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Initial Last Name Area Available Language
A Overs Canberra, ACT Anytime English
I'm a keen birder and have a broad knowledge of Australian natural history. I'm available for guiding in the Canberra region (and beyond, e.g. southern and central western NSW, depending on what you want to see!). Diverse habitats close by including wetlands, woodlands and forests. For the avid twitcher, 100 species in a day is possible in Canberra. I run beginners outings for our local group and have plenty of experience in guiding for international visitors. For those interested in bird banding, I also operate a couple of banding projects in the region. Happy to discuss your birding needs should you be visiting Canberra for work or pleasure.
J Penhallurick Canberra, ACT Anytime English, some French
I would be glad to help any birders, who are looking for birds around Canberra.
M Clayton Canberra, ACT Anytime English
I am a retired 62 year old former wildlife researcher and the leader of a bird banding (ringing) team. I have lived in the area for almost my entire life. I enjoy showing people the birds of my region.
D Laing Canberra, ACT Anytime English
I have been a bird watcher for many years and also have a keen interest in Australian flora. I work part time but can always find time to take visitors bird watching locally. I live in Australia’s national capital city, Canberra, which is a 3-4 hour road or rail trip south from Sydney. Melbourne is a further 7-8 hour trip south. Canberra is a small inland city of about 350,000 people, with a wide range of habitats and easy access to nature reserves and several national parks. In excess of 120 species are recorded in the local area.
M Berry Broulee/Batemans Bay, NSW Anytime English
We have 100 acres of bushland adjoining the 150 acre Illawong Nature Reserve [which was dedicated as a sanctuary for waterfowl in the 1960's] and we operate a small short breaks accommodation business called "The Bower at Broulee". We offer good opportunities for our visitor's to see a wide range of birdlife, including a Sea Eagles nest within the reserve.
J Hosking Dubbo, NSW Anytime English
I started birdwatching about 20 years ago, mainly because my son, Tim, became interested and because he was only 11, I had to go along. But we both became hooked. Dubbo has a population of about 40,000, in a wheat/sheep area. Dubbo does have a great zoo where threatened species are bred. They have been breeding the Mallee Fowl and releasing them with moderate success. Cats and foxes get them! We have about 250 species in our area. Special ones for me, are the Mallee Fowls. They build mounds and the male does most of the work, and Glossy-black Cockatoos. We have been surveying the glossies since 1994 and counted 404 one night. They are a threatened species too. You cannot help but get a real buzz from seeing about 30-50 glossy-black cockatoos coming into a dam to drink in the evening. We have some very pretty birds, such as the Superb Fairy-wrens, and all our Robins are very pretty.

 
I Smith Moonee Beach, NSW Anytime English
There are excellent pockets of reserves and parks in the area that attract varied bird life. I take people out onto Green Point which is a good birding spot nearby. Rainforest and sea give you a good variety in a relatively small area. I'm mainly interested in photography but am a member of the Hunter Bird Observers Club, mainly to get identification of the ones I photograph. I'm retired and do most of my walking and birding during the week as I race pushbikes on weekends.
M McNeice Myall Lakes National Park, NSW Anytime English
I have always been interested in Birds, wildlife and nature and know most of the local birds. We live on a 50 acre property adjoining Myall Lakes National Park. Bird clubs that camp here have seen and listed up to 112 different birds. We have accommodation available. We are 15 mins from main north south Pacific Highway(1).
M Akrill Newcastle/Hunter Valley, NSW Anytime English
Hunter Valley takes in an area from the Pacific Coast to the foothills of the Great Divide. Rain Forest, farm land and more open forest further inland give a diverse mix of birds with a hundred species not to difficult for a day.
C Kinross Orange, NSW Anytime English, French, German
Orange is medium-sized country town, 270 km west of Sydney. It is a mainly agricultural area, but with sufficient bushland, hills, creeks and wetlands in the area to make it interesting. Orange is a good gateway to western and northern New South Wales and to Dubbo, where there is a famous open plan zoo. It is on a good alternative route to Queensland away from main tourist areas. We live on a 57 ha property 12 km from Orange, with about 100 species of birds, plus platypus, water rats and four species of kangaroos and wallabies. We can collect people from the railway station or there is space for camper vans. Whilst I am more than happy to show people around this area, and there are also occasional opportunities to join in research activities such as bird banding (ringing), I cannot advise on general itineraries for people visiting Australia.
C Richardson Orange, NSW Anytime English, French
I can offer a bed to single birders. Enjoy birding with visiting friends.


