Australian Ornithological Services
Pty Ltd



Tour leaders
Philip Maher
Patricia Maher

Female Plains-wanderer photo: Julien Teh


Notice Board

11 October 2017: A British birding couple would one or two others to share day/evening of 11 October. Contact Patricia for details.


28 November 2017: A British birding couple would one or two others to share day/evening of 28 November. Contact Patricia for details.


Patricia Maher's new email address is is the best address to email but Patricia will reply to your email using the bigpond address.




In 2010 we celebrated 30 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 2017 organised tours and for people booking a 2017 tour who participated in an AOS tour the prior year. 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.

2015 Plains-wanderer Weekends All full
7 & 2015
5 & 6 December 2015

2017 birding tours

28 January to 4 February 2017 Tasmanian birding and mammal tour FULL
2017 Tasmanian trip report

22 to 30 April 2017 Alice Springs birding tour Under way

23 May to 7 June 2017 Top End birding tour 2017

26 June to 13 July 2017 Gulf of Carpentaria 26 June to 13 July 2017
One day added for rusty grasswren

17 to 30 July 2017 Atherton Tablelands and Iron Range, Far North Queensland. The Iron Range section is full but we can take a couple more on the Atherton Ranges section of this tour.

3 to 22 September Strzelecki Track outback tour 2017 -
Celebrating 30 years of this outback tour! FULL

28 October to 12 November 2017
Borderland Tours' SE Australia including Tasmania tour

Plains-wanderer weekends 2017
Amended Plains-wanderer Weekend dates:
21 & 22 October 2017
18 & 19 November
2017 (FULL)
2 & 3 December 2017
Checklist of species seen 2013—2016

2018 tours

Tasmania birding and mammal tour
3 to 10 February 2018

Alice Springs
April 2018


Top End birding 2018

26 May to 9 June 2018

Strzelecki Outback tour

2 to 21 September 2018




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