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You don't need to be an expert birder to contact a Pal.  Together you have love for nature, birds, new countries and learning.

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Happy birding.

B. Johnson



Maps
Bribie IslandQueenslandAustralia


Available
Anytime. Not available May-August 2017.

Languages
English
Note
My wife, Meg and I are retired teachers who are available at any time to assist you in finding Aussie birds on the north side of Brisbane.

We are passionate, amateur birdwatchers with many years of experience. Having travelled a lot, we enjoy meeting like-minded nature lovers who enjoy exploring new places.

We have a large, roomy 4WD that will accommodate up to 3 passengers. Pick-up in Brisbane can be arranged.
Area
Buckley's Hole, Kakadu birdhide, Samford

Area Birds
Waders, shorebirds, rainforest, bush
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, fishing, surfing, travelling, caravaning

A. Georgiou



Maps
PerthWestern AustraliaAustralia
Area


Available
Available during the week and some weekends.

Languages
English, Greek
Note
I am in my late 50s and a keen birder and mad photographer. I love nothing better than a days birding.

I live near to Herdsman Lake and I know it and it's inhabitants very well. I spend many an afternoon there with my tripod and camera.

I would be delighted to show people the birds of Perth and the surrounds.

I have a comfortable car and know the Perth hotspots of Kings Park, Bold Park, Lake Monger and Herdsman Lake and Lake Claremont very well.

I have been birding in these areas for the last 30 years. I am also a mad photographer so very happy to do a photography day as well.

Let me show you a Splendid Fairy Wren and Splendid Perth.
Area
Herdsman Lake, Lake Monger, Lake Claremont,Perth area

Area Birds
A regular day-list of about 75 birds at Herdsman.
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography,Travel: walking, hiking, museum, restaurant, club, theatre, live music, sports event, auction, antique, classical, reading, writing.

R. Lloyd



Maps
AdeliadeSouth AustraliaAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
As above with additions. Experienced birder that has guided many visitors. An Australian list around 670 and a world lid life list of over 3100. Have a 4WD and knows where to find the local specialities. I enjoy trying to find as many species as I can v for visitors and I am happy to bird long stretches.
Area
Adelaide Hills, Murraylands, Barossa Valley

Area Birds
Parrots, Honeyeaters, Thornbills, migratory waders
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, fishing, beach, Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, train, bus, car, long walk, ship, Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, club, vineyard, architecture appreciation, antique, Attend: concert, horse race, dance show, theatre, sports event, antique, Participate: bar, rock, country, classical, wine, beer, liquor, social games, casino

S.Vigilante



Maps
GeraldtonWestern AustraliaAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
I belong to a local bird group and we are mostly retired including myself and we would love to take visitors bird watching.

We have two rivers The Chapman and the Greenough, plus ocean for shorebirds and lots of bush areas to see bush birds.

I really enjoy meeting people from oversea and would love to take them birdwatching in our beautiful area of Geraldton.

Available: I do travel quite a lot but when I am home almost anytime.
Area
Rivers, Bush, Ocean

Area Birds
Rainbow Bee eaters, birds of prey, parrots, galahs, cuckoos in winter
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, butterflies, fishing, skiing, swimming, beach, surfing, snowmobiling, sky divingTravel: stroll, walking, hiking, climbing, train, bus, car, hitchhiking, biking, long walk, packpack, portage, canoe, ship, cruise, pilot, dog sled, snow mobileVisit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, club, vineyard, ski run/trail, monument, arboretum, architecture appreciation, shop, antique, fashion, techAttend: concert, horse race, ballet, dance show, theatre, live music, sports event, auction, antique, convention, political rally, protest, competition, swapParticipate: night life, party, dance, club, bar, rock, country, classical, hiphop, rap, swing, wine, beer, liquor, social games, computer games, casino

JFennell



Maps
AdelaideSouth AustraliaAustralia


Available
anytime unless I am away birding

Languages
English
Note
Have done birdwatching since 1963 in Europe, USA, South America, NZ, Australia, Borneo and Antarctica.

Enjoy showing people new species and as I am a keen bird photographer I am happy to help birders get a good photographing experience.
Area
Laratinga Wetlands, Monarto Woodlands, Tolderol Reserve, Goolwa Estuary, Mallee

Area Birds
Bush, swamp, estuary species
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, butterflies, reptiles, native orchids

AThelander



Maps
BrisbaneQueenslandAustralia


Available
afternoons and weekends

Languages
English, Swedish, some Spanish
Note
I am a member of Birds Queensland and have been birding for over 30 years.

I am involved in bird conservation work in Queensland and am familiar with all local species.

I am also a bird photographer of limited experience.
Area
Brisbane Forest Park, Lamington, Oxley Creek Common, Sherwood Arboretum

Area Birds
Birds of subtropical habitats from rainforest to shorelines
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, swimming, beach Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, biking, long walk, sail, canoe, Visit: tourist site, museum, arboretum, architecture appreciation Attend: conservation protest meetings Participate: general socialising

DEngel



Maps
SydneySouthern SydneyAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
Royal National Park is home to 134 species of bird and I can provide you with the opportunity to see a large number of these. I have over 20 years birding experience and an Australian life list of over 500 birds. A days outing can be tailored to your needs and any target birds you wish to tick off. We will bird a variety of habitats, including rain forests, woodlands, heathlands and rocky platforms.

I can identify all of the local birds by observation but cannot guarantee identification of 100% of the calls we hear (I admit I know a lot but not all!!).

I am available anytime, though notification needs to be provided. I'm self employed.
Area
Royal National Park and surrounds

Area Birds
RockWarbler
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, standup paddle boarding and kayaking (qualified guide in both), ecology and conservation

RShore



Maps
ParkesNew South WalesAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
only English
Note
I now spend my time travelling around Australia photographing birds. Happy to have a companion join me for a little or a long while. Let me know which area you'd like to explore or which birds you'd like to find.
Area
any Australia

Area Birds
any Australia
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, walking, hiking, Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, arboretum, shop, antique, Attend: concert, theatre, live music, sports event, auction, antique, convention, political rally, protest, competition, swap

Roger



Maps
Samford Valley (Brisbane)QueenslandAustralia


Available
Weekends for guiding anytime for lodging and advice

Languages
English
Note
Life long birder and world lister. Passionate about native wildlife and restoration of native ecosystems. Painstakingly restoring native bush in the west Brisbane area.
Area
Lake Samsonvale, Mt Glorious, Lockyer Valley

Area Birds
White-eared Monarch, Sooty & Masked Owl, Spotted Q-Thrush, Paradise Riflebird,
Interests
Nature: bird, mammal and reptile spotting, bush regeneration, sound recording

DLaxdal



Maps
Ellenborough Upper Hastings River Catchment, Mid-North Coast NSWAustralia


Available
Sundays and school holidays if I am not birding somewhere else!

