Personal birding tours in southern
New South Wales, north-east Victoria and north-west Victoria
Ornithological Services Pty Ltd specialises in locating the harder to
find and rarer species for overseas birders on tight schedules. While
the plains-wanderer is undoubtedly the star attraction, there
are many sought after birds in the area.
are taken out in small groups or individually for a period of one to
nine days. Travelling time, from Deniliquin, our home base, is normally from one to four hours. Species
in the bird list marked with a # are closer to four hours' drive and it is
usually preferable to use overnight accommodation in those areas. The
mallee species fall into this category.
Our services are flexible and an itinerary composed around a birders
hit list can be organised, as can tours outside of the range outlined
in the sample itineraries.
to early January is prime time for birding in SE Australia. You can
expect to see 200+ species on a seven day tour in that timeframe. While
temperatures can soar to 40 degrees Celsius+ (104F+) in December and
the early part of January, searing days are more common in the
latter part of January and in February.
in southern New South Wales, is approximately a three hour drive north
of Melbourne Airport and about four hours from the city. A bus service
leaves the city, departing Southern Cross Station (formerly Spencer Street Station) most evenings and twice on a Friday. You
also have the option of being collected in Melbourne, either from the
city or airport if our schedule permits. Please note that being collected in Melbourne is an expensive option unless you are doing a tour of five days or more, in which case it may be better to start and finish the tour in Melbourne.
stay at the Riverside Caravan and Cabin Park, a nice place on the river, particularly if you wish to self-cater. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.deniliquinriversidecaravanpark.com.au/
The Crossing Cafe is on the opposite bank of the river.
in Deniliquin, please call or text Patricia on 0417310200 to confirm your arrival.
The Latest News page will give you an idea of what is being seen in the district.
know how we can help make the most of your birding time in Australia.
Philip & Patricia Maher
1-7 day itinerary
possible bird list for 7 day tour
possible bird list for Deniliquin
2023 & 2024 fees
sample itinerary if starting in Melbourne