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Our tours offer unique views of birds and other wildlife, cultural insights and brilliant photographic opportunities in iconic national parks and cultural landscapes of remote Australia. NT Bird Specialists offer birdwatching and photography tours...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Darwin, Northern Territory 0830, Australia
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+61 421 651 122
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Reviewed January 20, 2019 via mobile

Thanks Luke for an awesome day of birding in And around Darwin. The birds were beautiful but your local knowledge and passion were instrumental in making this an outstanding excursion. The highlight of course was the Rainbow Pitta and eventually spotting it right at the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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NTBirdSpecialists, Owner at NT Bird Specialists, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2019

Thank you David, it was a great day out and an absolute pleasure showing what Darwin has to offer not only with the birds but also the varied habitats that truly makes Darwin a great place for seeing remarkable wildlife. As for that Rainbow Pitta,...More

Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

We have used bird guides in Panama, Mexico, Argentina and various locations in the U.S. Luke is one of the very best.

Date of experience: November 2018
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NTBirdSpecialists, Owner at NT Bird Specialists, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2018

Thank you very much Chris for your review, it was a pleasure taking you both out for a great day out and I hope the rest of your holiday was very enjoyable with plenty of birds. Happy birding ;)

Reviewed October 16, 2018

We had two tours with NT Bird Soecialists as part of Kakadu Bird Week and were amazed at the number of birds we seen - Luke's knowledge and ability to spot birds is amazing We have done a few tours with Luke and always enjoyed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tony W
NTBirdSpecialists, Owner at NT Bird Specialists, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

Thank you very much for your review Tony, it was a great time during Kakadu Bird week and to get to see Gouldian Finches, Red Goshawk, Little Kingfisher, Great-billed Heron and Black Bittern on the same day was a real bonus. We're glad that you...More

Reviewed October 16, 2018

Luke led a small group on a tour through the East Alligator region of Kakadu. His knowledge is extensive and was so willing to share his knowledge and answer questions regarding the local birdlife and wildlife. I would love to join Luke on one of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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NTBirdSpecialists, Owner at NT Bird Specialists, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

Thank you very much for your kind words Janis, it was a pleasure sharing another great morning around the East Alligator River region with you. Having the Arafura Fantail, Sandstone Shrike-thrush, Chestnut-quilled Rock Pigeon and that elusive Rainbow Pitta showing themselves nicely made it a...More

Reviewed October 11, 2018

Luke Patterson, was a terrific tour leader and guide on this 8 night/9 day tour. He knew the birds; calls as well as flight patterns. I saw >160 species and had the opportunity to get a number of nice photo ops. Luke worked his magic...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Paul H
NTBirdSpecialists, Owner at NT Bird Specialists, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

Thank you for your kind review Paul, it was a thoroughly enjoyable tour and we really do hope that you managed to capture some of the amazing birds that we got to see throughout the trip. Look forward to seeing some of your images and...More

Reviewed September 25, 2018

A must-do tour for any bird/wildlife lover.... we had the most amazing tour with Luke being the bird whisperer extraordinaire!! we are both good spotters of wildlife but we would walk down a path and see a few birds, Luke would see so many more...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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NTBirdSpecialists, Owner at NT Bird Specialists, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

Thank you for your kind words Anita, the wildlife of the 'top end' really did put on a display for you and it was great to share the experience with somebody who really enjoys the natural environment. Look forward to touring with you again in...More

Reviewed September 20, 2018

I did the one-day "Darwin Sticky Beak" tour & I was amazed at the beauty & diversity of the bird life in & around the city. Luke really opened my eyes up to the hidden treasures of the top end & I continue to enjoy...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Simma22
NTBirdSpecialists, Owner at NT Bird Specialists, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

Thanks for your review of the tour, It was a great day out around Darwin and an absolute pleasure to show you some (quite a few) of the bird species that call this part of the Northern Territory home. We look forward to hopefully taking...More

Reviewed September 12, 2018

A fabulous trip and wonderful way to see Kakadu at its best. Guide Luke was highly knowledgeable, passionate about birds, a professional guide in all ways and an exceptional host during our five days together. He made sure we saw everything we wanted and worked...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Geoff B
NTBirdSpecialists, Owner at NT Bird Specialists, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2018

Thanks very much Geoff for your kind words, it was an absolute pleasure taking you and your lovely wife Jane on tour as part of your birthday gift and what a birthday gift it was!! Some fantastic birds and wildlife along with some great company...More

Reviewed September 11, 2018

We did the one-day birding tour around Darwin because that's all the time we had. We booked at the Darwin Tourist Info Center, belatedly, because I had been unable to find a one-day birding tour online two weeks earlier. Luke has a very professional but...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Carolyn M
NTBirdSpecialists, Owner at NT Bird Specialists, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2018

Thank you very much Carolyn, it was a pleasure taking you and Carl out for the day and I'm glad that you found us and we could be of assistance. It was a great day out with plenty of birds! Hopefully we'll go birding again...More

Reviewed September 8, 2018

I did this tour as part of the Canon Collective trip. The photography side was extremely well catered for with ready access to the professionals and equipment. The tour itself was thoroughly well organised. The accommodation was suitable, the restaurant meals had variety and the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Terry S
NTBirdSpecialists, Owner at NT Bird Specialists, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2018

Thanks very much Terry for your kind words! We had an absolute ball taking you around and showing you some of the highlights of this amazing place that we are lucky enough to work in. Kakadu can really turn it on at times and this...More

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