Australia has more than 850 species of birds including migrants. Of these about 630 species occur in Queensland. The Wet Tropics and Cairns region alone is home to over 430 species of birds, 12 of which are local endemics.
Your guide, Doug Herrington, has a great passion for the birds of Tropical Australia and has more than 18 years experience bird watching Port Douglas and the surrounding area. He gets great pleasure from sharing his experiences with other birders. Birdwatching Tropical Australia is based in the Port Douglas area about 1 hour’s scenic drive north of Cairns.
The area includes a large range of very different habitats from sandy beaches to rocky shoreline and mangrove lined estuaries as well as wet and dry sclerophyll forests, lowland and high altitude rainforests and several wetlands. All of these provide superb birding habitat. Tours can include bird watching Port Douglas coastal areas, Julatten and Mt Lewis as well as some of the savannah area between Mareeba and Mt Carbine.
Birdwatching Tropical Australia specialises in one day and multi-day individual and small group birding tours. We like to go where the birds are. Beginners, experienced birders and photographers are all catered for and routes can be adjusted to suit particular interests such as those with target lists.
Doug is a keen amateur photographer. All the photographs on this website are his work and were taken bird watching Port Douglas local area.