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Melbourne Birding Tours

#24 of 134 Outdoor Activities in Melbourne Features Animals
657 Chapel St, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
+61 414 355 146
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Wonderful day trip birding the Melbourne region. Paul was a very knowledgeable and friendly guide... read more

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Reviewed January 1, 2017
899doug
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Blandon, Pennsylvania
Best day birding ever!

I spent two days birding with Paul in mid- December 2016. First day we did his South West... read more

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Reviewed December 24, 2016
daphnew650
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Durango, Colorado
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Full day and extended birding tours near Melbourne, Australia and beyond. Small/private groups with all birding levels catered for. Friendly, personalized service which includes all meals and hotel pickups and drop offs. A professional, knowledgeable guide with a passion for all Australian wildlife. Tours can be customized to your needs or to target specific species. Use of a Swarovski spotting scope, field guides and binoculars.
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Hours Today: 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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657 Chapel St, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
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Reviewed January 1, 2017

Wonderful day trip birding the Melbourne region. Paul was a very knowledgeable and friendly guide. I would highly recommend.

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2  Thank 899doug
PaulH255100, Owner at Melbourne Birding Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2017

Thanks for the review and the recommendation. Glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed December 24, 2016

I spent two days birding with Paul in mid- December 2016. First day we did his South West Experience Tour down to the coast and to the Western Treatment Plant. Paul picked me up on time at 6 am and we went all day returning...More

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1  Thank daphnew650
PaulH255100, Owner at Melbourne Birding Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2017

Thanks for the review. Happy to contribute to your Best day birding ever! You are too kind. Thankyou!

Reviewed December 22, 2016

What an amazing day, 103 species; including great views of the rare Rufous Bristlebird as well as the Southern Emu Wren and a pair of roosting Southern Boobook Owls. However the highlight has to be seeing a Brown Falcon with a freshly killed Tiger Snake,...More

2  Thank Marilyn K
PaulH255100, Owner at Melbourne Birding Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2017

Thanks Marilyn, it was great to have had the chance to guide you again. I am glad you had a good day.

Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

Paul is an avid birder and a knowledgable guide. We spent an entire day birding in the Dandenong and Bunyip parks. One of those days that you will savor and brag about for a long time! With his skill and great birding scope, I saw...More

1  Thank Daisymx
PaulH255100, Owner at Melbourne Birding Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2017

Thanks for the wonderful review, always happy to hear that someone had an incredible day.

Reviewed December 4, 2016

Great day out! We saw 83 species - 13 of these we have not previously recorded - at 3 beautiful sites near Melbourne.

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2  Thank zorica299
PaulH255100, Owner at Melbourne Birding Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2017

Thanks for the great review, appreciated as always. Glad you had a great day!

Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

I chose to spend a day of bird photography with Paul based on the excellent reviews already here. I was not disappointed! Paul met me promptly at 6:00 am in my downtown Melbourne hotel and within the hour our birding had started - Paul got...More

1  Thank Darren B
PaulH255100, Owner at Melbourne Birding Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2017

Thanks for the review Darren, coffee and bird photography always go well together. Great to hear that you got some nice photos!

Reviewed November 12, 2016

My daughter and I had a great day birding with Paul. Although we had just arrived in Australia the previous day and it was quite windy, we still managed to see some great birds including Rufous Bristlebird and Musk Duck. We both thank Paul for...More

1  Thank WhyNot61
PaulH255100, Owner at Melbourne Birding Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2017

Thanks for the review. I am glad you both enjoyed the day, Musk Ducks are always great to see.

Reviewed November 6, 2016

I booked the 'Forest to Sea' tour on Oct 31st. Paul picked me up promptly. We first went to the ridges to see Superb Lyrebird and other forest species. I could not have dreamed that I was going to get the once-in-a-lifetime experience I did...More

1  Thank Jen A
PaulH255100, Owner at Melbourne Birding Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2017

Thanks for the review Jen. Always happy to contribute to a one-in-a-lifetime-experience. Good to hear you enjoyed the day!

Reviewed August 26, 2016

I booked Paul's Forest to Sea birding day a few weeks ago. Paul picked me up at my downtown Melbourne hotel with coffee and breakfast snacks at 6 am to head out to see the Superb Lyrebird. As we headed out of town it started...More

3  Thank JRAMD
PaulH255100, Owner at Melbourne Birding Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2017

Thanks for the review. Always flexible and able to swap things around. It was good that everything worked out and you had a great time.

Reviewed August 23, 2016

I arranged a one day trip with Paul at short notice. He picked me up from my hotel and adapted very quickly to me as quite an experienced UK birder who knows absolutely nothing about Australian birds. The trip was particularly notable for 10 species...More

3  Thank 226patrick
PaulH255100, Owner at Melbourne Birding Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2017

Thanks for writing a review, greatly appreciated and glad that you enjoyed the Australian raptors.

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michael414hadley
July 15, 2016|
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Response from PaulH255100 | Property representative |
Hi Michael, yes, we will be able to pick you up at the Clarion Suites. Looking forward to showing you some great birds, Cheers, Paul
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michael414hadley
November 23, 2015|
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Response from violistkensingtonnh | Reviewed this property |
We got picked up at our hotel in Melbourne at 7 am. We wanted a private tour so I don't know about the maximum number that can go on the tour. I think there can be 4 in the vehicle.
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michael414hadley
November 23, 2015|
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Response from Paul H | Property representative |
Hi Michael, I can pick up from a hotel in William Street. Pick up time is either 6am or 7am depending on which tour you chose and I prefer to take a maximum of 4 birders on each tour. Drop ff back to William Street would be... More
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