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Melbourne Birding Tours

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Address: 657 Chapel St, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
Phone Number: +61 414 355 146
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Sun - Sat 05:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Full day and extended birding tours near Melbourne, Australia and beyond....

Full day and extended birding tours near Melbourne, Australia and beyond. Small/private groups with all birding levels catered for. Friendly, personalized service which includes all meals and hotel pickups and drop offs. A professional, knowledgeable guide with a passion for all Australian wildlife. Tours can be customized to your needs or to target specific species. Use of a Swarovski spotting scope, field guides and binoculars.

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Excellent day of Bird Photography

I chose to spend a day of bird photography with Paul based on the excellent reviews already here. I was not disappointed! Paul met me promptly at 6:00 am in my downtown... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I chose to spend a day of bird photography with Paul based on the excellent reviews already here. I was not disappointed! Paul met me promptly at 6:00 am in my downtown Melbourne hotel and within the hour our birding had started - Paul got the coffees while I started photographing honeyeaters at the service station. Paul has an excellent... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I had a great day birding with Paul. Although we had just arrived in Australia the previous day and it was quite windy, we still managed to see some great birds including Rufous Bristlebird and Musk Duck. We both thank Paul for an excellent introduction to Australian birds and mammals.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked the 'Forest to Sea' tour on Oct 31st. Paul picked me up promptly. We first went to the ridges to see Superb Lyrebird and other forest species. I could not have dreamed that I was going to get the once-in-a-lifetime experience I did watching a male Superb Lyrebird display up close - truly amazing! Also got good looks... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

I booked Paul's Forest to Sea birding day a few weeks ago. Paul picked me up at my downtown Melbourne hotel with coffee and breakfast snacks at 6 am to head out to see the Superb Lyrebird. As we headed out of town it started raining and by the time we got to the spot it was pouring. The rain... More 

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

I arranged a one day trip with Paul at short notice. He picked me up from my hotel and adapted very quickly to me as quite an experienced UK birder who knows absolutely nothing about Australian birds. The trip was particularly notable for 10 species of raptors including excellent views of wedge-tailed and sea eagles. He provided coffee, lunch and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Melbourne Birding Tours provided great service from start to finish. Paul is an absolute expert and great company. We learned so much in just one day.

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Paul gave us an unforgettable day - the Dandendongs, You Yangs, and Water Treatment Plant. It is not high season for birding but Paul's excellent ear and quick eye found birds we would have missed -79 species in all. He is very personable - interested in us and our experiences without being overly talkative. And he knows where to find... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Thanks Paul! It was a wonderful day! Our first time with the amazing Lyre birds - thanks for such a great experience. We learnt so much! We really enjoyed spending the day with you and appreciated your flexibility in offering us the Dandenong option when the wetlands were flooded out. Looking forward to our next adventure with you! Thanks Linda... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

When time is limited, the only way to find the birds is with an expert who really knows his "patch". Paul knows many "patches" around Melbourne and gave me a really splendid day out with lots of new "life ticks".

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

The hour is early and the day is long, but Paul at Melbourne Birding Tours makes it all worthwhile. He's amazing at finding birds everywhere - we went to the Dandenongs and the Werribee Treatment Plant and saw 104 birds in one day. I was a little nervous about spending the whole day with someone I didn't know, but we... More 

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