Birdwatching Tropical Australia

Birdwatching Tropical Australia

Birdwatching Tropical Australia
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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. 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.
Mossman, Queensland, Australia
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Diantha W
Salt Lake City, UT137 contributions
Apr. 2023 • Friends
We had a fantastic 1/2 day tour with Doug. He is an expert birder and helped us identify tons of new birds for us in a short time. We explored from the shore into the rainforest. We were really fortunate to observe the Jacana and Paradise Kingfishers for longer times and appreciate their behaviors. Doug personalized the tour immensely. He provided everything you needed—binoculars, field guides and list, water, snacks, tea, coffee. We only had a short time amidst a sightseeing itinerary and Doug maximized it for us. We highly recommend birding with Doug. The more time you can spend, the better!
Written 2 April 2023
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Hi Willida1128 Your great review is very much appreciated. Thank you very much. Kind regards Doug
Written 19 April 2023
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danielsdays
10 contributions
May 2022
We did a half-day birdwatching tour with Doug Herrington around the Port Douglas area. This was our first time in tropical north queensland and, as amateur bird lovers, we just wanted to see as many birds as possible.

Doug did not disappoint - he clearly lives and breathes birds in the area everyday and took us to a huge number of great bird watching sites - some classic and some off the beaten track. Doug himself was great to spend the morning with and we only wish we had had more time. Highly recommend if you want to see (and/or photograph) the birds in the area (one highlight being the pictured scarlet honeyeater).
Written 8 May 2022
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Hi Daniel How did I miss your review! Thank you so much. Kind regards Doug
Written 19 April 2023
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Excursion620099
4 contributions
Aug. 2021
I went on a private 1 day bird watching tour in the Port Douglas/Mt Lewis/Julatten area with Doug Herrington. I saw a great diversity of birds, many for the first time. Most were close enough for good photography.
Doug was an excellent knowledgeable guide who knew exactly where to go to find an array of endemic birds. We saw, and got excellent photos, of golden bowerbird, scarlet honeyeater, yellow robin, yellow honeyeater, northern fantail, and even the eclectic parrots that are now breeding in Port Douglas. Many others too.
Doug was affable and light hearted, making the day easy and fun.
Written 10 September 2021
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smyth_travels
Western Australia23 contributions
Jun. 2021
amazing day spent with Doug. Saw nearly 80 different birds for the day. Dough's knowledge of the birds and the places to find different birds made for a great day. His patience while we took photos really helped as well. His ability to know which birds were in which area and then to be able to call the birds helped to make it a memorable day. Would highly recommend spending a day with Doug if you want to see lots of different birds.
Written 18 June 2021
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Penny G
1 contribution
May 2021 • Couples
We just spent a great day with Doug. Despite a very wet morning we still recorded over ninety species including some lifers for me: Lovely fairy wren, Macleays and Bridled HE, Papuan frogmouth, and others like Australian bustards and double eyed fig parrots
Doug is extremely knowledgeable and a great person to spend the day with.
Written 27 May 2021
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Nick T
Melbourne, Australia148 contributions
Apr. 2021 • Solo
I did a full day of birding with Doug chasing 10 bird species in the rainforest on Mt Lewis. The cost of $350 for the full day was good value. Doug’s knowledge of the area and the calls/behaviour of the birds ensured I found the species I was after including two that were particularly difficult due to the time of year. Once the main targets were out of the way Doug added in some great birding around Julatten and on the way back in to Port Douglas. Doug had a great attitude throughout- nothing was too much trouble.
Written 8 April 2021
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Dennis G
Melbourne, Australia30 contributions
Dec. 2020
I read an article where someone had seen 90 birds, so I expected Doug to beat that.... and he did. We saw 93 birds. Of these about 80 are birds I have never seen before in the wild including Tawny Frogmouths (4), Papuan Frogmouth, Bustards, various herons, various kingfishers, various parrots etc. When I return, I will definitely take another of his trips. One of the best days in Queensland. Highly recommended for animal lovers. You will need binoculars or a zoom lense.
Written 29 December 2020
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markD6441XC
Kenmore40 contributions
Oct. 2020 • Solo
I only had the time for a halfday with Doug, and we saw 88 species!! This is my third guiding with Doug, and he always puts guest first, no rush to move on, goes for requested species. Absolutely wonderful to visit his special bird hotpsots. Spotless crake in pic
Written 14 October 2020
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Thankyou Mark for your great review. Always a pleasure birding with you. Spotless Crake was thanks to the mid day rain - ha -ha.
Written 15 October 2020
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Gigi
New York106 contributions
Nov. 2019 • Couples
We were so happy to go birding with Doug Herrington. He was working up north and made a special trip just to accomodate us for which we are appreciative. We were able to see over 90 birds in a short period of time. The first 65 were in the first 3-4 hours of the day. All the great reviews about him are true. He’s easy to be around, he knows his Queensland birds and he’s very professional. We wish we were staying longer and could go birding with him again. We’ll just have to come back. Some of the birds we really enjoyed seeing were the Eastern Curlew, Bush Stone Curlew, the Rainbow Bee-eater, the Lovely Fairy Wren, Macleay’s Honeyeater, the Eclectus Parrot, the Rainbow Lorikeet, Sulfur-crested Cuckatoo, the Pale Yellow Robin, the Dusky Honeyeater, the Scarlet Honey-eater, the Red-browed Finch and of course the Kookaburra. We were so close to the Victoria’s Riflebird. He knows exactly where they are. We could hear him clearly. Wish we would’ve looked for him first thing but maybe the next time.
Written 10 November 2019
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Mick Mack
2 contributions
Sep. 2019
My partner and I had a lovely day out with Doug recenly, checking out birds from Mossman, Port Douglas, through Julatten to Mt Carbine.
Doug is great company, and can spot birds just about anywhere.
Highlights (and there were many) for me were metallic starlings nesting, and Great Bowerbirds at Mt Carbine. Papuan Frogmouths too at Julatten.
We got over 100 species in a very relaxing, pleasant day.
Thanks Doug!
Written 21 September 2019
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Hi mickmack56 Thanks for the review. It was a great pleasure showing you some the birds and places that are special to me. BTW the Tawny Frogmouth are now nesting and I expect the Papuan Frogmouth to follow suit soon. Hope you had a pleasant and safe trip home. Kind regards Doug H
Written 23 September 2019
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