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:

26 March 2024
3 October 2024
6 October 2024

Contact Patricia for details

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 up-to-date on their Covid 19 vaccinations 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 2024 tour who participated in an AOS tour in 2023. 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.


2024 birding tours

2024 Wet Season Kutini-Payamu — Iron Range NP birding tour. COMPLETED
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 eight participants on part 1 and 6 participants on part 2. Two 4WDs. FULL

2024 Top End birdng tour 20 June to 4 July 2024 Some places still available
Part 1 Darwin, Kakadu NP, Pine Creek, Katherine. 20 June to 28 June 2024
Part 2 Katherine, Victoria River, Timber Creek, Kunnunurra. 28 June to 3 July 2024
Part 3 Black grasswren charter to Mitchell Plateau 3 July 2024

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

Plains-wanderer Weekends 2024

28 & 29 September 2024

02 & 03 November 2024 FILLING

16 & 17 November 2024

30 November & 01 December 2024



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