'Kutini Payamu' or Iron Range National Park is one of this countrys birding hotspots. Situated in Cape York, Far North Queensland and surrounded by Australia's largest remaining area of Lowland Tropical Rainforest. The summer months or the 'Green Season' is not only full of wildlife breeding action but also heralds the arrival of a few extra migratory bird species from New Guinea, including the absolute standout, 'Red-bellied or Papuan Pitta'. This beautiful bird forages in the rainforest gullies and undergrowth and along with other seasonal visitors, Buff-breasted Paradise Kingfisher and Black-winged Monarch all helping to make January birding in Cape York very exciting. Of course all the regular specialities like the Palm Cockatoo, Eclectus Parrot, Yellow-billed Kingfisher, Magnificent Riflebird (to name a few) are all in attendance at this time of year. An additional highlight to our birding forays in such a remote and stunning location is nightime spotlighting,when we target not only the birds (Marbled and Papuan Frogmouth, Rufous Owl and Large-tailed Nightjar), but also a couple of seasonal superstars, Green Python and Spotted Cus Cus.
We will have access to a 4wd vehicle, be staying in comfortable a/con, ensuited accommodation adjacent to fantastic rainforest walks, so our birding can be enjoyed at a flexible pace.
So come along with experienced Cape York guide, David Mead and marvel at 'Kutini Payamu' when it is at its very best. (Limited numbers).
|Duration:||6 days/5 nights|
13th of January 2021. (sold out)
5th January 2022. ( Sold Out)
12th January 2022. (3 seats left)
2 x regional flights Cairns/Lockhart River return.
Experienced professional guide.
Maximum 4 passengers only (min 2).
|Requests:||Private charter options for specific targets.|
|Price:||2022 cost: $4150 per person (twin share) single supp $375.|