About Tropical Birding Australia
We are the Australian sister company of Tropical Birding Tours Worldwide. We facilitate the running of the TB tours in Australia as well as service Australian clients who want to travel overseas with TB. Although we have been running tours to Australia for over twenty years, we moved Iain and Cristina back to Australia and opened this office because we saw a need in the market for a local presence for our kind of company. We want to birding customised intense tours for people who have specific targets, gentle tours for people who just want to "try out" nature tours, photo tours for nature photographers, and "habitat tours" for people who want to get a sense of the Australian environments.
About Tropical Birding Tours Worldwide
Fun and knowledgeable guides who love what they do
Let’s face it, you can’t have a great trip without a great guide. Our guides are full-time professional tour leaders; they are passionate about their work and take great pleasure in not only sharing their knowledge, but also making sure you get as much joy out of the tour as possible. They all understand that the trip is about seeing wildlife and having a great time, not to prove how great they are to others. The egos are left elsewhere but the varied personalities and backgrounds combine to form a guiding culture that is as at home virtually anywhere. Our guides can all work in a variety of countries and most are able to lead on two, three, or even more continents.
Even when not guiding, they are often in the field, chasing down birds and other animals they want to see, taking photos, writing field guides, searching out new locations we can run trips to, or just enjoying nature. They live all over the world; we have guides based not just in North America, but also the UK, Ecuador, Taiwan, South Africa, Madagascar, and Australia.
Tropical Birding is an international tour operator specializing in birding, nature, and nature photography tours. We’ve been in business for twenty years, and now run over 150 tours per year with a list of destinations over 70 countries and growing. Why come with us? Keep reading to find out why.
Small and Diverse Tour Groups
Our group sizes average smaller than those of most of our competitors, often limited to eight or fewer participants. This makes a big difference, especially in forest-based tours where the birds and other animals are often very shy. Our photography tours have even smaller groups, usually limited to a maximum of six participants. While most of our clients hail from North America, we frequently have an interesting mix of nationalities in our tour groups, including Aussies, South Africans, New Zealanders, Brits, Europeans, and others.
Our itineraries visit not just the classic ecotourism hotspots, but also a great variety of other destinations you may not have considered before. Some of the itineraries may seem counterintuitive because they do not follow the same routes as our competitors. We do todo this because as a company, we now design tours to maximise habitat types and variations rather than generic hotspots. Please call and talk to the guides about this approach- it really does change the way you think about bird tourism. Check out the various pages on our website, and if you need more information about any location, just email or call us, and we’d be happy to talk to you about them. Itineraries are well-researched and kept up-to-date – we often change them based on feedback from both our guides as well as tour participants. And we are always quick to modify if a great new locality or wildlife attraction becomes available.