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Firetail Birdwatching Tours, operated by Simon Starr, is Victoria’s longest running specialist bird guiding company. A wide range of tours are offered from half a day to over a week. We specialise in bird and nature tours across the entire state of...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Box Hill, Whitehorse, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 438 520 780
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Simon worked tirelessly to find some very difficult birds and went out of his way to provide a great birding experience. Highly recommended!

Thank John B
Reviewed 28 August 2018

I only had the pleasure of one day with Simon - but it was a full one at that. Over 100+ species in one day. The itinerary Simon put together was perfect - though I know not everyone would get through 12 hrs, but I...More

Thank Cindy H
Simon S, Owner at Firetail Birdwatching Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Thanks Cindy, glad you enjoyed the day.

Reviewed 25 August 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed my three days of birding with Simon. He has a great eye and a ditto ear and his knowledge about general natural and cultural history added depth to the experience - and enjoyable conversations. This was my first visit to Australia and...More

1  Thank Magnus P
Reviewed 8 August 2018

I was able to do two trips with Simon on my recent visit to Melbourne and have to say they both exceeded my expectations. The first day was a long trip to search for specific species with a 6 am start,Simon was excellent company and...More

1  Thank simonSussex
Simon S, Owner at Firetail Birdwatching Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Thanks Simon, glad you enjoyed the two days and hope to catch up again, all the best Simon

Reviewed 15 May 2018

Simon picked us up at 7 am on a windy cold & wet Melbourne day - we weren't expecting much because of the weather, were we wrong - thanks to Simon and his experience and patience we seen an amazing array of birds, many firsts...More

1  Thank Tony W
Reviewed 24 April 2018

Simon created a personal itinerary for two of us to target the specialist species of the Mallee in Victoria and we had a fantastically successful trip with him. It was clear from the first day that he has an extensive knowledge of the area, which...More

1  Thank KADick
Reviewed 20 April 2018

What a great day! Simon picked us up at our hotel at 6:30 am and brought us back more than 12 hours later after seeing an incredible number and variety of birds and other wildlife. He is knowledgeable, amazingly good at finding those “hard to...More

1  Thank j81177
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

I have used the services of Simon Starr 6 or 7 times in the last 10 years to guide me birding around the Melbourne area. I could not recommend him more highly. His knowledge of the birds and where and how to find them is...More

3  Thank rfpaton
Simon S, Owner at Firetail Birdwatching Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Hi Robin, thanks for your kind words, always a pleasure spending the day with you

Reviewed 4 March 2018

Simon delivered a memorable days birding at short notice when we visited Melbourne on 22/2/18 collecting us early morning from cruise port. Simon was good company and his knowledge of birds in the local area was first class. Highlight was memorable visit to Water treatment...More

1  Thank DnJdorset
Simon S, Owner at Firetail Birdwatching Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Thanks and glad you enjoyed the day :-) regards Simon

Reviewed 28 January 2018

Thank you very much for all your hard work in our trips around Melbourne. Your in depth knowledge of where the birds are found was very impressive, so our stops in various small riversides, woodlands and parks were never wasted. The main sites were also...More

1  Thank Sue H
Simon S, Owner at Firetail Birdwatching Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2018

Hi Sue and Peter, Was a great trip, thanks for your kind words, cheers Simon

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