Australian Ornithological Services
Pty Ltd


Tour leaders
Philip Maher
Patricia Maher

home page

Female Plains-wanderer photo: Julian Teh


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.


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

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


Plains-wanderer report 2020

In 2020 we celebrated 40 years of

The plains-wanderer story


There is a 5% discount for people booking two or more of our 2022 organised tours and for people booking a 2022 tour who participated in an AOS tour in 2019/2021. Similarly, those booking a 2022/2023 tour together will get a 5% discount on both tours if booked at the same time. 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.


2022 birding tours


Wet Season Iron Range NP birding tours
04 — 10 January 2022 FULL
11 — 17 Janaury 2022 FULL
18 — 24 Janaury 2022 FULL

Gulf Country birding tour 09 May — 26 May 2022 (places available)



Atherton Tablelands birding tour & Iron Range May — June 2022 (one place available)
Please contact Patricia for an itinerary.


Top End birding tour itinerary 22 June — 6 July 2022 CANCELLED
Checklist of species seen on 2021 Top End tour

Pilbara birding tours July 2022
Tours 1 & 2 FULL
Checklist of species seen on the August 2019 Pilbara tours


Central Australia birding 08 — 18 August 2022 FULL

Central Australia birding 21 — 31 August 2022 (places available)

Nullarbor Plain birding tour September 2022 FULL

Plains-wanderer Weekends 15 & 16 October 2022
Plains-wanderer Weekend 29 & 30 October 2022
Plains-wanderer Weekend 26 & 27 November 2022

Wet Season Iron Range NP birding tours
4 to 10 January 2023 FULL
11 to 17 January 2023 FULL
Birders are welcome to put their names on the waiting list.




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