Region 3 Outback Alice Springs

OUTBACK TREK FOR BUDGIES AND COCKATIELS

Day Eight May 2
We board a small plane in Wagga Wagga in the morning bound for Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. This dry rugged area of red soil and remote vistas is home to one of the best regions in the world to spot flocks of wild budgerigars! We should have time for a much deserved rest after days of searching for parrots at our accommodation in Alice Springs. Australian Ringneck parrots (28 parrot type) are a common sight even within the grounds of our hotel! Overnight in Alice Springs.

Day Nine May 3
Up early we join a local bird guide from the Alice Springs area and head to some of the best water holes and other prime locations in the area. We hope to encounter flocks of Budgies and Cockatiels and with some good luck our first Red-tailed Black-Cockatoos. We should also get looks at Mulga Parrots and perhaps some views of Major Mitchells Cockatoo. Overnight in Alice Springs

 

Day Ten May 3
Morning time is spent looking for bourke's parrots or other species we might still need to get better looks at and film. This is also our very last day in Australia to encounter flocks of wild budgies. In the afternoon, we say so long to Alice Springs and board a plane bound for Darwin. Overnight in Darwin

Target Species for Alice Springs Area
1 Commonly Seen
2 Highly probable sighting
3 Possible sighting

3 Major Mitchells Cockatoo
2 Cockatiel
2 Budgrigar
1 Australian Ringneck
2 Mulga Parrot
3 Bourke's Parrot