After two very dry ‘wet’ seasons we have enjoyed a bumper monsoonal season in 2017. The dry seasons have had an averse effect on the breeding cycle of many species in the Top End including the Magpie Geese, who rely on the wild rice on the floodplains to feed their young goslings. Also affected are the snakes, raptors and the like who then feed on the goslings.
The floodplains are brimming with water which is great news for visitors – particulary those who include Bamurru Plains on their itinerary. Bamurru Plains is situated on the edge of the Mary River floodplain which is teeming with wildlife so guests will be able to enjoy up close and personal experiences.
The best way to really experience the sheer numbers of the Magpie Geese is to travel over the flood plains in an airboat. So, if you are looking at travelling in 2017 on a private charter with Sab or Dean book now to ensure your dates.