Languages
English
Note
Paradise Rifle-birds, Rufous Scrub-birds and Olive Whistlers are relatively easy to get along the Oxley Hwy in Cottan-bimbang NP. Please contact me for more details or a visit!
Area
Cottan-bimbang NP, Ellenborough, Yarras, Mount Seaview Resort

Area Birds
Masked Owls, Paradise Riflebirds, Rufous Scrub-birds, Olive Whistlers
Interests
Site monitoring for birds

MLISTER



Maps
Vaucluse, SydneyNSWAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
I am in my early sixties and passionate about birding and bird photography. I also paint and draw birds. Living in Sydney generally requires travelling out of the city which I do several times a week. I have comfortable 4 X 4 car. I am familiar with all the great birding spots in and around Sydney and know the habitats where one can find certain species.
Area
24 Coolong Road Vaucluse
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, photography, beach, surfing, Travel: stroll, walking, car, Visit: National Parks and birding sites Attend: concert,,theatre, live music, sports Participate: Art, crafts and sculpure

A.Wright



Maps
MaldonVictoriaAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
My wife and I are known as The Gypsy Twitchers www.gypsytwitchers.com We have birded extensively around Australia in our twitching quest and therefore can provide advice to overseas birders in the planning of their Australian trip, in particular the targeting of specific species. We also have a good knowledge of central Victoria and the local Bush Birds in an around the Muckleford State Forest. The closest main city to us is Bendigo and we are in travelling distance to the greater Bendigo National Park. I am a keen bird photographer and display my images on our web site. If we are not travelling ourselves we can assist with local guiding.
Area
Muckleford State Forest, Bendigo, Bendigo National Park




Maps
CanberraACTAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
I have been a bird watcher for many years and also have a keen interest in Australian flora. I work part time but can always find time to take visitors bird watching locally. I live in Australia’s national capital city, Canberra, which is a 3-4 hour road or rail trip south from Sydney. Melbourne is a further 7-8 hour trip south. Canberra is a small inland city of about 350,000 people, with a wide range of habitats and easy access to nature reserves and several national parks. In excess of 120 species are recorded in the local area.
Interests




Maps
BrisbaneQueenslandAustralia


Available
weekends

Languages
English
Note
I am a keen birder with a focus on photography although working full time and travelling a lot with work. Happy to meet visitors and show them some of our regions beautiful birds. You can see some of my work at flickr.com. I have no prejudices I welcome Nikon or Canon shooters:) or non photographers for that matter.
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, butterflies, fishing, skiing, swimming, beach, surfing, snowmobiling, sky diving Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, climbing, train, bus, car, hitchhiking, biking, long walk, packpack, portage, canoe, ship, cruise, pilot, dog sled, snow mobile Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, club, vineyard, ski run/trail, monument, arboretum, architecture appreciation, shop, antique, fashion, tech Attend: concert, horse race, ballet, dance show, theatre, live music, sports event, auction, antique, convention, political rally, protest, competition, swap Participate: night life, party, dance, club, bar, rock, country, classical, hiphop, rap, swing, wine, beer, liquor, social games, computer games, casino

M.Mahdi



Maps
SydneyNew South WalesAustralia


Available
Weekends

Languages
English
Note

C.Allan



Maps
PerthWesternAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
I am a very inexperienced but enthusiastic bird watcher. I would be happy to take people to the areas I know and learn about the birds together. I am close to Bibra Lake and Beelier Wetlands.
Area
Bibra Lake, Beelier Wetlands

B.Twiss



Maps
WarrnamboolVictoriaAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
I am an amateur photographer and avid learner about birds in my area. I am looking to obtain better camera and lenses as part of that growth in the very near future. Happy to share any knowledge I have or to search it out for you. Cheers, Bill

K.Elsby



Maps
NorwichNorfolkAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
English, some Spanish and French
Note
live close the the major wildlife reserves in Norfolk such as Cley and Titchwell, and within easy reach of Minsmere and Cabridgeshire. I have a wide interest in natural history and photography and am a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and sit on the wildlife group of the RPS.

A.Whadcoat



Maps
BairnsdaleVictoriaAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
I am a Professional Photographer and Park Ranger. I enjoy bush walking and Kayaking the Gippsland Lakes, with my Camera The Gippsland Lakes is the largest inland waterway in Australia. Teaming with Birdlife. I am a 5 generation resident so have a sound knowledge of the history and the right locations to get the best shots, Always happy to accompany visitors to the area and share my skills.
Area
Gippsland Lakes

J.Sarna



Maps
BrisbaneQueenslandAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
Birdwatching and Bird Photography. I am member of Birds Queensland and BirdLife Australia. I live in the Samford Valley along the South Pine River and have a property list of over 100 birds. I am keen to share the birds of this locality with visitors. Our home is located about 20km from both Samsonvale Cemetry, the temperate rainforest of MtGlorious and Tinchi Tamba Wetlands. Bribie Island and Toorbul wader roosts are about a one hour drive away.




Maps
High WycombeWAAustralia


Available
Weekend

Languages
English
Note
hobby birdwatcher, not twitcher,Age 65 ,good sense of humour.
Area
Close to Darling scarp =eucalyptus woodland,& sandplain =banksia woodland,close to Swan river & numerous lakes.
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, butterflies, fishing, skiing, swimming, beach, surfing, snowmobiling, sky diving Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, climbing, train, bus, car, hitchhiking, biking, long walk, packpack, portage, canoe, ship, cruise, pilot, dog sled, snow mobile Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, club, vineyard, ski run/trail, monument, arboretum, architecture appreciation, shop, antique, fashion, tech Attend: concert, horse race, ballet, dance show, theatre, live music, sports event, auction, antique, convention, political rally, protest, competition, swap Participate: night life, party, dance, club, bar, rock, country, classical, hiphop, rap, swing, wine, beer, liquor, social games, computer games, casino




Maps
Alice SpringsNorth TeritoryAustralia


Available
Weekend

Languages
English, Afrikaans
Note
I am a professional Civil Engineer. Born and grew up in Southern Africa. Started birding at about age 35. Lived in Alice for the last 28 years. About 950 birds on my world list and about 440 Australian list. This is an arid zone with very variable climate. It is very difficult to reliably find the difficult species and without a fair bit of time even some of the fairly common ones. I have been birding the Sewage Ponds here about 6 kms from my home fairly intensively and recording lists on data base site called 'Eremaea'. I have recorded 140 species for this site. I also visit a faily good site, bush type, about 50 kms away north-west of here.
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, butterflies, fishing, skiing, swimming, beach, surfing, snowmobiling, sky diving Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, climbing, train, bus, car, hitchhiking, biking, long walk, packpack, portage, canoe, ship, cruise, pilot, dog sled, snow mobile Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, club, vineyard, ski run/trail, monument, arboretum, architecture appreciation, shop, antique, fashion, tech Attend: concert, horse race, ballet, dance show, theatre, live music, sports event, auction, antique, convention, political rally, protest, competition, swap Participate: night life, party, dance, club, bar, rock, country, classical, hiphop, rap, swing, wine, beer, liquor, social games, computer games, casino

B. Cameron



Maps
MackayQueenslandAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
I work ten days straight then have 5 off and would be glad to show people our diverse range of birdlife during my days off. I have Rainforest, Mangroves, Tea tree swamps, Wetlands, Open grasslands, Beaches and Botanical gardens all within a 10 klm radius of my residence. I am a keen birdwatcher/amatuer photographer and have been interested in birds for 38 yrs.

