Australian Ornithological Services
Pty Ltd

Tours
2020 & 2021

Tour leaders
Philip Maher
Patricia Maher

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Australian Ornithological Services no longer has a landline number. Please phone Patricia on mobile number
041 731 0200

Birders are looking for companions for personal tours on:


Contact Patricia for details
patriciammaher@bigpond.com


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Mitchell Plateau charter for Black Grasswren postponed to 2021

 As per previous years, Australian Ornithological Services will run a one-day charter to the Mitchell Plateau at the end of our 2021 Top End tour. It involves fixed-wing to the Mitchell Plateau airstrip and then helicopters to the campground. The plane booked is a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan (13 seats) and the helicopters are six-seat Long Rangers. This day is not part of our commercial Top End tour in that we don¹t charge our Top End participants, or the non-tour participants who elect to join them, a professional guiding fee for the day. The 2020 cost of the Mitchell Plateau charters if there are nine participants plus guide is approximately $1,032 per person, eight participants, $1,161.00 and seven participants, $1,327.00. (Please note, these are 2020 prices). Black grasswren, Kimberley honeyeater and the yellow-eyed form of partridge pigeon are the key birds for the day. It is also a spectacular flight.



 



There is a 5% discount for people booking two or more of our 2021 organised tours and for people booking a 2021 tour who participated in an AOS tour in 2019. Similarly, those booking a 2021 and a 2022 tour together will get a 5% discount on both tours. This offer does not include plains-wanderer weekends, the New Caledonia tour, personal tours or single supplements and some other exclusions (talk to Patricia about these exclusions).



The tours where good food and birding meet.

 

 

2020 & 2021 toursz

2020 Plains-wanderer Weekends

Note: birders are welcome to put their names on the waiting lists for the 2020 plains-wanderer weekends that are currently full. It may be that the Victorians currently on the participant lists will not be able to cross the NSW border in time for any of the 2020 weekends.

24/25 October 2020 Plains-wanderer Weekend
FULL


14/15 November 2020 Plains-wanderer Weekend ~ four places available

28/29 November 2020 Plains-wanderer Weekend
~ FULL


 

ALL TOURS THAT ARE CANCELLED BECAUSE OF COVID-19 IN 2020 WILL BE RE-SCHEDULED FOR 2021 IN AS CLOSE TO THE 2020 TIMEFRAME AS POSSIBLE.

TOP END postponed to May 2021
Includes Darwin, Kakadu NP, Pine Creek, Katherine, Victoria River, Timber Creek (NT) and Kununurra (WA).
Optional Mitchell Plateau charter

Atherton Tablelands and Iron Range NP
postponed to June 2021

Part 1 Atherton Tablelands June 2021
Part 2 Iron Range NP June 2021


The two Pilbara 2020 tours have been postponed to July 2021
Itinerary posted soon.

The Central Australia tour postponed to August 2021
Now includes Marla in SA for chestnut-breasted whiteface and Yulara for sandhill grasswren.

The Nullarbor birding tour postponed to September 2021

2021 Plains-wanderer Weekends
16 & 17 October 2021
30 & 31 October 2021
27 & 28 November 2021

 


 

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Personal tours in the Deniliquin region as well as Chiltern/Beechworth and the Victorian mallee

Individual and small group private tours are fitted in
around advertised tours

contact

enquiries@philipmaher.com