus, Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroo, etc. Nocturnal Tours: Possums, Gliders,...
Atherton, Queensland, Australia
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San Diego, CA58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Wow! Patrick is a pro's pro guide! He placed us on the Red Gohawk, 5 species of Kingfisher, 3 species of Bowerbirds, Owls, Nightjars, Golden Shouldered Parrots and many more "lifers'. He's Mr. Punctual! And, goes the extra mile to get you where the birds are. Our favorite experiences were a daytime close encounter with a curious Rufous Owl. Our trip to Musgrove Station... the real outback experience! And, a Speckled Harrier following the car for 1200 meters at eye level.
Written 23 March 2024
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Thank you so much for writing this review. I have very fond memories of the tour and our time together. You are an awesome couple. Lots of memories that still me chuckle. Stay in touch! Regards, Patrick
Written 29 March 2024
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Kai F
Scheveningen, The Netherlands3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Patrick is an amazone guide! Hè took us into the forest in the dark. Hè kneed exactly where to find animals. And he knew so much about them! We would definitely recommend this guy!
Written 15 January 2024
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Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. It was great to be out with the family! Regards, Patrick
Written 2 February 2024
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Anne W
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Patrick is one of the best field guides we have ever been out with in over 30 years of worldwide wildlife travel adventures. His love and knowledge of the natural world, and desire & ability to share that with his guests is abundant, and translated for us into a very memorable & enjoyable learning experience as well as exposure to a very substantial number of bird, mammal and other species. At initial contact Patrick made great efforts to understand & accommodate our specific interests and timetable. Communication throughtout has been first class. We enjoyed 2 nocturnal outings (one with superb coverage of mammals and the other focussing on owls) and 2 morning ones, covering a range of habitats in the Tablelands area. Patrick has a caring and intimate knowledge of his local patch and the habits of its wildlife and so is able to find and advise on any target species. He is a top bloke, a delight to be with, and we loved every minute of our time out with him. Wholeheartedly recommend.
Written 17 October 2023
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Thank you for writing such a wonderful review. I really enjoyed your company. Thanks for sending the pics from locations I suggested for extra birds. Always satisfying when guests get what they are visiting for. Best regards, Patrick.
Written 23 October 2023
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Katie W
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Couples
An incredible and unforgettable experience! On our extended night tour, Patrick showed us more species of beautiful Australian wildlife than we’ve spotted ourselves in 10 years. A true privilege to see these beautiful animals in the wild at night and in safety with such a knowledgeable guide.
Written 31 July 2023
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Thank you for writing this lovely review. It was a great night out in great company! Regards, Patrick
Written 4 September 2023
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Cheryl W
20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Family
This is my sixth tour with Patrick. He was a natural and excellent with the fluctuating energy/moods of a 5 year old. (And 50+ year old). He engaged both the child and the adults equally well. We enjoyed the general wildlife and spot lighting tours. He is full of knowledge and excellent at finding the variety of animals. Mammals, geckos, birds, fronts, bugs and flora. Looking forward to next year’s adventure! Thank you.
Written 12 July 2023
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Thanks again, Cheryl! See you next Year!
Written 4 September 2023
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EllaInParis
Balmain, Australia12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
What an amazing experience! We were lucky enough to join Patrick for a nocturnal tour, and my eyes are literally wide open now to the wonders of the rainforest that may otherwise lie unseen at night. Patrick was simply an excellent guide - his passion and knowledge were both exceptional and his expertise in finding creatures hidden in the forest was incredible. Highly recommend this tour, you won’t be disappointed .
Written 13 May 2023
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Thank you so much for writing these kind words. I thoroughly enjoyed your company. My pleasure!
Written 21 May 2023
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Stan T
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
We had an incredible tour. Patrick was helpful and modified the tour to suite our needs and level of experience. He is extremely knowledgable.
Written 13 May 2023
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Our time together was short, but very enjoyable. Thanks for coming on tour!
Written 21 May 2023
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Kevin H
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
I did a full day Wet Tropics Endemic Birds Tour with Patrick in late December. I was simply left in awe of Patrick's skill as a naturalist and wildlife guide - exceptional breadth and depth of knowledge, precise locations, lighting fast identifications, and an uncanny ability to find birds in dark rainforest. Truly outstanding. I would not have found a fraction of what he spotted doing it myself. Even in less than ideal weather, he did a fantastic job finding around 75 species of bird, as well as mammals and reptiles. A very personable guide who is clearly passionate about nature and also the science behind it. Patrick gave a flexible and individualised experience - he was able to adjust the entire day's plan on short notice after an unexpected road blockage and found a way to include a last minute request to see tree kangaroos. He had a range of gear to help find wildlife in both day and night, including a 4WD, loan binoculars, a spotting scope, a thermal scope, and spotlight. I would recommend Patrick without hesitation!
Written 29 December 2022
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Many thanks for writing this wonderful review! It was great to be out with you. Hope to see you again when you're back up in the Wet Tropics!
Written 2 January 2023
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sue c
Brisbane29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
We did a tour with Patrick to spot the dancing Brolgas & Sarus cranes. We drove around a bit as their spotting relies on luck and timing as with any birds and wildlife. We first come across several different flocks of them but were difficult to photograph. Patrick wasn't going to give up though, and found about a hundred of them in a paddock further on. This was a great and informative tour as Patrick also gave us tips to spot other wildlife and birds on our own during our stay in the Tablelands. We recommend Eyes on Wildlife to anyone who wants to spot or photograph the local birds and wildlife.
Written 17 September 2022
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Thank you for writing this review, Sue. Hope you've had some great birding experiences since.
Written 26 October 2022
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Craig S
Melbourne, Australia697 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We had an excellent experience with Partick in later August 2022. We went on the 4 hour nocturnal trip (6:15pm till a little after 10:30pm) . Patrick is extremely friendly, knowledgeable and it was a pleasure wandering the Atherton forests at night, guided by Patrick. (One of us has health issues, but was fine with the limited amount of walking needed, as we drove from spot to spot) We saw Northern Yellow-bellied Glider, Northern Greater Glider, Green Ring-tailed Possum, Herbert River Ring-tailed Possum, Lemuroid Ring-tailed Possum, Common Brush-tailed Possum, Long-tailed Pygmy Possum, Rufous Bettong, Red-legged Pademelon, Fawn-footed Melomys, Spectacled Flying-fox, Eastern Barn Owl, Northern Leaf-tailed Gecko
and Chameleon Gecko. We would highly recommend this trip to anyone interested in nature.
Written 28 August 2022
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Thank you for writing this review, Craig. It was a great night out. It's a privilege to be able to guide keen nature lovers in such a wonderful area as the Atherton Tablelands.
Written 2 September 2022
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