Port Fairy Pelagic Trip

Pelagic birds are a subset of seabirds that spend all their lives far out at sea, only coming into land to breed and are best seen via specialist ‘pelagic bird trips’.  Like most wildlife experiences, part of the attraction is the uncertainty of what may been seen but the possibilities included albatross, petrels, shearwaters plus a […]

The Grampians – one of Australia’s wildlife havens….

The Grampians National Park in Victoria is a 3-4 hour drive from the City of Melbourne and is an area of outstanding beauty and abundant wildlife. It’s pretty civilized with ‘touring’ routes that take you through bushland, up the sandstone escapement and through picturesque farmland.  There is also great range of accommodation and amenities making […]

One of Australia’s Oddities!

Echidnas are monotremes (mammals that lay eggs), of which there are only three species of monotreme in the world – the platypus and two species of echidna, the Short-beaked (found all over Australia and southern New Guinea) and the Long-beaked (which is restricted to the New Guinea highlands). Echidnas are 30 cm to 45 cm in length […]

Tawny Frogmouth

Tawny Frogmouths are a species of frogmouth found throughout the Australian mainland.  They hunt at night but spend the day roosting on a dead log or branch, staying very still and upright to blend in.  Like all frogmouths, their camouflage is excellent and spotting them during the day can be a big challenge! Fortunately, there […]