Chris has been a keen bird watcher since his boyhood in England. He founded his bird watching tour company in 1984, offering worldwide bird watching tours, and 36 years later, its still going strong.
Chris has observed in excess of 840 species of birds in Australia and its territories. Chris is acknowledged as one of the world's most experienced bird tour leaders, and has field experience with over 8,000 different species of birds in the world, including representatives of all 236 families of birds in the world.
A natural extension of his existing business, is to offer half day and full day birding tours around Melbourne. He has chosen three different areas around Melbourne, including three different habitats, with distinctly different birds at each area.
Melbourne Birding Tours offers fully guided bird watching tours at the Western Treatment Plant (Werribee), Phillip Island, Dandenong ranges and Braeside Park. Each tour includes: Use of Swarovski Spotting Scope; use of binoculars if required; use of field guide; bird checklist supplied; a professional and friendly guide; drinks and snacks; and transportation in comfortable SUV vehicle,