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NT Bird Specialists

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Darwin, Northern Territory 0830, Australia
+61 421 651 122
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Superb birding opportunities

We saw Luke give a presentation on Birding around the Top End and were pleased to find it was even... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
gillh66
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
10 Day Ultimate -- 200 + Birds species, 2000 bird synchronised budgie ballet and crocs

Luke takes 8 people in a van around the top end looking for birds 12 hours a day for 10 days. If... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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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 around the ‘Top End’ of the Northern Territory and the Eastern Kimberley region in Western Australia.
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Darwin, Northern Territory 0830, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We saw Luke give a presentation on Birding around the Top End and were pleased to find it was even more than we expected. Lots of birds, wonderful scenery and a patient, informative guide in Luke. He also showed us and explained to us the...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Luke takes 8 people in a van around the top end looking for birds 12 hours a day for 10 days. If you are into birds this is for you. Luke knows his birds well, is excellent at spotting them and can get the telescope...More

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Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

Recently I had the chance to visit Australia and especially the Darwin and Kakadu. Birding being my main objective and with a day to spare for the Darwin area,/ I contacted NT Bird Specialists with my arrival date and a target list well in advance...More

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NTBirdSpecialists, Owner at NT Bird Specialists, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much Robert for your kind review, it was a great day out and an absolute pleasure to take you around Darwin to see your target species. To have Chestnut Rail, Mangrove Robin, Rainbow Pitta, Barking Owl and Rufous Owl all showing so...More

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Reviewed June 2, 2018

I knew very little about bird watching when I began this trip. I agreed to accompany my friend Jane as kind of a lark. Little did I know that it would be a life-changing experience! I showed up for the trip with only cheap, lame...More

Thank Gregg O
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NTBirdSpecialists, Owner at NT Bird Specialists, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Karen for such kind words and I'm glad that you came along with Jane it was a great tour and an absolute pleasure taking you both around. As a 'novice birder' you picked it up pretty quickly and will forever know what a...More

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Reviewed June 2, 2018

As I raise Australian finches and have been an avid ornithologist since studying with the head of the Cornell Bird Lab eons ago, I scheduled a six-day tour of Kakadu and surrounds with Luke Patterson, NT Bird Specialists. It was brilliant and BEYOND what I...More

Thank Jane O
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NTBirdSpecialists, Owner at NT Bird Specialists, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much Jane for such a kind review. It truly was a great experience meeting you and a real treat to share the sight of several finch species including of course Gouldian Finches (both Black and Red faced form!!). I hope the rest...More

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Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

We have just been on a fantastic four day bird watching tour with Luke in and around Kakadu. Luke is amazing at finding birds and other wildlife. We saw about 150 species in the four days and got some great photos. Luke shares his extensive...More

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NTBirdSpecialists, Owner at NT Bird Specialists, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2018

Thank you Jonathan, it was my pleasure taking you both around and showing what this great area has to offer! It really was an amazing time of year and the wildlife was truly spectacular. There were some great birds seen with highlights including Gouldian Finches...More

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Reviewed April 17, 2018

We spent a full day with Luke in April 2018 on a bird and wildlife tour in the Kakadu National Park. Luke's expertise and knowledge made for a memorable experience and as relative novices we were able to see and appreciate a huge variety of...More

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NTBirdSpecialists, Owner at NT Bird Specialists, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2018

Thanks very much for your kind words Rich, it was a great day and how good were those White-lined Honeyeaters! What a real treat while having morning tea and a coffee :) Hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit and so glad to hear...More

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Reviewed March 5, 2018

Luke and Sarah operate an unparalleled tour service. Knowledge, not only about the bird life, but also all the sites in Lichfield and Kakadu National Parks is exceptional. Luke’s explanation of the flora and fauna to tourist that are unschooled was an educational and delightful...More

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NTBirdSpecialists, Owner at NT Bird Specialists, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2018

Thanks for your review Carolyn, it was an absolute pleasure taking all of you out and showing you some of the amazing sites that we get to see during the wet season. We hope that the rest of your trip went well and you all...More

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Reviewed November 27, 2017

I and my wife had a one day personalised tour around the vicinity of Darwin with Luke in October 2017. He gave us dawn to dusk attention, an intelligent commentary and was fun company. We managed 93 species in the day including two owls, a...More

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NTBirdSpecialists, Owner at NT Bird Specialists, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2017

Thanks very much for your kind words Clive and including lots of photographs. We sure did have a great day out seeing some amazing birds and other wildlife. We hope to see you again and show you some more amazing birds beyond Darwin next time....More

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Reviewed October 27, 2017

When originally planning our recent three-week 'highlights' tour of Australia for Sep/Oct we found ourselves with a day to spare in Darwin, so decided to devote it to some serious bird-watching. It was going to be our only proper birdwatching opportunity during this tour and...More

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NTBirdSpecialists, Owner at NT Bird Specialists, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2017

Thanks very much for your kind review, it was amazing to see so many birds for the day (one of our larger daily species count for the year). It was a pleasure sharing with you both the fantastic views of Rufous Owl, Rainbow Pitta and...More

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