R Shore Parkes, New South Wales Anytime English
I now spend my time travelling around Australia photographing birds. Happy to have a companion join me for a little or a long while.

Let me know which area you'd like to explore or which birds you'd like to find.
Area:


Area Birds:
Interests:
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, walking, hiking,
Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, arboretum, shop, antique,
Attend: concert, theatre, live music, sports event, auction, antique, convention, political rally, protest, competition, swap

C Chafer Penrith, NSW Anytime English
Greater Sydney and Illawarra.
C Nixon Port Macquarie, NSW Anytime English
Only started bird-watching a year ago and very much enjoy the photographic side, live right on the coast and so see mainly sea birds.
D Stephens South Coast, NSW Anytime English
L Egerton Southern Highlands Anytime English


D Engel Sydney, Southern Sydney Anytime English
Royal National Park is home to 134 species of bird and I can provide you with the opportunity to see a large number of these. I have over 20 years birding experience and an Australian life list of over 500 birds.

A days outing can be tailored to your needs and any target birds you wish to tick off. We will bird a variety of habitats, including rain forests, woodlands, heathlands and rocky platforms.
I can identify all of the local birds by observation but cannot guarantee identification of 100% of the calls we hear (I admit I know a lot but not all!!).

I am available anytime, though notification needs to be provided. I'm self employed.
Area:
Royal National Park and surrounds

Area Birds:
RockWarbler
Interests:
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, standup paddle boarding and kayaking (qualified guide in both), ecology and conservation

B Lancaster Sydney, NSW Anytime English
I am happy to take people birding in the Sydney Area and prefer weekdays. I live close to the City Centre (downtown in American) and can pick people up from their hotels. The areas I can cover include the Royal National Park and the Hawkesbury area National Parks.

I have been birding long enough to know the good places.


Kudos:
I was fortunate enough to go out with B. Lancaster in Sydney yesterday. He taught my sister and I so much about local birds and went out of his way to show us some marvelous things.

Thank you to birding pals and B. for making it possible.
G. Nomis, South Africa
J Dodd Sydney, NSW Anytime English
I live in the south west of Sydney and go birding in a range of locations including national parks,wetlands and coastal lakes. Happy to show people these areas.
H O'Donovan Sydney, NSW Anytime English, bird language
Hi my name is Harry O'Donovan. I would love to show people the wonderful birds in the Sydney region. I have extensive knowledge of the landscape as well as flora and fauna. I have been studying birds for 20 years, starting at the age of 12. My recent projects include recording the songs/compositions of Lyrebirds in the Blue Mountains. Hope to hear from you. Seeya Harry.
M Mahdi Sydney, NSW Weekends English
M Lister Sydney, NSW Weekends English
I am in my early sixties and passionate about birding and bird photography. I also paint and draw birds. Living in Sydney generally requires travelling out of the city which I do several times a week. I have comfortable 4 X 4 car. I am familiar with all the great birding spots in and around Sydney and know the habitats where one can find certain species.

