Kakadu National Park

29 September – 7 October 2018 — Kakadu National Park

Kakadu is a bird lover's paradise – home to more than a third of Australia's bird species.

Join traditional owners, Parks Australia, scientists, local experts and BirdLife Australia to celebrate the Top End’s diverse birdlife during Kakadu Bird Week from 29 September to 7 October 2018.

Enjoy free birdwatching activities, learn from Top End researchers and traditional owners, and experience wetlands cruises, Aborginal bird experiences and more.

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Go birding in a World Heritage area

Guests at Bird Week 2017 were treated to specialist lectures, cultural events and some of Australia's best birdwatching.

Take a look at our highlights gallery to see what we got up to.

Taken a great shot? Share your Bird Week photos with us on Instagram using the hashtags #seekakadu and #kbw2018.

Expert speakers. Extraordinary birdlife.

What's on in 2018

Here's a sneak preview of what to expect at Bird Week 2018:

  • Amanda Lilleyman from Charles Darwin University talks about strategic planning for the far eastern curlew Threatened Species Recovery Hub
  • Robin Leppitt, yellow chat researcher, Charles Darwin University,
  • Birdwatching tours with expert local guide Luke Paterson from NT Bird Specialists
  • Will Riddell, President of Birdlife Australia Raptor Group
  • Aboriginal language teachers and authors from the Bininj Kunwok Language Project
  • Aboriginal bird artists
  • Sunset birdwatching cruises
  • Community birdwatching walks and talks
  • Kids ‘Bird World’ activities
  • BirdLife Top End Branch
  • Fundraising movie night
  • And much more...

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If you have any queries about Kakadu Bird Week, please send us an email and we'll help you out.

See birds from the wetlands to the stone country

Accomodation and meal deals

Our hotel partners have some very special discounts on offer for Bird Week attendees. Watch this space – there are more to come.

Mercure Crocodile Hotel, Jabiru

The Croc is offering a room-only rate of $199 (subject to availability) and a breakfast rate of $20 per person. They can provide an 'early bird' boxed breakfast to take out on morning tours.

Email reservations@crocodilehotel.com.au or call 08 8979 9000 and quote 'Kakadu Bird Week' when booking.

Kakadu Lodge, Jabiru

Receive 10% off rooms at Kakadu Lodge in Jabiru.

To book, call 08 8979 2422 and quote 'Kakadu Bird Week’.

Any questions?

Please email kakaduexperiences@environment.gov.au if you need any help planning your trip.