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November 4 - 17, 2018

Optional Extension to Nov. 23

Leaders: Mark Garland & Steve Potter

This new Audubon Naturalist Society trip provides a thorough exploration of diverse natural areas in southern Australia, at a season when spring is in full splendor here.  Destinations include desert (the edge of the “outback”), wetlands, forests, rivers, and the southern ocean coast.  We will visit a variety of parks and other natural areas, searching for birds and other wildlife while learning about unique plants and ecosystems of Australia.  An optional extension visits the tropical forests of Queensland, in northeastern Australia, with a full day trip to the Great Barrier Reef.  Longtime ANS travel program leader Mark Garland will join Australian naturalist Steve Potter to lead this journey.


Cost of the trip for members of the Audubon Naturalist Society is TBA, 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