Australian Ornithological Services
Pty Ltd

2023 & 2024

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:
day and evening 1 February 2024

Contact Patricia for details

2024 Wet Season Kutini-Payamu — Iron Range NP birding tour

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


2022 Plains-wanderer Report


All birders wishing to take part in an AOS tour must be Covid 19 double-vaccinated and wear a mask when directed to do so by a tour leader.

In 2020 we celebrated 40 years of

The plains-wanderer story


There is a 5% discount for people booking two or more of our 2023 organised tours and for people booking a 2023 tour who participated in an AOS tour in 2022. This offer does not include plains-wanderer weekends, a 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.


2023 & 2024 birding tours


Far North Queensland 2023 FULL
1 to 14 May 2023
Atherton Tablelands and/or
Kutini-Payamu Iron Range NP completed

Strzelecki Track September 2023 FULL

Plains-wanderer weekends 2023 As of 11 September 2023, there is one spot left on the 7/8 October weekend, one spot left on the 21/22 October weekend, no spots on the 4/5 November weekend and no spots on the 18t/19 November weekend.

Please note that the 4/5 November plains-wanderer weekend will not be starting at the Riverside Caravan Park.



2024 Wet Season Kutini-Payamu — Iron Range NP birding tour.
The 4 to 10 January 2024 January Wet Season .

Limited to six participants. Two 4WDs.

2024 May/June Atherton Tablelands and/or Kutini - Payamu (Iron Range NP ) In two parts.

Limited to six participants. Two 4WDs.

2024 Top End birdng tour 21 June to 4 July 2024
Part 1 Darwin, Kakadu NP, Pine Creek, Katherine. 21 June to 8 July 2024
Part 2 Katherine, Victoria River, Timber Creek, Kunnunurra. 8 June to 3 July 2024
Part 3 Black grasswren charter to Mitchell Plateau 4 July 2024

Strzelecki Track Outback Tour 1 to 20 September 2024 ALMOST FULL
Outback NSW, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria



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