CNixon



Maps
Port MacquarieNSWAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
Only started bird-watching a year ago and very much enjoy the photographic side, live right on the coast and so see mainly sea birds.

M. Clayton



Maps
CanberraACTAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
I am a retired 62 year old former wildlife researcher and the leader of a bird banding (ringing) team. I have lived in the area for almost my entire life. I enjoy showing people the birds of my region.

K. Lindsay



Maps
BrisbaneQueenslandAustralia


Available
Weekend

Languages
English
Note
Highest bird diversity of Australias captial cities!

B. Blaylock



Maps
Eden HillsSouth AustraliaAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
I am secretary of Birds SA (The South Australian Ornithological Association Inc.). There are a lot of birding areas close to Adelaide which I would be happy to show other birders.

H. O'Donovan



Maps
SydneyNSWAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
English bird language
Note
Hi my name is Harry O'Donovan. I would love to show people the wonderful birds in the Sydney region. I have extensive knowledge of the landscape as well as flora and fauna. I have been studying birds for 20 years, starting at the age of 12. My recent projects include recording the songs/compositions of Lyrebirds in the Blue Mountains. Hope to hear from you. Seeya Harry.

J. Penhallurick



Maps
CanberraACTAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
English some French
Note
I would be glad to help any birders, who are looking for birds around Canberra.

V. Jealous



Maps
DenmarkWest AustraliaAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
English, French Indonesian
Note
Wild south coast of WA. Local residents (often in my garden!) include Red-eared firetails, Crested shrike-tits, Carnaby's cockatoos. Endemics within 200km include Noisy scrub-bird, Western bristlebird, Western whipbird. I work away, regularly, but happy to accompany birders when I'm home.

I. Smith



Maps
Moonee BeachNSWAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
There are excellent pockets of reserves and parks in the area that attract varied bird life. I take people out onto Green Point which is a good birding spot nearby. Rainforest and sea give you a good variety in a relatively small area. I'm mainly interested in photography but am a member of the Hunter Bird Observers Club, mainly to get identification of the ones I photograph. I'm retired and do most of my walking and birding during the week as I race pushbikes on weekends. See my Eagle Story and pics at: birdingpal.org/BBS/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=761&p=1858#p1858

I. Boyd



Maps
TownsvilleQueenslandAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
I am retired and am keenly interested in bird watching and bird photography. Living in Townsville, Qld with a list of around 400 bird species there is lots to see and do. Some of the birds are endanged while others are rare and hard to find but there is still plenty that are accessable in the diverse habitats within 100 kilometres of the city. Those habitats run from the mangroves swamps and the mudflats of the foreshore though the lowland savanah and up into the rainforest. Further afield is the dry country leading to the outback.

D. Kowalick



Maps
AdelaideSouth AustraliaAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
Bushbirds and water birds.

C. Chafer



Maps
PenrithNSWAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
Greater Sydney and Illawarra.




Maps
DarwinNorthern TerritoryAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
English, Spanish, basic Indonesian
Note
I am currently the only birding pal in Darwin Australia I think. There is already some notes on me and Darwin.

Area Birds
SE asia and migratory sea birds from arctic arriving in Australia for northern winter.
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, butterflies, fishing, skiing, swimming, beach, surfing, snowmobiling, sky diving Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, climbing, train, bus, car, hitchhiking, biking, long walk, packpack, portage, canoe, ship, cruise, pilot, dog sled, snow mobile Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, club, vineyard, ski run/trail, monument, arboretum, architecture appreciation, shop, antique, fashion, tech Attend: concert, horse race, ballet, dance show, theatre, live music, sports event, auction, antique, convention, political rally, protest, competition, swap Participate: night life, party, dance, club, bar, rock, country, classical, hiphop, rap, swing, wine, beer, liquor, social games, computer games, casino

I. Mayer



Maps
PerthNSWAustralia


Available
Weekend

Languages
English, German
Note
Based out of Fremantle I have been birdwatching for 20 years. Area is excellent for waders/bushland birds all relatively close.

L. Egerton



Maps
SydneyNSWAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
Sydney is the leafiest capital city I've ever seen, encircled by national parks. My area, 1hr north of the CBD and accessible by public transport, is the leafiest of all. Here on the northern beaches, I can take you to a local wetland, Kuringai National Park, or just sit on the deck and check out the large number of endemics. Alternatively we can drive further afield; there's so much to see!

J. Graff



Maps
PerthWestern AustraliaAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
I'm happy to show visitors around, looking for SW endemics or any of our other local birds. Available weekends and some weekdays. Also happy to just give advice on where to find species if you'd rather go and find the birds on your own.

A. Overs



Maps
CanberraACTAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
I'm a keen birder and have a broad knowledge of Australian natural history. I'm available for guiding in the Canberra region (and beyond, e.g. southern and central western NSW, depending on what you want to see!). Diverse habitats close by including wetlands, woodlands and forests. For the avid twitcher, 100 species in a day is possible in Canberra. I run beginners outings for our local group and have plenty of experience in guiding for international visitors. For those interested in bird banding, I also operate a couple of banding projects in the region. Happy to discuss your birding needs should you be visiting Canberra for work or pleasure.

M. Ramsay



Maps
BunberyWestern AustraliaAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
English a little Spanish
Note
Tuart banskia coastal woodlands now mostly cleared beach and ocean.

N. Capell



Maps
BundabergQueenslandAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
Have been a keen birder for over 40years; over 300 species can be found within a 2hr drive of Bundaberg, close to great wader roosts of the Great Sandy Straits.

C. Greet



Maps
Hervey Bay areaQueenslandAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
Our 25 acres property has over 70 bird species and the area has over 350 species noted. Hervey Bay is 350 km from Brisbane and is serviced by air, for those wishing to find airline information the airport is listed as Fraser Coast. We welcome visitors and have a couch for roosting or one queen sized bedroom, visitors can also park their camper van on the property. We have a good knowledge of the area and are pleased to take people to other birdwatching areas. We do not charge for anything and really enjoy showing people our corner of the planet. Feel free to contact us regarding any issue about visiting Australia and where we can we will provide the information.

M. McNeice



Maps
Myall Lakes National ParkNSWAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
I have always been interested in Birds, wildlife and nature and know most of the local birds. We live on a 50 acre property adjoining Myall Lakes National Park. Bird clubs that camp here have seen and listed up to 112 different birds. We have accommodation available. We are 15 mins from main north south Pacific Highway(1).

I. Davies



Maps
Fraser IslandQueenslandAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
English partner has French, Afrikaans
Note
www.Fraserisland.com and www.kingfisherbay.com for regional information. Ivor is a keen birder and photographer always interested in birding with friends in this very productive birding region.

M. Stanley



Maps
PrahranVictoriaAustralia


Available
Weekend

Languages
English
Note
Am available some weekends to go birding around Melbourne.

K. Cross



Maps
Mapleton, Sunshine CoastQueenslandAustralia


Available
Weekend

Languages
English
Note
Mapleton is 100km north of Brisbane. I'm adjacent to National Parks and Forests. Over 100 spp for the yard plus nice mammals. Hosted many Birdingpals previously and overseas visitors especially welcome. Been birding 20 years - so I know the birds of my state and where to see them very well.