Interests: birdwatching. nature, photography, hiking, tourist sites, butterflies, concerts, train travel, beach, museum, long walks, wine, sports, theatre, convention, show, selling, fishing, science, architecture, boat, pelagic birding

 
M Angus Tweed Heads, NSW Anytime English
W Cormack Alice Springs, North Territory Anytime English, Afrikaans
I am a professional Civil Engineer. Born and grew up in Southern Africa. Started birding at about age 35. Lived in Alice for the last 28 years. About 950 birds on my world list and about 440 Australian list. This is an arid zone with very variable climate. It is very difficult to reliably find the difficult species and without a fair bit of time even some of the fairly common ones. I have been birding the Sewage Ponds here about 6 kms from my home fairly intensively and recording lists on data base site called 'Eremaea'. I have recorded 140 species for this site. I also visit a faily good site, bush type, about 50 kms away north-west of here.
M Noble Darwin, North Territory Anytime English, Spanish, basic Indonesian
Fabulous birding area for endemics, migratories from SE asia and migratory sea birds from arctic arriving in Australia for northern winter. I am a keen amaturer birder with biology background and know local area well.
M Reed Katherine, North Territory Anytime English
My particular area of interest extends 1,000 road kilometres from Kakadu National Park south to Katherine and west to Kununurra in Western Australia in what is generally referred to as the ‘Top End’ of Australia where diverse landforms and habitats are home to grass finches, mannikins, numerous endemics and common birds of northern Australia. Contact me or take a look at my website for information that might assist in planning your visit www.ntbirds.com.au

Queensland


B. Johnson Bribie Island, Queensland Anytime. Not available May-August 2017. English
My wife, Meg and I are retired teachers who are available at any time to assist you in finding Aussie birds on the north side of Brisbane.

We are passionate, amateur birdwatchers with many years of experience. Having travelled a lot, we enjoy meeting like-minded nature lovers who enjoy exploring new places.

We have a large, roomy 4WD that will accommodate up to 3 passengers. Pick-up in Brisbane can be arranged.
Area:
Buckley's Hole, Kakadu birdhide, Samford

Area Birds:
Waders, shorebirds, rainforest, bush
Interests:
Nature: birdwatching, fishing, surfing, travelling, caravaning



A Thelander Brisbane, Queensland Afternoons and Weekends English, Swedish, some Spanish
I am a member of Birds Queensland and have been birding for over 30 years.

I am involved in bird conservation work in Queensland and am familiar with all local species.

I am also a bird photographer of limited experience.
Area:
Brisbane Forest Park, Lamington, Oxley Creek Common, Sherwood Arboretum

Area Birds:
Birds of subtropical habitats from rainforest to shorelines
Interests:
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, swimming, beach
Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, biking, long walk, sail, canoe,
Visit: tourist site, museum, arboretum, architecture appreciation
Attend: conservation protest meetings
Participate: general socialising


D Hadden Queensland, Atherton Tableland, Australia & Nelson, South Island, New Zealand May until October in Australia and rest in New Zealand. English


I am a retired teacher now in my 70s but interested in birds since childhood and have been photographing birds for 60 years. From about May until October we live in Australia and during the rest of the year in NZ. Our Area. We have 2 areas we can show you. In Australia we live near Malanda in the middle of a block of tropical rainforest and in New Zealand we live near Nelson at the top of the South Island. Near Nelson there are areas of native bush with tomtits, rifleman, etc and coastal scrub areas with fernbird.

There is a sandspit with double-banded plover and migratory waders in winter plumage.

In Australia, Malanda is on the Atherton Tableland with numerous birding hotspots. In the forest around my house is Grey-headed Robin, Bower’s Shrikethrush, Bridled Honeyeater, Spotted Catbird, and a Bird of Paradise species the Victoria’s Riflebird.
Interests:
Nature: birdwatching, photography


G Wardle Atherton, Queensland Anytime English
Birdwatcher for 32 years. The Atherton Tablelands is one of the best places in Australia for birds. A birdo friend visited recently and we saw 149 species in 3 days and we missed quite a few!

