Twitchers and bird lovers are set to travel from across the country for the Katherine Bird Festival this week.
Kicking off on Thursday and running until Sunday, the festival boasts a range of events which showcase the rare and endangered bird species of the Katherine region.
Keen bird watcher and festival organiser Marc Gardner said people were set to travel from across the Territory and the country for the festival, with some punters from Victoria and NSW having to pull out because of COVID-19.
"We get a wide range [of people at the festival], from kids to interstate people. We've even had international visitors in the past.
"We normally have 200 to 250 participants take part over the course of the festival."
Mr Gardner said the draw card for a lot of attendees is getting a chance to see the coveted Gouldian Finch.
"It's a very highly desirable species for birdwatchers to see," he said.
"It's pretty spectacular and and pretty special."
One of the events, which quickly sold out, takes participants out to the Mount Todd Mine to assist with counting the Gouldian Finches on the site.
"We can take a group of people out to see Gouldian Finches and other birds they wouldn't normally see if they were looking by themselves."
Tickets for the Katherine Bird Festival are available here.
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