Australian Ornithological Services
Pty Ltd


2019 - 2020

Tour leaders
Philip Maher
Patricia Maher

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Female Plains-wanderer photo: Julien Teh


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


In 2020 we will celebrate 40 years of

The plains-wanderer story

The world's 100 most unique and endangered birds
The Guardian 11 April 2014


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There is a 5% discount for people booking two or more of our 2019 organised tours and for people booking a 2019 tour who participated in an AOS tour the prior year. Similarly, those booking a 2019 and a 2020 tour, or two 2020 tours will receive 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.




2019 birding tours


Gulf of Carpentaria tour 1 - 18 July 2019   FULL

Atherton Tablelands and Iron Range July - August 2019 Full

The Pilbara birding tour
9 to 18 August 2019

The Pilbara birding tour 22 to 31 August 2019 Full

South West Western Australia tour   Two places available
1 to 11 September 2019

Alice Springs birding tour
12 to 22 September 2019

Now includes Marla in SA for chestnut-breasted whiteface.

2019 Plains-wanderer weekends info 
The October 2019 weekend is full
The November 2019 weekend is full
7 & 8 December 2019 one place available


2020 tours

Tasmanian bird and mammal tour
1 to 8 February 2020

Top End birding tour
10 to 24 May 2020
Includes Darwin, Kakadu NP, Pine Creek, Katherine, Victoria River, Timber Creek (NT) and Kununurra (WA). Mitchell Plateau charter 24 May 2020

Atherton Tablelands and Iron Range 1 to 14 June 2020
Part 1 Atherton Tablelands. Part 2 Iron Range NP.

Gulf of Carpentaria 19 June to 6 July 2020

New Pilbara tour
The Pilbara birding tour 13 to 22 July 2020

The Pilbara birding tour NW WA 24 July to 2 August 2020 (now with one place available)

Alice Springs birding tour 7 to 16 August 2020 Now includes Marla in SA for chestnut-breasted whiteface.

September 2020 Adelaide to Nullarbor Plain: Port Augusta, Yorke Peninsula, Gawler Ranges, Kimba, Ceduna and Nullarbor Plain. FULL


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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