 

R McNeill Samford Valley (Brisbane), Queensland Weekends for guiding anytime for lodging and advice English
Life long birder and world lister. Passionate about native wildlife and restoration of native ecosystems. Painstakingly restoring native bush in the west Brisbane area. Area:
Lake Samsonvale, Mt Glorious, Lockyer Valley

Area Birds:
White-eared Monarch, Sooty & Masked Owl, Spotted Q-Thrush, Paradise Riflebird,
Interests:
Nature: bird, mammal and reptile spotting, bush regeneration, sound recording

D Milton Brisbane, Queensland Weekend English, Spanish, Indonesian
Brisbane is in the southern end of the tropical forests and northern end of the temperate forests in eastern Australia and ha about 350 spp that can be seen regularly within 200 km. I am a member of Birds Queensland and a keen birder. I spend most of my free time doing bird-related activities, including shorebird conservation and general birding. My life list is in the mid 4000s and I have birded all the major continents. My Australian list is 662 but I have not pursued many new species in Australia in the last few years. I have a particular interest in pittas and have seen 14 spp so far including all three spp that occur in Australia. I am happy to help people birding around Brisbane and SE Queensland. I have a full-time job and so am often not available during the week, but I know several others who will help by showing visiting birders around.
G Goodyear Brisbane, Queensland Weekend English
P Woodall Brisbane, Queensland Weekend English, some French, IsiZulu
J Lagden Brisbane, Queensland Weekend English
I am very familiar with the birds and wildlife at many locations in and around South East Queensland. Happy to provide transport for international visitors. I prefer to go out with small parties and have a good success rate for finding particular species.
K Lindsay Sydney, Queensland Weekend English
J Sarna Brisbane, Queensland Anytime English
Birdwatching and Bird Photography. I am member of Birds Queensland and BirdLife Australia. I live in the Samford Valley along the South Pine River and have a property list of over 100 birds. I am keen to share the birds of this locality with visitors. Our home is located about 20km from both Samsonvale Cemetry, the temperate rainforest of MtGlorious and Tinchi Tamba Wetlands. Bribie Island and Toorbul wader roosts are about a one hour drive away.
R Monks Brisbane, Queensland Weekends English
I am a keen birder with a focus on photography although working full time and travelling a lot with work. Happy to meet visitors and show them some of our regions beautiful birds. You can see some of my work at flickr.com.  I have no prejudices I welcome Nikon or Canon shooters :) or non photographers for that matter.
M Capell Bundaberg, Queensland Anytime English
Have been a keen birder for over 40 years; over 300 species can be found within a 2hr drive of Bundaberg, close to great wader roosts of the Great Sandy Straits.
E Bolle-Picard Burpengary, Queensland Anytime English, French, Italian, Spanish
35 Km. North of Brisbane.
T Langworthy Cairns, Queensland Anytime English
J Seale Cairns, Queensland Anytime English
I have been interested in birds since childhood in England. Since 1969 I have lived in New Zealand (1 year), Sydney (for 29 years) and Papua New Guinea (5 years). I arrived in Cairns in early 2004 and have worked as a bird and wildlife guide. I am now retired and spend my time birding around Cairns and helping the local bird club, Birding Cairns. I can be found on the Esplanade on most afternoons where I like to meet visiting birders and watch the waders and other water birds there. In Cairns, I started an email/website service for rare and interesting sightings (see www.cairnsbirds.blogspot.com) which also has a list of places to see birds, a bird guide and accommodation section and a bird list of the local area. I also conduct free birdwalks around the Botanic Gardens/Lakes area each Tuesday morning. Cairns is a wonderful destination for visiting birders and I look forward to meeting many of you here.
