Last August I was very lucky to take a fabulous birding tour in the Northern Territory with NT Bird Specialists. It involved five days travel, starting in Darwin, travelling to Kakadu, then Pine Creek and Edith Falls near Katherine. It was my first guided bird tour and it exceeded expectations. Our guide was passionate about birds, a professional guide in every way and an exceptional host during our time together. We saw many of the endemic and rarer birds and enjoyed stories of the NT flora, fauna and history.
Among many highlights, especially memorable was breakfast up a remote valley of the Kakadu escarpment watching Banded Fruit-Doves feeding, with sights of a Peregrine Falcon, Jabiru and Pacific Baza flying over. Others were close up views of a Red Goshawk, Little Kingfisher, Hooded Parrots and Gouldian Finches.