R. Hanley



Maps
PerthWestern AustraliaAustralia


Available
Weekend

Languages
English, German Indonesian
Note
Professional biologist with broad interest in natural history and keen bird watcher can provide advice on good places to visit in Western Australia and has links to local birdwatching organisations.

W. Maddeford



Maps
PerthWestern AustraliaAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note

B. Jayne



Maps
PerthWestern AustraliaAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
Note

P. Jacoby



Maps
PerthWestern AustraliaAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
I've been showing Birdingpal visitors around Perth for over 10 years. We'll have a relaxing day's birding seeing a good range of the local species including some of the SW endemics.
Interests
Nature: birdwatching

A. Farias



Maps
Melbourne, WerribeeVictoriaAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
English, Portuguese Italian, Spanish Bergamasco, Gallego
Note
Very good knowledge of Birds and areas around the country. Please note that I'm not a professional guide, Therefore I don't charge any fees, all that I ask in return is that you do the same to me when I visit your country. I do not have a car driver license, I ride a motorcycle, so if you want me to show you around you need to drive. If you give me some notice I can arrange to guide you anywhere in the country. I prefer if you send me a wish list so we can get as many ticks as it's possible in one trip... Please Birders and twitchers only, No Dudes!

J. Broadberry



Maps
MelbourneVictoriaAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
Note

D. Torr



Maps
MelbourneVictoriaAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
I live in Werribee about 30km SW of Melbourne - good train service from Melbourne. Werribee is home to a large and very famous Sewage Treatment Works, and there are also woodlands in the area as well

R. Nowotny



Maps
MelbourneVictoriaAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
English, French
Note

M. Ramsey



Maps
BroadfordVictoriaAustralia


Available
Weekend

Languages
Note

J. Hunter



Maps
SheffieldTasmaniaAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
Note

M. Morgan



Maps
Coles BayTasmaniaAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
We are very amateur bird watchers, who run a comfortable waterfront B & B on the Freycinet Peninsula. Happy to suggest birding spots in Tasmania at any time, but can only join birders for walks in the National Park during our low season from May till October.

C. Shaw



Maps
BrightonSouth AustraliaAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
I travel around Australia regularly but when I'm home in Adelaide I'm usually available. There are lots of interesting bird areas close to the city and for visitors with even a few hours to spare there is lots to see. I've been bird watching for more than twenty years all over the country so while I don't claim to be an expert of South Australian birds, together I'm sure we can have a pleasant time and see some of the commoner species that frequent the area. I get my e-mails every day so I might even be able to help you in another part of the country too.

J. Dening



Maps
Sunshine CoastQueenslandAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
English, French German
Note
Queensland's Sunshine Coast lies about an hour north of Brisbane in a latitudinal band which experiences the overlap of southern Australian birds and northern Australian birds, with a reported regional species list of more than 300. Habitat varies from coastal estuarine to coastal heathland to rainforest and upland eucalypt forest.

J. Hall



Maps
Sunshine CoastQueenslandAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note

G. Hill



Maps
NoosaQueenslandAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
Note

R. Lamb



Maps
Noosa, Sunshine CoastQueenslandAustralia
Area


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
Have been a birder for 30 years, on the Sunshine Coast for past 24 years. Have birded all mainland Australian States and have Aussie list of 652 birds, as well as having birded in Malaysia, Borneo, Canada, India, Costa Rica, Canada, USA and 7 European countries.

The Sunshine Coast and hinterland contains both highland and lowland rainforest (Noisy Pitta, Logrunner, Russet-tailed Thrush, various fruit doves), euc.forest & woodlands, wallum heath and woodland, rocky coastal headlands (Wandering Tattler, Eastern Reef Egret), river estuaries, and a number of wetlands.

I am retired so have time to assist visiting birders, and have own transport.
Area
Sunshine Coast, hinterland, river estuaries, and a number of wetlands.

Area Birds
Noisy Pitta, Logrunner, Russet-tailed Thrush, various fruit doves, andering Tattler, Eastern Reef Egret

J. Nott



Maps
Rose Gums Wilderness RetreatQueenslandAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
I only bird Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat.

G. Palmer



Maps
JinboombaQueenslandAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
Note

D. White



Maps
Gold CoastQueenslandAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
Note

K. Shurcliff



Maps
CooktownQueenslandAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
English Bahasa Indonesia
Note
Birding around Cooktown combines the tropical wet rainforest with more dryland parts of northern Australia. It is also a good base for the Cape York endemics, particularly from October-December. During the months of January-April, the monsoon wet season reduces access to key birding locations up north.

R. McNeill



Maps
BrisbaneQueenslandAustralia


Available
Weekend

Languages
English
Note
I have been obsessed with birding since the age of 11 and for the better part of 30 years have been enjoying the pursuit. I am an American who has lived and worked in New Jersey, South & North Carolina, Kansas, Missouri, Honduras, New Zealand and now am settled  in Australia...living just north of Sydney for over two years. I have been birding in over 40 countries am a co-founder of Ventures, Birding and Natural History tours. Today I have sold out for the corporate life, necessary to fund the my far flung pursuits.. We own a home on 40 acres near some great birding locations and have some meggas both in the yard and within a few months k's from our house. On our property is a small guest cottage that we are in the process of fixing up and one thought would be to make it available to visiting birders, I am also in the process of cutting some trails through the forest. We would charge a small fee, only enough to cover the costs of power, water and laundry and would still offer guiding...or hook them up with a mate who can provide professional services.

D. Gravatt



Maps
BrisbaneQueenslandAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
English French (pas bien!)
Note
Retired biologist and experienced nature guide. Access to rainforest (eg.Lamington National Park), eucalyptus forests, agricultural lands, and coastal areas (heath-lands of the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast). Just a note to thank you for the great birding day! It reconfirms for me the great knowledge that local birders have about where to go and what we will encounter there. Your knowledge and easy going style are great attributes that I'm sure have served you well. Thanks again mate! I hope to see you again... maybe even here in *my backyard.* Doug Nail, California.

P. Woodall



Maps
BrisbaneQueenslandAustralia


Available
Weekend

Languages
English some French IsiZulu<
Note

G. Goodyear



Maps
BrisbaneQueenslandAustralia


Available
Weekend

Languages
English
Note

M. Reed



Maps
KatherineNorth TerritoryAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
Note
My particular area of interest extends 1,000 road kilometres from Kakadu National Park south to Katherine and west to Kununurra in Western Australia in what is generally referred to as the ‘Top End’ of Australia where diverse landforms and habitats are home to grass finches, mannikins, numerous endemics and common birds of northern Australia. Contact me or take a look at my website for information that might assist in planning your visit www.ntbirds.com.au




Maps
Tweed HeadsNSWAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
Note
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, butterflies, fishing, skiing, swimming, beach, surfing, snowmobiling, sky diving Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, climbing, train, bus, car, hitchhiking, biking, long walk, packpack, portage, canoe, ship, cruise, pilot, dog sled, snow mobile Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, club, vineyard, ski run/trail, monument, arboretum, architecture appreciation, shop, antique, fashion, tech Attend: concert, horse race, ballet, dance show, theatre, live music, sports event, auction, antique, convention, political rally, protest, competition, swap Participate: night life, party, dance, club, bar, rock, country, classical, hiphop, rap, swing, wine, beer, liquor, social games, computer games, casino

B.Lancaster



Maps
SydneyNSWAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
I am happy to take people birding in the Sydney Area and prefer weekdays. I live close to the City Centre (downtown in American) and can pick people up from their hotels. The areas I can cover include the Royal National Park and the Hawkesbury area National Parks. I have been birding long enough to know the good places.

