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Address: Mossman, Queensland 4873 , Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4094
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Delighted with our day with Del

We were in Australia for a birding holiday. As we were spending a few days in the rain forest lowlands, we booked for Del's full-day excursion to the drier savannah woodlands... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
snowgeese
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Quebec
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60 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Australia for a birding holiday. As we were spending a few days in the rain forest lowlands, we booked for Del's full-day excursion to the drier savannah woodlands. We saw lots of interesting birds and we enjoyed Del's company and commentary. We appreciated that Del stretched out the day until the late afternoon light was no longer... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

The focus of my Australian travel experience was to see the beautiful creatures that fill the air and the sea. I spent quite a bit of time searching out a guide during the planning stage and couldn't be more thrilled in finding and experiencing a tour with Del. Del has extensive ornithological experience. He has an in depth knowledge of... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I was picked up by coach from Cairns and taken north to meet Del who was waiting for me to start our Fine Feather Tours Birding safari. We had a full day of chasing down rainbow bee eaters, tawny frogmouths, the Victoria riflebird, the superb fruit dove rainbow lorikeets, and more. We saw the great bower bird. We even saw... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

My wife and I had a truly memorable 1/2 day tour (7 hours!) with Del to Mt Lewis. Del went out of his way to ensure that not only did we see as many birds as possible, but also did his best to ensure that we had a really good education in identifying similar looking birds. I can not rate... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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61 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Del has an Australian wide reputation as one of the.best birders in the country. He guides birding groups from other countries, notably the audubon society from Oregon. Over the day we drove about 100 km and covered port douglas town, beaches, Lake Mitchell, Mountain region. And rain forest. We saw 81 species and 3 rarities. He's patient, knows just where... More 

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Del Richards is a very experienced and well respected bird watching guide. He knew just where the birds were going to be and had an uncanny knack of finding them. We saw over 80 new birds on the day we went out. He was a careful driver who seemed to know everyone we passed. Del has a strong charming Australian... More 

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Thank NJPam2015
Bellevue, Washington
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

Del Richards is an excellent guide. He knows the places where specific species can be found, and he amazed us with his spotting ability. Del is an interesting man, and we enjoyed spending the day with him. This day was one of the highlights of our three week in Australia.

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Thank Rob L
Laurel, Maryland, United States
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

Del Richards is a fantastic guide! This day-long private birding trip was one of the best days my husband and I spent in Australia. Del is extremely well-organized, had a great checklist, and knew exactly where to go to spot a huge variety of birds in many diverse habitats. We identified nearly 80 species. This was our first trip to... More 

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Thank Karen O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

I seriously upgraded my camera gear for our second trip to the totally gorgeous Tropical North Queensland. So I'm very glad I choose to go on a full-day guided bird tour with Mr Del Richards of Fine Feather Tours. A true gentleman. And luckily for me also a very wise birdo, who knows where and when to look for birds,... More 

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Thank Melissa D
Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2015

I can't recommend this tour highly enough. Even if you're not a birder, there is plenty to see on this trip. I'm a biologist and beginner birder from the US and planned a trip to Cairns with my brother, who is not a birder. We both loved it. This tour was very easy to arrange by simple email exchanges that... More 

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