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Birdwatching Tropical Australia provides full day birding and bird photography tours exploring the coastal areas around Port Douglas, rainforest areas around Julatten and Mt Lewis and the dry savannah to the west of the mountain range. Small group...more
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Lot 5 Thomson Low Dr, Mossman, Queensland 4873, Australia
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+61 418 757 288
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Doug is a true expert in his field with unbelievable local knowledge. He is also a good bloke and fun to tour around with. I spent a half day with Doug last year (writing this review a little late) and we saw 69 species in...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Christopher S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a day and a half with Doug, being picked up in Cairns and being dropped off in Port Douglas. Doug is a great guide. He knows the birds and exactly where to take us to find them. My wife likes flowers more than...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Keith P
Doug H, Owner at Birdwatching Tropical Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Keith P Thank you for your review. I am happy that you both enjoyed your tour even though your wife was not a birder. It is always a pleasure to see some mammals (Sugar Gliders and Striped Possum) and plants in addition to our...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the full day tour and had a wonderful time. He was friendly, good company and customized the day based on what we wanted to see and do. Doug was extremely knowledgeable of the local area and took us straight to where he knew...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Zulu747
Doug H, Owner at Birdwatching Tropical Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Zulu747 Thanks for your great review. The client usually know what they want and that's what I endeavour to give them! It was a pleasure showing you some of our fantastic birds and I do hope you return to see some more! Best regards...More

Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

Doug had it all. Knowledge, friendliness and great enthusiasm for birds. We saw so many and he tailored the trip based on my kind of birding allowing us to see as much as possible in one day. On top of that he was really easy...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Doug H, Owner at Birdwatching Tropical Australia, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018

Thanks for your review harryb716. I am glad the Golden Bowerbird came in for you. Nice Bustard photo.

Reviewed July 14, 2018

We spent most of the day with Doug. He started by asking us what we wanted to see and we went on to let him know what we had planned for the following 5 days. Doug didnt think the birding would be great on the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Neville H
Doug H, Owner at Birdwatching Tropical Australia, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2018

Hi Neville H Thank you for your review and recommendation. We can thank the rain for the Red-necked Crake! I am happy that you enjoyed the day despite the weather. Doug H

Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

I spent the day with Doug on Friday and had one of the best days birding ever. We started in Port Douglas and found birds straight away even found Eclectus Parrots nesting near the Golf course. We moved on to Mosman and found more birds...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Doug H, Owner at Birdwatching Tropical Australia, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2018

Thanks for the great review Hales2010. I suspect a lot of the birds were out to feed and get a bit of sun after the rains we have been having. The Fig-Parrots really put on a good show. Our luck for the day! Great birding...More

Reviewed June 28, 2018

Doug Herrington arrived on time and knew all the top spots to find a huge variety of birds around Mossman and Port Douglas. Nothing was too much trouble and wow could Doug find those birds. He went to extraordinary lengths to encourage the birds into...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Doug H, Owner at Birdwatching Tropical Australia, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2018

Thank you for the review Michelle P. It was great photographing birds with you. Give us a call next time you are in the area and we can organise a full day for you.

Reviewed May 19, 2018

It was a lot of fun to spend the day with Doug and to benefit from his knowledge of place and species.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Klaus A
Doug H, Owner at Birdwatching Tropical Australia, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2018

Thank you for your review Klaus A. It was great to show you some of the birds in their various habitats!

Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Great day birding with Doug who knows the birds of the area intimately and tried hard to find my target species. Nice guy. Safe driver. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Doug H, Owner at Birdwatching Tropical Australia, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2018

Thank you Janet B for your review. I always try hard for my clients! Perseverance usually gets the target bird!

Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

I spent a fantastic 3 days with Doug. His local birding knowledge is excellent and he was keen to show me as much as possible. From rare endemics, to the more common, we saw a fantastic array of tropical birds as well as different plants...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Emma D
Doug H, Owner at Birdwatching Tropical Australia, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2018

Hi Emma D - thank you for your brilliant review! Please enjoy the photo's I sent to you as a reminder of your tour. do email me if you would also like one of the Golden Bowerbird we saw at the bower. Regards - Doug...More

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