D. Stephens



Maps
South CoastNSWAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note

C. Richardson



Maps
OrangeNSWAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
English, French
Note
I do a lot of travelling in NSW - as work takes me to Broken Hill (some 550km away direct - about 760 by road) several times a year. So I bird and atlas along the way.




Maps
OrangeNSWAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
English, French German
Note
Orange is medium-sized country town, 270 km west of Sydney. It is a mainly agricultural area, but with sufficient bushland, hills, creeks and wetlands in the area to make it interesting. Orange is a good gateway to western and northern New South Wales and to Dubbo, where there is a famous open plan zoo. It is on a good alternative route to Queensland away from main tourist areas. We live on a 57 ha property 12 km from Orange, with about 100 species of birds, plus platypus, water rats and four species of kangaroos and wallabies. We can collect people from the railway station or there is space for camper vans. Whilst I am more than happy to show people around this area, and there are also occasional opportunities to join in research activities such as bird banding (ringing), I cannot advise on general itineraries for people visiting Australia.
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, butterflies, fishing, skiing, swimming, beach, surfing, snowmobiling, sky diving Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, climbing, train, bus, car, hitchhiking, biking, long walk, packpack, portage, canoe, ship, cruise, pilot, dog sled, snow mobile Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, club, vineyard, ski run/trail, monument, arboretum, architecture appreciation, shop, antique, fashion, tech Attend: concert, horse race, ballet, dance show, theatre, live music, sports event, auction, antique, convention, political rally, protest, competition, swap Participate: night life, party, dance, club, bar, rock, country, classical, hiphop, rap, swing, wine, beer, liquor, social games, computer games, casino

M. Akrill



Maps
Newcastle/Hunter ValleyNSWAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
Hunter Valley takes in an area from the Pacific Coast to the foothills of the Great Divide. Rain Forest, farm land and more open forest further inland give a diverse mix of birds with a hundred species not to difficult for a day.

J. Hosking



Maps
DubboNSWAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
I started birdwatching about 20 years ago, mainly because my son, Tim, became interested and because he was only 11, I had to go along. But we both became hooked. Dubbo has a population of about 40,000, in a wheat/sheep area. Dubbo does have a great zoo where threatened species are bred. They have been breeding the Mallee Fowl and releasing them with moderate success. Cats and foxes get them! We have about 250 species in our area. Special ones for me, are the Mallee Fowls. They build mounds and the male does most of the work, and Glossy-black Cockatoos. We have been surveying the glossies since 1994 and counted 404 one night. They are a threatened species too. You cannot help but get a real buzz from seeing about 30-50 glossy-black cockatoos coming into a dam to drink in the evening. We have some very pretty birds, such as the Superb Fairy-wrens, and all our Robins are very pretty.

M. Berry



Maps
Broulee/Batemans BayNSWAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
We have 100 acres of bushland adjoining the 150 acre Illawong Nature Reserve [which was dedicated as a sanctuary for waterfowl in the 1960's] and we operate a small short breaks accommodation business called 'The Bower at Broulee'. We offer good opportunities for our visitor's to see a wide range of birdlife, including a Sea Eagles nest within the reserve.

A & H Wright



Maps
CanberraACTAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
We love taking visitors around this area. Although we don't get many birders coming this way, it is always good to meet 'kindred spirits' and help them find the birds and show them some of the sights of our national capital.

GMacnamara



Maps
Tuross HeadNSWAustralia


Available


Languages
Note
I am a fairly ordinary birdwatcher myself but I have several friends in this area who are really good and who enjoy birding with visitors.
Area
small coastal town with a range of habitats nearby including beaches, rivers, lakes, farmland, dry forest and rainforest
Interests
Birdwatching and the natural environment generally.

RDatta



Maps
MelbourneVictoriaAustralia


Available


Languages
Note
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, photography, travel, wine, table-tennis.

ASKI



Maps
MerndaVictoriaAustralia


Available


Languages
Note
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, butterflies, fishing, skiing, swimming, beach, surfing, snowmobiling, sky diving Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, climbing, train, bus, car, hitchhiking, biking, long walk, packpack, portage, canoe, ship, cruise, pilot, dog sled, snow mobile Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, club, vineyard, ski run/trail, monument, arboretum, architecture appreciation, shop, antique, fashion, tech Attend: concert, horse race, ballet, dance show, theatre, live music, sports event, auction, antique, convention, political rally, protest, competition, swap Participate: night life, party, dance, club, bar, rock, country, classical, hiphop, rap, swing, wine, beer, liquor, social games, computer games, casino

C. Jones



Maps
North LakesQueenslandAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
I am over 70, am firstly an avid amateur photographer, landscapes especially with birds and love all travel. I guess I am more of a twitcher (in the nicest way)than a serious, studious record-keeping birdwatcher.
Area
I live in the outer suburbs of Brisbane, the capital city of Queensland. This is a semi-tropical area with hot muggy summers, which is when most rain falls sometimes as tropical storms and cool dry winters where the temperature rarely goes below double figures.
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, fishing, beach, Travel: caravan, stroll, walking, train, car, long walk,canoe, ship, cruise, camping Visit: outback, tourist site, restaurant, monument, arboretum, architecture appreciation, shop, antique Attend: concert, dance show, theatre, Participate: night life, club, bar,country, swing, wine, beer, liquor,casino

RThornton



Maps
Pacific HavenQLDAustralia


Available


Languages
Note
Known Bird Person
Area
16 Jacqueline Drive
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, butterflies, fishing, skiing, swimming, beach, surfing, snowmobiling, sky diving Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, climbing, train, bus, car, hitchhiking, biking, long walk, packpack, portage, canoe, ship, cruise, pilot, dog sled, snow mobile Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, club, vineyard, ski run/trail, monument, arboretum, architecture appreciation, shop, antique, fashion, tech Attend: concert, horse race, ballet, dance show, theatre, live music, sports event, auction, antique, convention, political rally, protest, competition, swap Participate: night life, party, dance, club, bar, rock, country, classical, hiphop, rap, swing, wine, beer, liquor, social games, computer games, casino

SStewartwynne



Maps
karrinyupWAAustralia


Available


Languages
Note
Love being amongst the birds and the bees, and happy to help others. Two to three hours is usually enough walking for me.
Area
17a martock way I am a very keen birdwatcher, but by no means an expert, living in suburban Perth, W.Australia. I am always happy to go if I am free, to places farther afield. Near me are areas that have a mixture of water birds and bushbirds., and within 50km, some different types of habitat with different birds
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, photography, butterflies, fishing, , swimming, beach, Travel: stroll, walking, , train, bus, car, , , ship, cruise, Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, , vineyard, monument, arboretum, architecture appreciation, shop, antique, tech Attend: concert, ballet, dance show, theatre, live music, sports event, , antique, convention, political rally, protest, , swap Participate: , country, classical, wine, beer, liquor, social games,

