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  • Q&A With Guides: James Boettcher

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    We recently caught up with wildlife guide James Boettcher to find out what he loves about the Far North Queensland region and learn about some exciting updates on the horizon for FNQ Nature Tours. What do you enjoy most about being a wildlife guide? Well, I like the ability to...

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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 Most Amazing Aquatic Adventures

    Posted by Tatyana Leonov

    Australia is surrounded by water brimming with a vast variation of marine species and home to a large number of creeks and rivers that coil their way around the vast land. There is no other country in the world where – if you wanted to – you could can swim...

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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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  • 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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  • Species Feature: King Parrot

    Posted by Australian Wildlife Journeys

    Across the cooler coastal and mountain forests of eastern Australia, a highlight for many wildlife lovers is to see the magnificent scarlet underside and red head of the male King Parrot (Alisterus scapularis). This species resides all the way from Cooktown near the top of Queensland to Southwestern Victoria. Australian...

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  • Species Feature: Southern Cassowary

    Posted by James Boettcher

    The purpose of the Southern Cassowary’s distinctive casque (helmet), which is unique to every individual, is unknown, but recent research suggests that it may help cassowaries to feel the low vibrating sound made by other cassowaries over long distances. This unusual sense, called infrasound, was used by some dinosaurs, and...

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