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Melbourne Birding Tours

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Address: 657 Chapel St, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
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+61 414 355 146
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05:00 - 21:00
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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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First time out but will be back again

I have family living in Melbourne so am a regular visitor, plus a birding friend living locally with whom I go birding when in town, but this time I thought I'd try a professional... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Takaka, New Zealand

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Takaka, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have family living in Melbourne so am a regular visitor, plus a birding friend living locally with whom I go birding when in town, but this time I thought I'd try a professional guide. I had an excellent day out, 104 species total, with 8-9 lifers in there for me. But I also had great views of many of... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fabulous day with Paul and would highly recommend the tour. The day started early and I'm amazed at what we managed to cram in. We went to a number of different locations to see lots of different types of birds in their natural habitat, from bush gullies to beach then off to the Werribee Wetlands which was... More 

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71 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the second time I have gone on a Melbourne Birds Tours' outing. The South West Coastal Tour was as great as the Four Habitats one . You do have to be a super early riser as the tour starts at 6am. Paul is always there before the scheduled time so you don't have to wait for him to... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our three days with Paul Hackett at You Yang, Werribee and Chiltern exceeded all expectations. We will return home with photographs of more than 100 species, many of which we would not have located without Paul’s expert guidance. Paul is knowledgeable and entertaining but also focused on helping meet his client’s objectives – in our case getting good photographs. His... More 

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2 Thank John W
PaulH255100, Owner at Melbourne Birding Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for the review John. It was a fun three days, glad you enjoyed it and got lots of great photos. More 

Kapolei, Hawaii
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

I have made multiple trips with Paul Hackett of Melbourne Birding Tours, and all my reviews have praised his operation. This report is no exception. I have no financial stake in Paul's operation, although he has become a friend. However, i am very experienced in international travel and birding, and personally lead a free public tour program for birders. i... More 

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2 Thank Richard M
PaulH255100, Owner at Melbourne Birding Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. Alway great to guide you and to add to you list of Australian birds. Looking forward to guiding you again in the future! More 

Esperance, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

We did the 4 Habitats tour and saw or heard 116 species in the day. Very prompt pick up from our hotel and a comfortable car. Paul gave us extra time to try and see a couple of sought after species and he was knowledgeable, especially of different bird calls. A very obliging man with a good sense of humour.... More 

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2 Thank Kate D
PaulH255100, Owner at Melbourne Birding Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Kate! It was great to guide you and so happy that you enjoyed it. More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

I took the Southern Coastal tour with Paul to see the southern emu-wren and rufous bristle bird and many others. It was a full day of birds with Paul knowing every spot to see the great birds of the area. Apart from seeing the above birds, Paul took me to a spot to see the tawny frogmouth. Paul knew every... More 

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PaulH255100, Owner at Melbourne Birding Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Brad! Happy that you had a great day! More 

Madison, WI, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our day of birding with Paul. He is highly knowledgeable, enthusiastic and great company. We saw so many wonderful birds and learned so much about the areas we visited. I highly recommend Paul and his great tours.

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PaulH255100, Owner at Melbourne Birding Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for writing a review, glad you had an amazing day! More 

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

I enjoyed a great day's birding with Paul, whose knowledge of the local birds was excellent. He was very good with birds calls as well, and we always knew when and what to search for once a bird was heard calling nearby. A comfortable vehicle and refreshments is provided and Paul made sure we found as many as possible of... More 

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PaulH255100, Owner at Melbourne Birding Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, greatly appreciated! More 

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Reviewed 25 January 2017

Over two days of birding with Paul, I saw 122 species (98 were new for me). I really appreciated his willingness to customize the tours a bit to search for my targets. Best bird of the trip was Southern Emu-wren.

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2 Thank Kevin L
PaulH255100, Owner at Melbourne Birding Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! The Southern Emu-wrens are special, always great to see them. Enjoyed birding with you. More 

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