RNoske



Maps
BrisbaneQueenslandAustralia


Available


Languages
Note
I am a retired biology professor, who lived in Darwin for 26 years and now living in Brisbane. I have led many tours to the Top End of the Northern Territory, and co-led tours to Papua. I conduct bird research locally and in Indonesia, and am the chief editor of the Indonesian bird journal KUKILA.
Area
D'Aguilar National Park and Mt Coot-tha Forest
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, mammals, photography, snorkelling Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, climbing, train, bus, car, hitchhiking, biking, long walk, packpack, portage, canoe, cruise, pilot Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, club, vineyard, monument, arboretum, shops Attend: concert, dance show, live music Participate: night life, party, dance, club, bar, rock, hiphop, wine, beer

GMoore



Maps
MelbourneVictoriaAustralia


Available


Languages
Note
Retired couple so usually available if we are not away, or family commitments beckon.
Area
Eastern suburbs of Melbourne
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, beach, Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, car, biking, cruise, Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, monument, arboretum, Attend: concert, theatre, Participate: classical,

GJones



Maps
WarrandyteVICAustralia


Available


Languages
Note
Area
63 Pound Rd
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, butterflies, fishing, skiing, swimming, beach, surfing, snowmobiling, sky diving Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, climbing, train, bus, car, hitchhiking, biking, long walk, packpack, portage, canoe, ship, cruise, pilot, dog sled, snow mobile Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, club, vineyard, ski run/trail, monument, arboretum, architecture appreciation, shop, antique, fashion, tech Attend: concert, horse race, ballet, dance show, theatre, live music, sports event, auction, antique, convention, political rally, protest, competition, swap Participate: night life, party, dance, club, bar, rock, country, classical, hiphop, rap, swing, wine, beer, liquor, social games, computer games, casino

APockley



Maps
Indigo ValleyVictoriaAustralia


Available


Languages
Note
Area
We live on a 60 acre smallholding in the beautiful Indigo Valley, growing prime lambs and olives (for olive oil). We are very rural, but have excellent road networks to the nearby cities of Wodonga, Albury and Wangaratta. We are very close to the National Park of Chiltern's Ironbox Forest.
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, photography, walking, Visit: museum, restaurant, vineyard, architecture appreciation, antique, Attend: concert, theatre, ports event

GCain



Maps
SCHOFIELDSNSWAustralia


Available


Languages
Note
A casual birder
Area
22 Carman St
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, butterflies, fishing, skiing, swimming, beach, surfing, snowmobiling, sky diving Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, climbing, train, bus, car, hitchhiking, biking, long walk, packpack, portage, canoe, ship, cruise, pilot, dog sled, snow mobile Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, club, vineyard, ski run/trail, monument, arboretum, architecture appreciation, shop, antique, fashion, tech Attend: concert, horse race, ballet, dance show, theatre, live music, sports event, auction, antique, convention, political rally, protest, competition, swap Participate: night life, party, dance, club, bar, rock, country, classical, hiphop, rap, swing, wine, beer, liquor, social games, computer games, casino

PCrane



Maps
BundabergQueenslandAustralia


Available


Languages
Note
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, car, aeroplane Visit: Attend: theatre, sports event, Participate:

MOliver



Maps
JunortounVictoriaAustralia


Available


Languages
Note
Semi retired professional. Amateur birder and photographer
Area
Box Irombark forest
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, photography, Travel: stroll, walking, Attend: concert, classical

KUsher



Maps
PerthWestern AustraliaAustralia


Available


Languages
Note
Area
We live in the forest in the low hills east of Perth.
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, photography, butterflies, Travel: stroll, walking, train, bus, car, canoe, dog sled, snow mobile Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, club, arboretum, architecture appreciation, shop, antique, fashion,

DSouthall



Maps
SydneyNSWAustralia


Available


Languages
Note
Keen birder and photographer, currently living in USA.
Area
North Shore
Interests
Nature: birdwatching,photography, skiing, swimming, beach, surfing, Travel: walking, hiking, climbing, biking, long walk, canoe Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, club, vineyard, ski run/trail, monument, arboretum, architecture appreciation, shop, antique, fashion, tech Attend: concert, ballet, theatre, live music, sports event, competition

EWakefield



Maps
HobartTasmaniaAustralia


Available


Languages
Note
Experienced birdwatcher on land and at sea. Bird researcher Tasmania, islands and pelagic seabirds. Keen photographer of birds and wildlife.
Area
Mount Stuart home address, near capital, Hobart on the Derwent River which is below Mt Wellington that overlooks the city. Tasmania is southern most state of Australia. It has a diversity of flora and fauna with 12 endemic birds mostly around Hobart so can be seen in one day. Previously part of Gondwanaland so many endemic plants from that era. 40 deg south,Tasmania is an island so has mild climate. Small fruit, grapes, apples, vegetables, cheeses, seafood specialties.
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, , photography, butterflies, , swimming, beach, Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, , train, bus, car, , biking, long walk, , , canoe, ship, cruise, , , Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, , , / , , , , , , , Attend: concert, , ballet, , theatre, live music, , Participate:

JRobertson



Maps
Adelaide S.A.Australia


Available


Languages
Note
I am a keen birdwatcher who also is a university researcher on birds working on bioacoustics and the behavioural ecology of birds in Australia, the Galapagos and Africa.
Area
I live in the Adelaide Hills where there are lots of endemic birds and we have good access to many other sites.
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, butterflies, fishing, swimming, beach, general natural history. Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, car, long walk, Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, club, vineyard, monument, arboretum, architecture appreciation Attend: concert, theatre, live music, auction, antique, convention Participate: bar, rock, classical, wine, beer, liquor, social games

mSimpson



Maps
ChelmerQLDAustralia


Available


Languages
Note
Retired nature lover.
Area
160 Victoria Ave
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, butterflies, Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, train, bus, car, hitchhiking, biking, long walk, Visit: tourist site, museum, vineyard, monument, arboretum, architecture appreciation, antique, Attend: concert, ballet, dance show, theatre, live music, sports event, auction, antique, political rally, protest, competition, swap Participate: classical,

ERich



Maps
MosmanNSWAustralia


Available


Languages
Note
Area
Sydney environs
Interests
Nature: birdwatching,

SOmberg



Maps
Alice Springs Northern Territory Australia


Available


Languages
Note
Active 70 year old woman , love to look for birds , love to travel .
Area
Central Australia is desert but Alice Springs is set in mountain ranges , the famous Larapinta walking trail starts here .
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, art gallery , indigenous art & craft Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, climbing, train, bus, car, hitchhiking, biking, long walk, packpack,canoe, Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, arboretum, architecture appreciation, shop, antique,

DDodds



Maps
HawthorneQueenslandAustralia


Available


Languages
Note
Area
84 Elliott Street
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, beach, s Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, climbing, train, bus, car, hitchhiking, biking, long walk, packpack, Visit: tourist site, restaurant, club, vineyard, Attend: cop Participate: ni, bar,

RCockman



Maps
ElwoodVictoriaAustralia


Available


Languages
Note
Area
14/24 Milton St
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, butterflies, beach, Travel: stroll, walking, car, long walk, Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, club, vineyard, arboretum, architecture appreciation, shop, antique, Attend: concert, theatre, live music, sports event, antique Participate: night life, party, dance, club, bar, rock, classical, wine, beer, liquor, social games

GKing



Maps
Australia


Available


Languages
Note

JYerramothu



Maps
SydneyNew South WalesAustralia


Available


Languages
Note
I cant drive and I'm a decent bird photographer
Area
I'm a Research in the field of Ocular Immunology based in Sydney. I'm very passionate about Photography and Bird watching.
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, photography.

