Easy to Moderate
A terrific tour for enthusiastic twitchers...
A birdwatcher’s delight! Join us over three days and two nights. With 100 national and conservation parks, over 270 species of birds living in mallee bushland and spectacular coastal scenery, Eyre Peninsula is emerging as a ‘must-see’ destination for eco and wildlife tours.
Your guide is Fran Solly. A keen birdwatcher of more than 30 years, Fran knows the local birds well, including many by their call. She contributes to the local scientific database through bird surveys that are conducted across the Peninsula. Fran is also a professional photographer and started her photography journey capturing birds.
Welcome to beautiful Eyre Peninsula
If you are flying into Port Lincoln, your guide will pick you up from the airport. Start your journey at the small coastal hamlet of Tulka where waders, swans and sea birds can be seen from the bird hide. This is another known location for southern emu-wrens. Next we take you to the diversity of the Port Lincoln National Park. From the naturally rugged and wild Sleaford Bay and the Southern Ocean to the tranquility of the Spalding Cove area and other beautiful beaches. Rugged cliffs provide an opportunity to view osprey and white-bellied sea-eagles and to keep a look out for kites and harriers. Head towards Taylors landing and encounter birds such as the mallee fowl, purple-gaped honeyeaters, striated pardalotes, spiney-cheeked honeyeaters, dusky woodswallows, Australian pipits, western yellow robins, blue-breasted wrens, and white-browed scrubwren. Enjoy lunch and more opportunities to stop and watch the birdlife. In the afternoon, visit the privately owned Mikkira Station, one of Australia’s very best habitats where koalas can be found in the wild. Here we go exploring under the beautiful old eucalypt trees and come face to face with koalas as they laze in the manna gums. Wild kangaroos casually hop around and emus roam amongst mobs of sheep. This is also the home of astounding bush birds including Australian ringneck parrots, black-faced cuckoo-shrikes, pallid cuckoos, golden whistlers and an occasional scarlet robin. Accommodation: Port Lincoln Hotel Lunch provided.
Eastern coast of the Eyre Peninsula
Coffin Bay National Park