Lords Safaris guests have the opportunity to witness the unforgettable spectacle of Magpie geese at Bamurru Plains.
Magpie geese, like so many species at home in the Top End, rely on the annual wet season as a key part of their life cycle.
Unusually dry seasons have an adverse effect on the breeding cycle of many species in the Top End including the Magpie geese, who rely on the wild rice of the floodplains to feed their young goslings. Also affected are the snakes, raptors and other species that in turn feed on the goslings.
When the floodplains are brimming with water it’s great news for visitors – particularly 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. Guests here enjoy incredible, up-close-and-personal experiences with nature.
The best way to really grasp the sheer numbers of the Magpie geese is to travel over the floodplains in an airboat. Lords Safaris offer tailored itineraries that include private airboat tours, and other adventures to make up the Australian wildlife safari of a lifetime. Inquire now.