CDoerig



Maps
MelbourneVictoriaAustralia


Available


Languages
Note
Area
Very dioveres, Eucalypt forest, oceanic caostline, hills, rivers, huge bird variety!
Interests
Nature: birdwatching

JRawsthorne



Maps
DarwinNorthern TerritoryAustralia


Available


Languages
Note
Area
Australia's Top End - monsoon tropics including savanna woodland, mangroves and freshwater floodplains
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, photography, butterflies, fishing,

KJones



Maps
North RockhamptonQueenslandAustralia


Available


Languages
Note

L. Lu



Maps
SydneyNew South WalesAustralia


Available
Anytime

Languages
English
Note
Become interested in birding for two years. Love to travel around the world birding..
Area
A lot of good looking birds around my backyard
Interests
Nature: birdwatching

STanner



Maps
PerthAustralia


Available


Languages
Note
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, butterflies, swimming, beach, surfing, sky diving Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, train, bus, car, biking, long walk, dog sled Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, vineyard, monument, arboretum, Attend: concert, live music, sports event, Participate: club, bar, rock, classical, swing, wine, beer, liquor,

RMcGlashan



Maps
SunburyVictoriaAustralia


Available


Languages
Note
75 yrs, birding 35 yrs, including S.E.Asia and Sth. America
Area
North of Melbourne, at the foot of Macedon Ranges.
Interests
Nature: birdwatching,photogr skiing, beach. Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, long walk. Visit: airshows, tourist site, museum, restaurant, vineyard.arboretum. Attend: concert, theatre, live music, antiques. Participate: country, wine, beer,

DTod



Maps
EchungaSouth AustraliaAustralia


Available


Languages
Note
We are both South African born but Australian residents for the past 30 years. Our four children, their spouses and nine grandchildren reside in Adelaide. We returned to South Australia in 2012 after sailing to Fiji in our yacht and living there for eleven years.
Area
The Adelaide Hills is semi-rural with expanding towns penetrating the treed areas as it is a popular area of choice for those wishing a more natural lifestyle. Bird life is good because of the treed surroundings.
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, wild flowers, butterflies, rivers, mountains. Travel: stroll, walking, train, bus, car, caravanning, independent Overseas travel. Visit: tourist site, museum, arboretum, architecture appreciation, gardens, Attend: theatre, competition, swap Participate: country, classical, computer activities, church

MPotter



Maps
WollongongNSWAustralia


Available


Languages
Note
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, walking

RElvish



Maps
CougalNSWAustralia


Available


Languages
Note
Retired biologist,birding guide and walking tour leader.
Area
Mostly forest;both eucalypt and rainforest.
Interests
Birding

Rde Ferranti



Maps
Neutral BayNSWAustralia


Available


Languages
Note
Area
We live beside Sydney Harbour and share a beach/lakeside holiday property on the south coast of New South Wales where there are good opportunities for birdwatching throughout the year. Birds include some nesting migratory waterbirds, such as Dotterels Banded Plovers and Little Terns and many bush birds.
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, photography, skiing, swimming, beach, surfing, geology Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, train, bus, car, long walk, canoe, ship, cruise, Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, vineyard, ski run/trail, monument, arboretum, architecture appreciation, shop, antique, fashion, tech Attend: concert, theatre, Participate: classical, wine,

F. van Gessel



Maps
Woy WoyNew South WalesAustralia


Available


Languages
English
Note
I have studied birds for over 45 years, have participated in ecological wildlife studies with emphasis on birds. I am a professional wildlife sound recordist and have published more than 20 CD's on Australian Birds Have written books on Backyard and Australian Bird Sounds
Area
64 Dorothy Ave
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, fishing, swimming, Wildlife Sound Recording, reading Attend: sports event, auctions, ornithological societies and wildlife clubs.

ASizer



Maps
AdelaideSouth AustraliaAustralia


Available


Languages
Note
I started birding in 1977 while participating in an Australian bird atlas project, but let it slip for 3.5 decades. I resumed in 2012 while living in South Africa for work and ticked off about 260+ species there. I'm still building my life list on e-bird. It's not up-to-date yet, so I can't put an accurate figure on the total. I travel quite a lot for work and take any opportunity I can to add to the list. I'm happy to take visitors to Adelaide birding if I'm around, or point them to others who are more proficient.
Area
Metropolitan and bush with hills, creeks, parks and beaches.
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, long walk, cruise Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, vineyard, Attend: concert, theatre, live music

DTAM



Maps
SydneyNSWAustralia


Available


Languages
Note
I am mid-60s male retirees. I travel a lot around the World, mostly self driving wherever possible, but in some countries, I prefer not to drive, but take public transports or join tours. I also do a lot of 4x4 adventures around Australia.
Area
Our area has a lot of bushes and is very good for bush walking and some bird watching.
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, photography, butterflies, Travel: walking, hiking, 4x4 adventures, biking, long walk, packpack, Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, monument, arboretum, architecture appreciation.

EBell



Maps
Semaphore 5019South AustraliaAustralia


Available


Languages
Note
retired couple
Area
costal sand dunes and wetlands
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, photography, butterflies,, skiing, , beach, reptiles Travel: stroll Visit: tourist site, museum,

MLauva



Maps
PrthWestern AustraliaAustralia


Available


Languages
Note
Interests
Nature: birdwatching

MTaylor



Maps
MelbourneVictoriaAustralia


Available


Languages
Note

NPhilps



Maps
SydneyNSWAustralia


Available


Languages
Note
Happy, friendly Aussie who likes meeting new people and enjoying nature.
Area
Beautiful green subtropical city with river and ocean and mountains.
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, photography, butterflies, skiing, swimming, beach, Attend: concert, ballet, dance show, theatre, live music, Art museums Participate: night life, bar, rock, country, classical, swing, wine, beer, social games,

Bgraham



Maps
BonnerACTAustralia


Available


Languages
Note
Age 68, retired school teacher member Canberra Ornithologists Group (Committee member: Secretary). Lead field trips, contribute data to eBird, participate in surveys e.g. Canberra Bird Blitz and Latham Snipe surveys. Have submitted articles to Canberra Bird Notes.
Area
29 Clancy McKenna Crescent
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, photography, butterflies, swimming, beach, surfing Travel: stroll, walking, train, bus, car, biking, long walk, Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, monument, arboretum, architecture appreciation, Attend: concert, theatre, live music, Landscape painting.

