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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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Outstanding Birding Tour

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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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 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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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 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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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 

Cambridge, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had a terrific day with Paul. Saw 100 species over an 11 hour day. Pick up and drop off at our hotel, lunch, snacks and drinks provided. Paul is really knowledgeable and a nice chap to boot. Can thoroughly recommend.

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

Thanks David, glad you both enjoyed the day. More 

Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

It was perfect. By day's end, we'd listed 107 species on the 4 Habitats tour. Paul seemed to know where all the birds would be and let me find a few too. We got all my target birds and so many more. He does a great job with all the important things like coffee, bathroom breaks, lunch, pickup, and even... More 

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

Thanks for the review. Glad you had such a good time and enjoyed the mammals and reptiles as well. More 

Fernandina Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We went on a 1/2 day birding tour with Paul Hackett in November of 2016. All was positive and very professional. Briefly, we made the plans with him via e-mail off his web page and we had a great total experience. I can highly recommend Paul. Comment 1: Paul is Reliable. Paul was quick in response to our e-mails and... More 

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

Thanks for the wonderfully detailed review. Much appreciated! Always happy to assist bird photographers, it is great that you enjoyed it so much. More 

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