Australian Ornithological Services
Pty Ltd


Tour leaders
Philip Maher
Patricia Maher

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Female Plains-wanderer photo: Julian Teh


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:

August 2021: A bird photographer would like two other keen bird photographers to share an eight day Central Australia birding tour with him and Philip (Alice Springs, Erldunda, Marla, Yulara).

Contact Patricia for details

Report on the 2020/2021 waterbird breeding event at Wanganella wetlands


Plains-wanderer report 2020


Mitchell Plateau charter for Black Grasswren 19 MAY 2021 One place available. Birders interested in the Mitchell Plateau charters should contact Patricia.


In 2020 celebrated 40 years of

The plains-wanderer story


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.



TOP END May 2022 (dates are approximate until they are confirmed)
Includes Darwin, Kakadu NP, Pine Creek, Katherine, Victoria River, Timber Creek (NT) and Kununurra (WA).
Optional Mitchell Plateau charter
Part 1 Darwin to Katherine 05 May to 14 May 2022
Part 2 Katherine to Kununurra 14 May to 19 May 2022
Part 3 Mitchell Plateau, black grasswren excursion 19 May 2022 charter flight

Atherton Tablelands and Iron Range NP June 2022FULL
Part 1 Atherton Tablelands 30 May to 4 June 2022
Part 2 Iron Range NP June 2021 4 June to 12 June 2022
Itinerary posted soon


Pilbara birding tours 2021 Non-Victorians and Non -New Wouth Wales birders: two places available on the first tour and one on the second tour with a good possibility that there will be two places available on the second.
29 June to 8 July 2021
12 July to 21 July 2021

The Central Australia tour (aka the Alice Springs tour) 6 to 16 August 2021 FULL
Now includes Marla in SA for chestnut-breasted whiteface and Yulara for sandhill grasswren.

The Nullarbor birding tour September 2021 FULL

2021 Plains-wanderer Weekends
16 & 17 October 2021 One place available with the strong possibility of another place becoming available.
30 & 31 October 2021 places available due to overseas birders needing to cancel
27 & 28 November 2021  FULL



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