Arnhem Land Bird Weeks & Aboriginal Cultural Adventure
Welcome to Arnhem Land Birds; now incorporating Murwangi Billabong and surrounding swamplands within the internationally-significant Arafura Swamp.
Arafura Swamp is listed as a Wetland of National Significance in the directory of “Important Wetlands in Australia”. The Arafura Swamp and the Arafura Jungles sites are also listed on the Register of the National Estate for their natural values (Australian Heritage Council).
The swamp occupies a vast floodplain spanning in excess of 700 square kilometres on the Goyder and Gulbuwangay Rivers. Its perennial waters are replenished by springs along the Goyder River. Classed as an Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA), the permanent waters of the swamp are a major breeding area for huge and spectacular water bird colonies that congregate in their tens of thousands.
Be part of the very first birding groups to visit this great expanse of pristine inland waterways. You’ll also explore adjoining savanna woodland, the Liverpool River floodplains and a variety of remote Arnhem Land birding habitats supporting a diverse range of species, including endemic, rare and endangered species.
In an exciting first, Murwangi Safari Camp will be the primary host destination for the 2016 Arnhem Land Bird Week packages, with participants being the first to attend a dedicated bird-watching event at this remote unspoiled wetland of international importance.
With only 2 special birding events scheduled for 2016, you can be part of a select group to view for the first time the diverse array of bird species inhabiting the Arafura Swamp and nearby Liverpool River inland and coastal pristine habitats.
- See up to 200 species including endemic, rare and endangered species
- Visit a diverse range of habitats that include Arafura Swamp, billabong, monsoonal savannah woodland, river floodplain, coastal mangrove, tidal river environs, coral cays and offshore islands. Tours led by experienced and knowledgeable bird leaders
- Interact with the local Traditional Aboriginal Custodians of the Land
- See the famous Top End wildlife such as crocodiles, buffalo, dingoes and barramundi
- Nightly workshops, slide presentations and bird counts
- Outstanding ensuite accommodation in deluxe air-conditioned safari suites