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Discover Top End tropical birdwatching

Animals

Discover Top End tropical birdwatching

9 reviews
Guidelines created with World Animal Protection
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English
Animals

Discover Top End tropical birdwatching

Animals

Discover Top End tropical birdwatching

9 reviews
Guidelines created with World Animal Protection
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We will meet outside Darwin's Botanic Gardens and start our tropical birdwatching adventure right there. The Botanic Gardens offer a variety of different habitats where we will look for some of the iconic Top End species that thrive here. We will use binoculars to look for the more cryptic species and note down our observations. We will continue our walk outside of the Botanic Gardens to a coastal reserve where we will find many shorebirds. There is plenty of time to take photos and enjoy the scenery as well. I will tell you about the ecology of the birds and other wildlife that we encounter. After enjoying the plentiful tropical birdlife, we will sit down and make our observations count as a contribution to the citizen science project eBird. If you have a smartphone we will download the eBird App, open an account and submit our first observations to the global project dedicated to bird conservation. If you don't have a smartphone we can create an account on my tablet. At the end of the activity, you will have seen a beautiful part of Darwin, identified dozens of tropical birds and learned how to contribute to a citizen science project.
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Your host

Learn more about Holger & Sabine

Holger & Sabine

I am an ecologist who has lived in the Northern Territory and the Kimberley for the last 12 years. During that time I have worked as an environmental consultant and national park ranger in a variety of locations. My passion is birdwatching and showing our amazing birds to visitors. I am an avid contributor to eBird, a global citizen science project, to which everybody can contribute. I was an eBird Australia 'eBirder of the year' in 2016. I want to introduce you to tropical birdwatching in Australia's Top End and show you how to make your observations count to protect birds in a citizen science project.

What's included

Equipment
1 spare set of binoculars

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Where you'll be

We start the experience just outside the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens. We first explore the variety of different habitats in the Botanic Gardens, depending on the last known location of birds, the weather and the ability and interests of the participants. We will proceed to the Mindil Beach Park and observe shorebirds afterwards. Following that, we will return to Eva's Cafe in the Botanic Gardens where participants get introduced to eBird.

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Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 2 and up can attend.

More tips

Free parking and public toilets are available. We will go on a leisurely walk during the experience. Please check the weather forecast for the day and dress accordingly.
Holger & Sabine
Discover Top End tropical birdwatching
9 reviews
From £35/person
9 reviews
From £35/person