K Shurcliff Cooktown, Queensland Anytime English, Bahasa Indonesia
D White Gold Coast, Queensland Anytime English
C Greet Hervey Bay area, Queensland Anytime English
Our 25 acres property has over 70 bird species and the area has over 350 species noted. Hervey Bay is 350 km from Brisbane and is serviced by air, for those wishing to find airline information the airport is listed as Fraser Coast. We welcome visitors and have a couch for roosting or one queen sized bedroom, visitors can also park their camper van on the property. We have a good knowledge of the area and are pleased to take people to other birdwatching areas. We do not charge for anything and really enjoy showing people our corner of the planet. Feel free to contact us regarding any issue about visiting Australia and where we can we will provide the information.
B Cameron Mackay, Queensland Anytime English
I work ten days straight then have 5 off and would be glad to show people our diverse range of birdlife during my days off. I have Rainforest, Mangroves, Tea tree swamps, Wetlands, Open grasslands, Beaches and Botanical gardens all within a 10 klm radius of my residence. I am a keen birdwatcher/amatuer photographer and have been interested in birds for 38 yrs.
R Lamb Malleny/Sunshine Coast, Queensland Anytime English
Have been a birder for 21 years, living here on the Sunshine Coast for the past 15 years. Have birded in all Australian States and have an Australian list of 626 birds, as well as having birded in Malaysia, India,Canada and Europe.The Sunshine Coast and hinterland has highland and lowland rainforest (Noisy Pitta, Logrunner, Russet-tailed Thrush etc.), euc. forest/woodland, rocky coastal headlands (Wandering Tattler, Eastern Reef Egret), river eustuaries, and a number of freshwater wetlands. I am retired so have time available to assist visiting birders, and have own transport.
K Cross Mapleton, Sunshine Coast, Queensland Anytime English
Mapleton is 100km north of Brisbane. I'm adjacent to National Parks and Forests. Over 100 spp for the yard plus nice mammals. Hosted many Birdingpals previously and overseas visitors especially welcome. Been birding 20 years - so I know the birds of my state and where to see them very well.
J Malings Montville, Queensland Anytime English
Sunshine coast hinterland has a variety of types of habitat from rainforest to coastal within easy range.
G Hill Noosa, Queensland Anytime English
J Nott Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat, Queensland Anytime English
I only bird Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat.
J Hall Sunshine Coast, Queensland Anytime English
J Dening Sunshine Coast, Queensland Anytime English, French, German
Queensland's Sunshine Coast lies about an hour north of Brisbane in a latitudinal band which experiences the overlap of southern Australian birds and northern Australian birds, with a reported regional species list of more than 300. Habitat varies from coastal estuarine to coastal heathland to rainforest and upland eucalypt forest.
I Boyd Townsville, Queensland Anytime English
I am retired and am keenly interested in bird watching and bird photography. Living in Townsville, Qld with a list of around 400 bird species there is lots to see and do. Some of the birds are endanged while others are rare and hard to find but there is still plenty that are accessable in the diverse habitats within 100 kilometres of the city. Those habitats run from the mangroves swamps and the mudflats of the foreshore though the lowland savanah and up into the rainforest. Further afield is the dry country leading to the outback.

