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Tours and Destinations Australia: Northern Territory

Birding DestinationBirding Katherine, Northern Territory
Observe and discover the endemic species of the 'Top End'. Many sites in the region are home to sought after species such as Red Goshawk, Gouldian Finch, Northern Crested Shrike-tit, Hooded Parrot, Banded Fruit Dove, White and Chesnut Quilled Rock Pigeon, White-throated Grasswren, Purple-crowned Fairywren, Rainbow Pitta, Rufous Owl etc.

Katherine is situated 324 kilometres south of Darwin. It is closer than Darwin to Top End iconic locations such as, Kakadu, the Kimberley and the Gulf Region. Its premier icon is the Nitmiluk National Park and the Nitmuluk (Katherine) Gorge.

The Katherine Region itself is the heart of Australia's 'Tropical Savanna', an area which is environmentally significant and diverse. It starts about 150km South of Darwin and reaches Eastward to the Gulf of Carpentaria and Westward to Keep River National Park on the WA border.

There are over 240 species of birds situated within the 336,674 sq km area of Escarpment country, Savanna Woodland and Spring fed Rivers.

Basing yourself in Katherine, (a town of 10,000 people), will well position you for day visits to Southern Kakadu, Mataranka, Nitmiluk NP, Gregory NP, (Victoria River) and the many great birding sites available locally. Extended stays in those location will afford you time to travel further afield and increase opportunity for some magnificent observations

If you require help to locate your target species, there are experienced guides available:

Mick Jerram: 0419 656 888
Matt Leigh: 08 8972 2224
Mike Reed: 0429 723 370

For information about this site or area, please feel free to contact Mick Jerram 0427 067 154
For other information, Katherine Visitor Information Centre:
Freecall. 1800 653 142
ph. 08 8972 2650
fax. 08 8972 2655

Well serviced by; Sealed roads, bus, plane, hire car and 4WD operators, it is an easy place to travel to.

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