This tour explores the Byron Bay wetlands and rainforest habitats to observe 20+ species of birds with ABC local radio wildlife expert Gary Opit.
Species observed can include Brush Turkey, Black Duck, Australian Wood Duck, Little Grebe, Little Black Cormorant, Little Pied Cormorant, White-faced Heron, Cattle Egret, Great Egret, Little Egret, Straw-necked Ibis, Australian White Ibis, Whistling Kite, Brahminy Kite, Black-shouldered Kite, White-bellied Sea-eagle, Osprey, Dusky Moorhen, Purple Swamphen, Eurasian Coot, Spur-wing Plover, Silver Gull, Crested Tern, White-headed Pigeon, Bar-shouldered Dove, Brown Pigeon, Crested Pigeon, Spotted Turtle-dove, Topknot Pigeon, Wonga Pigeon, Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Galah, Little Corella, Rainbow Lorikeet, Scaly-breasted Lorikeet, King Parrot, Eastern Rosella, Laughing Kookaburra, Noisy Pitta, Rainbow Bee – eater, Variegated Wren Superb Fairy Wren, Red-backed Wren, Brown Thornbill, Large-billed Scrubwren, White-browed Scrubwren, Little Wattlebird, Noisy Friarbird, Blue-faced Honeyeater, Noisy Miner, Lewin’s Honeyeater, White-cheeked Honeyeater, Scarlet Honeyeater, Brown Honeyeater Yellow Robin, Pale-yellow Robin, Eastern Whipbird, Grey Shrike-thrush, Little Shrike-thrush, Spectacled Monarch, Willie Wagtail, Rufous Fantail, Grey Fantail, Olive-backed Oriole, Fig Bird, Magpie-lark, Grey Butcherbird, Pied Butcherbird, Australian Magpie, Pied Currawong, Torresian Crow, Red-browed Fire-tail Finch, Welcome Swallow and Grey-breasted Silver-eye.
- Tour days: On demand
- Duration: 6 hours
- Pickups: You will be picked up from your accommodation in Byron Bay. There is a surcharge for other pickups.
- Pick Up Point:Byron Bay 7:00-13:00
- How much?
- $235pp twin share
- Brunch, locally sourced brunch
- Gary Opit as guide
- Park Fees
- What to bring
- Wear a pair of sturdy covered shoes. Thongs and sandals are NOT acceptable.
- Bring a raincoat (if you have one, we have ones you can borrow).
- Bring water (600ml should be enough).
Why choose Vision Walks – Eco Tours
Vision Walks have expert local guides help you connect with nature and explore life in and around Byron Bay. They are the only land-based business in the region with Advanced Eco Tourism Accreditation. They have won awards for Eco-tourism and are net carbon negative.
All their local guides are qualified Park Rangers and provide unique insights to local natural and human history. Travel in their luxury 8 seat, 4WD vehicle, with comfy seats, air conditioning, video, sunroofs, easy to get in and out of. They are the only land-based business in the region with a 10 licence to operate in NSW National Parks LIC18/89.