Region 3 Brisbane and Outback Queensland

BRISBANE PARKS AND OUTBACK TREK FOR BUDGIES

Day Nine October 15 Thursday

Today is a day in Brisbane where we get to relax and take in the sights of this lovely city.  We will also give the option of a leisurely trip to a location where you can hand-feed some colorful wild lorikeets as they come flying in for up close and personal looks.  At this location we have the opportunity to see other classic Aussie wildlife at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.  Our time in Brisbane is also an excellent opportunity to take a leisurely stroll in some of the nearby parks and search for the lovely Pale-headed Rosella and Scaly-breasted Lorikeet. Night in Brisbane

Day Ten October 16 Friday

Up early in Brisbane we take a flight to Longreach for the next leg of the journey. From the small city of Longreach we drive to the outback regions of Winton to search for the little iconic budgerigar. With outback regions becoming hotter as of late, Budgie numbers fluctuate greatly with the season.  An opportunistic breeder, flocks of this globally well-known little parrot erupt in numbers when wet conditions provide a bountiful food supply. We'll continue to comb the Winton area where with good fortune, we should see flocks of this well-known little parrot and possibly also Cockatiels and Bourke’s Parrots. Night in Winton

Day Eleven October 17 Saturday

We’ll spend the day scouring the rugged but beautiful dry outback regions in search of the region’s specialties.  With it's interesting rock formations and arid landscape it may appear that bird life would be scarce here.  Parrots in Australia have adapted to this type of habitat in amazing ways and this offers an excellent opportunity to see just how well these beautiful birds have learned to thrive in these remote arid regions. With good fortune we may encounter additional flocks of budgies and a variety of other parrots.  Night in Winton

 

Day Twelve October 18 Sunday

We spend our morning in the Winton area catching some last looks at budgies and other parrot species before boarding our flight back to Brisbane Night in Brisbane

Target Species for Brisbane - Winton Area
1 Commonly Seen
2 Highly probable sighting
3 Possible sighting

2 Little Corella
3 Mulga Parrot
3 Bourke's Parrot
3 Pale-headed Rosella
2 Scaly-breasted Lorikeet
3 Cockatiel
2 Budgerigar
3 Bourke's Parrot