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November 1 - 17, 2018

Optional Extension to Nov. 23

Leaders: Mark Garland & Steve Potter

This new Audubon Naturalist Society trip provides a thorough exploration of areas in the tropical north of Australia, with a contrasting optional extension to the cool, temperate, and mountainous island of Tasmania.  We start with about a week in the rugged, dry, and exceptionally scenic Northern Territory, and then add a week in Queensland, the northeastern corner of Australia that features tropical rainforest habitat.  We also include a full day trip on the Great Barrier Reef.  The optional extension focuses on both coastal and mountain habitats on Tasmania, with a particular effort to observe many of the endemic birds and mammals that are only found here.  While birds will be a major focus of the trip, we will also observe and identify many of the unique mammals, reptiles, and plants of Australia.


Cost of the trip for members of the Audubon Naturalist Society is $8200, double occupancy, not including air travel to and from the tour beginning and ending cities.  Non-member cost is slightly higher.  For a detailed itinerary and registration information contact Carol Hayes at the Audubon Naturalist Society by e-mail ( or by calling (301) 652-9188 x10.

Photos courtesy of Roger & Kathy Horn

Left to right, above: Rainbow Lorikeet, Australian Grebe, Torresian Imperial-Pigeon.

Below left: Figbird.  Below right: Red-backed Fairy-Wren