Kakadu Bird Week
September 30, 2022 – October 7, 2022
Kakadu National Park is a bird lover’s paradise–home to more than a third of Australia’s bird species, Kakadu is the perfect place to discover and learn all about the unique species of birds living in this magical part of the world, which is dual World Heritage–listed for both its natural and cultural values.
Bird Week is held to coincide with the mass migration of magpie geese, which flock to billabongs, such as Yellow Water (Ngurrungurrudjba), to feed. With the waters having receded toward the end of the dry season, there is no better time to witness not just the birdlife, but Kakadu’s full array of exotic animals, including crocodiles, buffalo, brumbies, and wallabies.
A highlight of this year’s festival will be sunset Yellow Water Cruises, led by NT Bird Specialists’ renowned ‘twitcher’ Luke ‘Hawk Eye’ Paterson, who will provide expert commentary on three Yellow Water Cruises sunset voyages from Sunday 26 to Tuesday 28 September.
In addition, visitors during the week are treated to specialist lectures, cultural events and birdwatching tours. Full details of Bird Week will be made available closer to the Festival at: Bird Week Program 2022