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  • Australia's Top 10 Most Beautifully Coloured Birds

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    Australia is home to a some of the world's most iconic birds - 828 individual species, according to a 2008 study (Christidis and Boles). Some Australian birds are known for their audible abilities; some for their size, and others for their spectacular colourings.  Let's take a look at what birds...

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  • Our Favourite Member Photographs: February 2019

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    Take a look at some of our favourite posts from our members in February 2019: Orca - Naturaliste Charters Image credit: Michael Haluwana (via Instagram: @aeroture_aus) Naturaliste Charters get you face-to-face (literally!) with Orcas in the Bremer Canyon region of Western Australia! The season operates from January through to April,...

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  • Help Australia's Marsupials by Taking a Tour!

    Posted by Tatyana Leonov

    Wildlife-based tourism is growing rapidly as more people travel the world. However, not all animal experiences are created equal. It’s widely agreed that the only sustainable and ethical experiences are those where humans simply observe animals going about their daily lives in their natural habitat – no touching, no feeding,...

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  • Australia's Top 11 Quirkiest Birds

    Posted by Tatyana Leonov

    Australia is teeming with fabulous quirky birds – birds with extraordinary songs, birds that break eggs with stones, birds that run like the wind, and birds that dance like no one is watching (ironically, these birds are dancing precisely to be watched). “Some Australian birds have evolved to have amazing...

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  • Facts You Didn't Know About Kangaroos!

    Posted by Tatyana Leonov

    Kangaroos are macropods and there are over 50 species of macropods (a general term for kangaroos, wallabies, pademelons, potoroos and bettongs) found in Australia – and a few more in Papua New Guinea. Most macropods have hind legs that are bigger than their forelimbs, big feet and a muscular tail....

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  • How to Help Conserve Australia's Birds on Your Next Trip

    Posted by Penny Watson

    From the flightless Emu and paternal-nesting Southern Cassowary to the raucous Laughing Kookaburra and screeching pink and grey Galah, Australia’s 800 or so bird species are as varied, unique and intriguing as the environments they inhabit. With close to half of Australia’s bird species found nowhere else on Earth, sightings...

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  • Lizard Spotting on Safari across Australia

    Posted by Sarah Reid

    From Saltwater Crocs to the world’s most venomous snakes, Australia houses more reptile species than any other country on the planet. With more than 600 known species distributed throughout Australia, lizards are the most diverse – and arguably underrated – members of the group.   Everywhere you go in Australia you...

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  • Birdwatching Across Australia's Outback

    Posted by Tatyana Leonov

    From colourful parrots and majestic eagles to dancing Brolgas and sprightly Fairy-wrens, when it comes to birdwatching in Australia’s Outback, the variety of birdlife astounds. Just a little west of Adelaide – as the crow flies – you’ll find the Eyre Peninsula. The triangular headland located at the bottom of...

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  • Species Feature: Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    The Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby (Petrogale Xanthopus) is one of the most beautifully coloured and patterned species in the Macropod family. It’s known for its long orange-brown tail with dark rings, white-striped face and flanks and of course vivid yellow feet! As the name suggests, rock wallabies live across rocky outcrops...

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  • Richard l'Anson to Lead Photo Safari: Arkaba & Lake Eyre

    Posted by Arkaba

    Charge your camera and pack your safari gear! Kati Thanda Lake-Eyre has been transformed bringing life to South Australia's parched salt pans and desert country. Arkaba is celebrating with this five-day photographic safari led by author of Lonely Planet's Guide to Travel Photography, Richard I'Anson on 29 July - 2...

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  • Little Eagle Spotted at Arkaba

    Posted by Arkaba

    This Little Eagle (Hieraaetus morphnoides) was spotted above Arkaba's homestead garden recently. This individual might have been hunting rabbits, reptiles or even birds when field guide Charlie managed to snap this picture as it came down to land on an old fence post. This beautiful eagle, along with the larger...

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  • Rabbit Warren Mapping Project Commences at Arkaba

    Posted by Brendon Bevan

    June has been a particularly busy month for us up at Arkaba with various conservation projects! We finally began our rabbit warren mapping process having received our site clearances from the Adnyamathanha Traditional Lands Association Aboriginal Corporation (ATLA). We are delighted to finally be in a position to target yet...

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