Sydney parrots = 5% of the world’s parrots
Sydney parrots are amazing. Whilst our kangaroos, koalas and wombats are iconic, there’s more to Australia than our amazing mammals. Did you know that one sixth of the world’s parrots call Australia home? 56 species of the 300 or so species of parrot are found in Australia, and only 5 of these are found elsewhere in the world. About of the world’s parrot species are found in Sydney and many are found throughout Sydney suburbs.
On this tour, we will search for Sydney parrots in at least 3 different locations around Sydney. During the day we may see many of our colourful parrots including king parrots, cockatoos, lorikeets, corellas, galahs and more. On some days we may only find a few of these species, on others we will find ten or so. Often, we may also see other birds including pelicans, ibis, kookaburras and magpies.
We take a boat to a very special island where there are no private cars. Here, people use wheelbarrows to cart their shopping from the ferry wharf to their homes and school children ride their bikes to the wharf to catch a ferry to school.
We will stop for lunch at Olympic Park, where the 2000 Olympics were held. Here, we will meet some of the local ibis (also known as bin chickens because they raid garbage bins). We will also visit a wetlands area where we may see some Sydney water birds.
In the afternoon, we will visit suburban areas where many species of Sydney parrot make their homes.
Other Tour Details
These are wild animals. As such, there is no guarantee that any birds will be there for us when we get there. However, if we do not see at least 3 species of parrot, we will provide you an opportunity to attend on another occasion at no charge. This has not happened on this tour in our history.
Who will enjoy this tour
This tour is aimed at international tourists who are interested in seeing and appreciating some of Sydney’s unique and colourful bird life. It is aimed at getting you to the places where you will have the best chance of seeing our amazing parrot and bird life.
Whilst twitchers may like to join this tour to get to see the Sydney bird life, this tour is not aimed at twitchers as we may not provide the duration or detail about the birds you desire.