Running for 10 days in late November each year the Victorian Megatour aims to showcase this state’s best birding sites from the rainforests, heaths and coastlines of the south to the box-ironbark woodlands, grassy plains and semi-arid mallee woodlands of the north, targeting many rare and iconic bird species plus enjoying the other flora and fauna that makes Australia so unique.
Minimum group size four and maximum eight. Last year over 280 bird species were recorded as well as 19 mammal species. Itinerary available for download from the website.
Days of operation:
In 2018 this tour runs from 21st November to 30th November
Firetail Birdwatching Tours with guide Simon Starr is Victoria’s longest running specialist guided bird-watching company with most tours starting and finishing in Melbourne.
Firetail Birdwatching Tours offer a wide variety of guided birdwatching, bird photography and general nature tours throughout the year across Melbourne, Victoria and South-Eastern Australia. Transport in a comfortable four wheel drive vehicle. Use of a Swarovski ATX95 telescope. Local knowledge gained after 25 years of exploring this region. Checklists provided. Drinks and snacks provided
For every tour Simon takes into account the widely varying conditions that occur here in Australia as well as catering to individual interests, to maximize sightings and give you the best experience possible.
Victoria is Australia’s smallest mainland state but one of its best kept secrets, where it is possible to visit all of South East Australia’s important habitats within just a few hours driving with 400 species recorded annually. Their website Birding Victoria includes a huge amount of information on birding sites plus links and resources. Last year's Annual 10 day Megatour run every November recorded 283 species.
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