Twitchers and bird lovers travelled from across the country to take part in the Katherine Bird Festival last week.
Kicking off on Thursday September 9 and running for four days, the festival boasted 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 punters travelled from across the NT, as well as from Tasmansia, Queensland and Victoria for the festival.
"It was really good, really well attended," Mr Gardner said.
"All the participants got good value out of it. We saw lots of really good birds."
He said a major highlight for participants was seeing a particularly rare bird called a Northern Shrike-tit in the Central Arnhem Road area.
"We had a lot of punters actually come across that [bird]," Mr Gardner said.
"We were very fortunate - it landed in a tree right above our heads."
Mr Gardner said a draw card for a lot of punters was getting the chance to see the coveted Gouldian Finch, with tickets to conduct surveys of Gouldian Finches at the Mount Todd Mine selling out.
"It's a very highly desirable species for birdwatchers to see," he said.
"It's pretty spectacular and pretty special."
He said the event would not have been possible without the help of its passionate volunteers and community sponsors.
"We were pretty pleased at the end of the day, it was a nice whole of community event."