 


R Lloyd Adeliade, South Australia Anytime English
Experienced birder that has guided many visitors. An Australian list around 670 and a world lid life list of over 3100. Have a 4WD and knows where to find the local specialities. I enjoy trying to find as many species as I can for visitors and I am happy to bird long stretches. Area:
Adelaide Hills, Murraylands, Barossa Valley

Area Birds:
Parrots, Honeyeaters, Thornbills, migratory waders
Interests:
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, fishing, beach, Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, train, bus, car, long walk, ship, Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, club, vineyard, architecture appreciation, antique, Attend: concert, horse race, dance show, theatre, sports event, antique, Participate: bar, rock, country, classical, wine, beer, liquor, social games, casino



J Fennell Adelaide, South Australia Anytime unless I am away birding English
Have done birdwatching since 1963 in Europe, USA, South America, NZ, Australia, Borneo and Antarctica.

Enjoy showing people new species and as I am a keen bird photographer I am happy to help birders get a good photographing experience.
Area:
Laratinga Wetlands, Monarto Woodlands, Tolderol Reserve, Goolwa Estuary, Mallee

Area Birds:
Bush, swamp, estuary species
Interests:
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, butterflies, reptiles, native orchids


D Kowalick Adelaide, South Australia Anytime English
Bushbirds and water birds.
L Leigh Adelaide, South Australia Weekends English
The Adelaide Hills and Murray River and Coorong are areas that I would be happy to share some of my favourite locations with, I am a passionate amateur birdwatcher!
C Shaw Brighton, South Australia Anytime English
I travel around Australia regularly but when I'm home in Adelaide I'm usually available. There are lots of interesting bird areas close to the city and for visitors with even a few hours to spare there is lots to see. I've been bird watching for more than twenty years all over the country so while I don't claim to be an expert of South Australian birds, together I'm sure we can have a pleasant time and see some of the commoner species that frequent the area. I get my e-mails every day so I might even be able to help you in another part of the country too.
B Blaylock Eden Hills/Adelaide, South Australia Anytime English
I am secretary of Birds SA (The South Australian Ornithological Association Inc.). There are a lot of birding areas close to Adelaide which I would be happy to show other birders.
D Robertson Eden Hills/Adelaide, South Australia Anytime English, American, Kiwi
M Morgan Coles Bay, Tasmania Anytime English
We are very amateur bird watchers, who run a comfortable waterfront B & B on the Freycinet Peninsula. Happy to suggest birding spots in Tasmania at any time, but can only join birders for walks in the National Park during our low season from May till October.
J Hunter Sheffield, Tasmania Anytime English
A Whadcoat Bairnsdale, Victoria Anytime English
I am a Professional Photographer and Park Ranger. I enjoy bush walking and Kayaking the Gippsland Lakes, with my Camera The Gippsland Lakes is the largest inland waterway in Australia. Teaming with Birdlife. I am a 5 generation Resident so have a sound knowlage of the history and the right locations to get the best shots, Always happy to accompany visitors to the area and share my skills.
M Ramsey Broadford, Victoria Weekend English

 



  R Nowotny Melbourne, Victoria Anytime English, French
  I am a recently retired medical practitioner living in Melbourne close to the CBD (and only 500 metres from the cruise liner and Tasmania ferry terminals). I have birded in many countries as well as throughout Australia and still travel extensively.

I am available most days when not travelling myself.


I would be pleased to assist visiting birders with information, advice and guiding (and even on occasion accommodation). I regularly take visitors to the Western Treatment Plant at Werribee and other Melbourne area locations.


I do not do bird photography and would advise those birders primarily interested in photography to seek out a more photographically enthusiastic Birding Pal (I can suggest one or two possibilities).


If you have other interests you would like to pursue while here in addition to birding I would be happy to assist with a game of golf and with exploring parts of Melbourne by bicycle.

I would be pleased to hear from you.
Area:


Area Birds:

Birding Pal,
Thank you so much for this wonderful resource!

I contacted Birding Pal R. Nowotny in Melbourne and he was excellent! EXCELLENT!

- B. Kitto
Interests:
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, hiking, butterflies, fishing, sport fishing, boating, skiing, swimming, surfing, snowmobiling, sky diving
Travel: train, bus, car, hitchhiking, biking, long walk, packpack, canoe, portage, dog sled, snow mobile
Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, club, vineyard, outdoors, nature spot, beach, lake, ocean, architecture, shop, antique, swap
Attend: concert, horse race, ballet, dance show, theatre, live music, sports event, auction, antique, convention, political rally, protest, competition
Participate: night life, party, dance, club, bar, rock, country, classical, hiphop, rap, swing, wine, beer, liquor, social games, computer games, casino
Play: golf