RLloyd



Maps
Hallett CoveSouth AustraliaAustralia


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I am an experienced birder and have previously guided other birders on a non- profit basis with Birding Pals earlier. I have an Australian list around 670 and a world list around 3150. I am now retired and can be available mostly any day when not travelling. I enjoy showing visitors the local birds and I am happy to take both the "hard core" birds on "full on" days or beginners that just want to learn and see our local birds.
Area
A spread of habitats, eucaplyt forest, salt fields, coastal riverlands dry arid country close to Adelaide
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, fishing, Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, train, bus, car, long walk, ship, Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, club, vineyard, t, arboretum, architecture appreciation, shop, antique Attend: concert, theatre, live music, sports event, Participate: night life, party, bar, country, classical, wine, beer, liquor, social games, casino

DShah



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PerthWAAustralia


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Hi :) We, David and Dee, are a couple interested in birdwatching. We frequently go for birdwatching excursions in South Western Australia. If you would like to join us on a walk, let us know. We are usually available during the weekends. David is a Steiner Primary School Teacher who loves nature and creating beautiful artwork and music. Dee is a Podiatrist who is a professional artist and was raised in Africa.

P. ONeill



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Australia


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N. Kothare



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MELBOURNEVICAustralia


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Amateur bird watcher from India...live in Mumbai
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, photography, nature trails, wildlife safari.. Travel: stroll, walking, train, bus, car, long walk

TClibborn



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CanberraAustralian Capital TerritoryAustralia


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President of Canberra Finch Club, ACT. Finch breeder, keen bird watcher. All around good bloke.
Area
Finch habitat
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photograph, fishing, Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, climbing, train, bus, car,

AThrone



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PerthWestern AustraliaAustralia


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I am 72 years old and e3njoy taking photos of birds where ever I go. I enjoy bush birds mostly.
Area
Flat sandy soil, residential area between Fremantle and Perth International Airport
Interests
Nature: birdwatching

DCrawford



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Yungaburra, near CairnsQueenslandAustralia


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Area
700 meter elevation, wet tropics rainforest
Interests
Nature: birdwatching

orozsnay



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leabrookSouth AustraliaAustralia


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Area
8a howard terrace
Interests
Nature: birdwatching

SKent



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SydneyNSWAustralia


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I have registered to contact birdwatchers who may be able to guide a friend from the UK to somme good spots in July this year
Area
Cabarita, on the Parramatta River 25 min by ferry directly out of Sydney harbour.
Interests
Nature: birdwatching

NNicholls



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Halls GapVictoriaAustralia


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Area
Grampians National Park
Interests
Nature: birdwatching

PVeenstra



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RochedaleQldAustralia


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Senior
Area
Suburban
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, butterflies, Travel: stroll, walking, train, bus, car, cruise, Visit: tourist site, monument, arboretum, architecture appreciation, shop, Attend: concert, theatre, Participate: country, classical,

D. Hopton



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Meadows in the Adelaide HillsSouth AustraliaAustralia


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Anytime

Languages
English
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I live with my husband near Meadows in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia. We live on a farm and I also do a lot of Country Markets selling produce and plants. I am retired but do a bit of contract work as an ornithologist (not that there is much around at the moment). I have been birding since I was 16 years old and I am now 54.

I used to work as a technical officer for the Biological Survey Unit of the Department of Environment, Heritage and Aboriginal Affairs. During my time with the Department I participated in biological surveys all over South Australia including the Pitjantjatjara Lands. During one of the surveys I found the first Spinifexbirds recorded in the State.

I also love travel, photography, gardening, crafts and all thing to do with nature. I speak a bit of German.

Unfortunately I don’t get a lot of time to go out birding in our local region as the farm takes up a lot of time but lately I am trying to make a bit more of an effort as I realised I had more bird photos from overseas than from here.

Last year we took our American birding friends (who we met birding 25 years ago) on a trip through the Aboriginal Lands through the centre of Australia and up to the north west of Australia for 10 weeks. Saw birds including Princess parrot, Scarlet-chested Parrot, Dusky Grasswren, Square-tailed Kite, Nullarbor Quail-thrush, Yellow Chat, Asian Dowitcher, etc, etc.

Probably the best spots to bird around here are the Laratinga Wetlands in Mount Barker and Tolderol Game Reserve near Langhorne Creek. Laratinga is a great spot to easily view Spotted, Spotless and Baillon’s Crakes, Freckled Duck and many more birds. Tolderol is great for waders and other waterbirds and just recently we had Oriental Pratincole there. Also the Mount Compass swamps are a good place for Southern Emu-wren. The Coorong area is also great for waders , waterbirds and the Rufous Bristlebird. We have also had some interesting birds on the farm over the years including White-throated Gerygone, Flame Robin, Black Falcon and Crimson Chat. We have also seen Bassian Thrush in the scrub just up the road.
Area
Adelaide Hills, Mount Compass swamps, Tolderol, Laratinga Wetlands, Mount Barker and Tolderol Game Reserve near Langhorne Creek

Area Birds
Bassian Thrush, White-throated Gerygone, Flame Robin, Black Falcon and Crimson Chat, Southern Emu-wren, Oriental Pratincole, Spotted, Spotless and Baillon’s Crakes, Freckled Duck, Princess parrot, Scarlet-chested Parrot, Dusky Grasswren, Square-tailed Kite, Nullarbor Quail-thrush, Yellow Chat, Asian Dowitche
Interests
Nature: birdwatching

MBELL



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MACHANS BEACHQLDAustralia


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Nature: birdwatching

Lde La Motte



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Mount Kuring-gaiNSWAustralia


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Nature: birdwatching

BHale



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Runaway BayQueenslandAustralia


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Retired businessman, age 65 love bird photography, fishing and apple products
Area
I live in south east Queensland it is a great birding location.
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography,fishing Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, train, bus, car, biking, Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, club, vineyard, monument, arboretum, architecture appreciation, shop, antique, fashion, tech Attend: concert, horse race, ballet, dance show, theatre Participate: night life, party, dance, club, bar, rock, country, classical, hiphop, rap, swing, wine, beer,

CMesser



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TownsvilleQueenslandAustralia


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Now retired, seasoned birdwatcher.
Area
Dry tropics with local Town Common, summer migrant waders, rainforest within 60km.
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, , butterflies, , , swimming, beach, Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, climbing, train, bus, car, Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, monument, arboretum, architecture appreciation, shop, antique, tech Attend: concert, ballet, dance show, theatre, live music, sports event, Participate: party, dance,

 
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DarwinNorth TerritoryAustralia

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P. Waanders

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WaikerieSouth AustraliaAustralia

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Anytime

Languages
English, Dutch Spanish, German French
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We'd been to Gluepot twice before, but despite three days of searching and following tips, we missed a number of crucial birds. Peter did an excellent job of finding all five lifers on our list, and then found us another 4 lifers we hadn't expected to see! Neil Boyle, Canada, November 2005 Many thanks for a great day birding, 22 trip ticks including 12 lifers, it will take some beating! The most pleasurable thing was being able to get great views of all the birds. Richard Banham, UK/Spain, November 2006 Thanks for doing such a good job of guiding us - yes, I do know who to recommend as a bird guide in South Australia! Stephen F. Bailey, Rockjumper birding tour guide, USA, December 2006 Peter Waanders is a long time Birdingpal guide, well known in his own country and by myself or birders from around the world. Knud Rasmussen, Birdingpal



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Australia

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Exploranges Bushwalking Tours
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