There’s a huge variety of birds and wildlife through Northern Australia. Many species are found only in the Top End and, or, The Kimberley and some are endemic to certain areas.
It’s always great to see animals on tour but wildlife can be shy so keep your eyes peeled and let us know when you see something so we can share it with everyone in your group.
Crocodiles are found throughout the Top End and in some parts of The Kimberley. We have 2 types of crocodile in the Top End- The Johnstons (better known as the Freshwater) crocodile and the more aggressive Estuarine, (better known as the saltwater) crocodile. In The Kimberley, you’ll only find the Freshwater crocodile as the Estuarine croc stays nearer the coastline. In both regions, we have opportunities to view these ancient predators in their natural habitat.
We also have a vast amount of birdlife in Northern Australia (over 300 species), including birds of prey, woodland and wetlands birds, so it’s a real birdwatchers paradise!
Some of the animals you might see on a Sacred Earth Safaris tour are:
Narbalek (small rock wallaby, endemic to Ubirr in Kakadu)
Frill- necked lizard
Fish, such as Barramundi
Black Walleroo (endemic to Nourlangie Rock in Kakadu)
Brumbies (wild horses)
Crocodiles - Freshwater & Estuarine
Some of the bird species found in Northern Australia are:
Spoonbill- Royal and Yellow Billed
Comb crested Jacana
Cockatoos- Red tailed black and
Eagles - Wedge Tailed and
White Bellied Sea Eagle
Kingfisher- Sacred, Azure, Little and Forrest
Blue winged Kookaburra
Chestnut Quilled rock pigeon
White Throated Grasswren
Parrots- Hooded, Ringneck & Red Winged
Finchs- Gourdian, Crimson and Double barred
Kites - Bramany and Whistling
White-Lined HoneyeaterCuckoo -Shrikes
Ducks- Burdekin and Whistling
Bush Stone Curlew
Darters and Cormorants
Herons- Rufus Night and pied
Green pygmy Goose
The Wetlands of Northern Australia are magnificent and offer fantastic birdwatching opportunities :
Photo Gallery including images from each of the main destinations we include in our itineraries.
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Camp oven cooking
Daves Car Wash
Florence Falls, Litchfield
Top of Gunlom
Nourlangie Rock Art
Magnetic Termite Mounds
Top of Ubirr
Wangi Falls in the Wet Season
Green Ant Nest
Comb Crested Jacana