Anytime English
D Torr Melbourne, Victoria Anytime English
I live in Werribee about 30km SW of Melbourne - good train service from Melbourne. Werribee is home to a large and very famous Sewage Treatment Works, and there are also woodlands in the area as well.
J Barkla Melbourne, Victoria Anytime English
I am a passionate world birder and photographer. The area I am heavily involved in protecting and know intimately is the RAMSAR site known as the Melbourne Water Western Treatment Plant in Werribee, where one third of Australia's birds have been recorded.
M Stanley Prahran, Victoria Weekend English
Am available some weekends to go birding around Melbourne.
B Twiss Warrnambool, Victoria Anytime English
I am an amateur photographer and avid learner about birds in my area. I am looking to obtain better camera and lenses as part of that growth in the very near future. Happy to share any knowledge I have or to search it out for you. Cheers, Bill
M Ramsay Bunbery, Western Australia Anytime English, a little Spanish
Formerly a field technician in Alaska specializing in bears geology. Background keen birder just back from a trip to Shark Bay counting shorebirds. Bunbury is coastal with a wetlands, some shorebirds and some bush birds.
M Ramsay Bunbery, Western Australia Anytime English, a little Spanish
Tuart banskia coastal woodlands now mostly cleared beach and ocean.
V Jealous Denmark, Western Australia Anytime English, French, Indonesian
Wild south coast of WA. Local residents (often in my garden!) include Red-eared firetails, Crested shrike-tits, Carnaby's cockatoos. Endemics within 200km include Noisy scrub-bird, Western bristlebird, Western whipbird. I work away, regularly, but happy to accompany birders when I'm home.



S Vigilante Geraldton, Western Australia Anytime English
I belong to a local bird group and we are mostly retired including myself and we would love to take visitors bird watching.

We have two rivers The Chapman and the Greenough, plus ocean for shorebirds and lots of bush areas to see bush birds.

I really enjoy meeting people from oversea and would love to take them birdwatching in our beautiful area of Geraldton.

Available: I do travel quite a lot but when I am home almost anytime.
Area:
Rivers, Bush, Ocean

Area Birds:
Rainbow Bee eaters, birds of prey, parrots, galahs, cuckoos in winter
Interests:
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, butterflies, fishing, skiing, swimming, beach, surfing, snowmobiling, sky diving
Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, climbing, train, bus, car, hitchhiking, biking, long walk, packpack, portage, canoe, ship, cruise, pilot, dog sled, snow mobile
Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, club, vineyard, ski run/trail, monument, arboretum, architecture appreciation, shop, antique, fashion, tech
Attend: concert, horse race, ballet, dance show, theatre, live music, sports event, auction, antique, convention, political rally, protest, competition, swap
Participate: night life, party, dance, club, bar, rock, country, classical, hiphop, rap, swing, wine, beer, liquor, social games, computer games, casino


A Georgiou Perth, Western Australia Available during the week and some weekends. English, Greek
I am in my late 50s and a keen birder and mad photographer. I love nothing better than a days birding.

I live near to Herdsman Lake and I know it and it's inhabitants very well. I spend many an afternoon there with my tripod and camera.

I would be delighted to show people the birds of Perth and the surrounds.

I have a comfortable car and know the Perth hotspots of Kings Park, Bold Park, Lake Monger and Herdsman Lake and Lake Claremont very well.

I have been birding in these areas for the last 30 years. I am also a mad photographer so very happy to do a photography day as well.

Let me show you a Splendid Fairy Wren and Splendid Perth.
Area:
Herdsman Lake, Lake Monger, Lake Claremont,Perth area

Area Birds:
A regular day-list of about 75 birds at Herdsman.
Interests:
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography,Travel: walking, hiking, museum, restaurant, club, theatre, live music, sports event, auction, antique, classical, reading, writing.


 
Birding Pal
  P Jacoby Perth, Western Australia Anytime English
  I've been showing Birdingpal visitors around Perth for over 10 years. We'll have a relaxing day's birding seeing a good range of the local species including some of the SW endemics. Area:


Area Birds:

Interests:
Nature: birdwatching



 
B Jayne Perth, Western Australia Anytime English
W Maddeford Perth, Western Australia Anytime English
R Hanley Perth, Western Australia Anytime English, German, Indonesian
Professional biologist with broad interest in natural history and keen bird watcher can provide advice on good places to visit in Western Australia and has links to local birdwatching organisations.
J Graff Perth, Western Australia Anytime English
I'm happy to show visitors around, looking for SW endemics or any of our other local birds. Available weekends and some weekdays. Also happy to just give advice on where to find species if you'd rather go and find the birds on your own.
I Mayer Perth, Western Australia Anytime English, German
Based out of Fremantle I have been birdwatching for 20 years. Area is excellent for waders/bushland birds all relatively close.
M Cudlipp Perth, Western Australia Weekend English
Swan Valley, Hills and Wetland. A keen amateur bird watcher with knowledge of Perth and surrounds. Hobbies include painting and photography.
C Allan Perth, Western Australia Anytime English
I am a very inexperienced but enthusiastic bird watcher. I would be happy to take people to the areas I know and learn about the birds together. Close to Bibra Lake and Beelier Wetlands.


Professional Guides

If you contact a professional Birdingpal guide you must be prepared to pay a fee for guiding services.

Initial Last Name Area Available Language
P Waanders Waikerie, South Australia Anytime English, Dutch, Spanish, German, French
We'd been to Gluepot twice before, but despite three days of searching and following tips, we missed a number of crucial birds. Peter did an excellent job of finding all five lifers on our list, and then found us another 4 lifers we hadn't expected to see! Neil Boyle, Canada, November 2005


Many thanks for a great day birding, 22 trip ticks including 12 lifers, it will take some beating! The most pleasurable thing was being able to get great views of all the birds.
Richard Banham, UK/Spain, November 2006


Thanks for doing such a good job of guiding us - yes, I do know who to recommend as a bird guide in South Australia!
Stephen F. Bailey, Rockjumper birding tour guide, USA, December 2006
M Jarvis Darwin, North Territory Anytime English
I was birding in the Darwin area and had the fabulous opportunity to bird with Mike Jarvis. Not only is Mike a good people person and a gentleman, he is an exceptional birder!! He knows the birds and where to find them. My birding experience with Mike was not only adventurous, but each location proved well for the birds we were in hopes of seeing. If you get the chance to go birding or do a nature tour with Mike, make sure you do it! Thank you, Mike, for sharing your time and expertise and also for sharing the beauty and birds of the Northern Territory!! Candy McNamee, Houston, Texas, USA


Mike Jarvis met us at our Darwin hostel at noon and took us to six birding areas that afternoon. We saw shore birds, passerines, raptors, and many other Australian birds. He took us to parks, sandy beaches, mangrove swamps and forest preserves. All the birds were new to us so he helped with the identification and we added 30 lifers that afternoon.

Mike also suggested other places to visit in the Northern Territories as we continued our trip south. Afterwards we treated Mike and his wife to an enjoyable dinner. They provided an excellent introduction to our visit to Australia and we recommend Mike without reservation. Bill & Elaine Deutschman, Klamath Falls, Oregon, USA


Mike, We appreciate the time you spent with us today. The birding was the highlight of our trip to the NT. We went back to East Point at 6 PM and spotted a Rainbow Pitta! Thanks for describing the bird and its behaviour.

It was a wonderful treat at the end of the day. We will check the photos you sent when we get home on Saturday.

Best wishes.
Tomas & Mya, Canberra, Aust.

Local Information
Name Description
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Australia
Local weather Yahoo
Illawarra Birders Inc. Club
Australian Bird Study Association Club
BirdLife of Australia
(in 2012 Bird Observers Club Australia and Birds Australia merged to become BirdLife Australia)
Club
Bayside Branch, BOAC Club
Canberra Ornithologists Group Club
Cumberland Bird Observers, Sydney Club
Hunter Bird Observers Club, Newcastle NSW Club
Murrumbidgee Field Naturalists Club
Illawarra Bird Observers Club Club
Glossy Black Conservancy Association
Tasmania Sites
David Stewart's Bird Sounds
Tony Palliser's Pelagic
Frank O'Connor's Pelagic
Birding Hotspots around the world Sites