About Close-Up Birding Adventures

Let locally born and bred guide David “Chook” Crawford lead you on your trip of a lifetime in Australia's incredible Far North Queensland.

From the misty green highlands of the Atherton Tablelands, habitat of many endemic and sought-after species such as Golden Bowerbird and Fernwren, to the heart of Cape York, studded with termite mounds and home to our signature species the Golden-shouldered Parrot, Chook has a comfortable accommodated tour to suit you.

With inside knowledge that comes from years of local birding experience plus a larrikin sense of humour, Chook is a North Queensland endemic bird specialist who delights in your new discoveries as much as you do. Based for several years at Mareeba Wetlands and veteran of many birding tours throughout North Queensland, he has established a reputation for “getting that bird”.

Queensland's Cape York and Wet Tropics are internationally renowned birding hot-spots. Whether your dream is to penetrate the near-mythical gullies of Iron Range or to seek out the exotic species of our country's true north, let Close-Up Birding Adventures take you there!

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