Finding Australian Birds
A Field Guide to Birding Locations
A guide to the special birds found across Australia's vastly varied landscapes.
Finding Australian Birds is a guide to the special birds found across Australia's vastly varied landscapes. From the eastern rainforests to central deserts, Australia is home to some 900 species of birds. This book covers over 400 Australian bird watching sites conveniently grouped into the best birding areas, from one end of the country to the other. This includes areas such as Kakadu in the Top End and rocky gorges in the central deserts of the Northern Territory, the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, rainforests distributed along the eastern Australian seaboard, some of the world's tallest forests in Tasmania, the Flinders Ranges and deserts along the iconic Strzelecki and Birdsville Tracks in South Australia, and the mallee temperate woodlands and spectacular coastlines in both Victoria and south west Western Australia. + Full description
Each chapter begins with a brief description of the location, followed by a section on where to find the birds, which describes specific birdwatching sites within the location's boundaries, and information on accommodation and facilities. The book also provides a comprehensive 'Bird Finding Guide', listing all of Australia's birds with details on their abundance and where exactly to see them.
Of value to both Australian birdwatchers and international visitors, this book will assist novices, birders of intermediate skill and keen 'twitchers' to find any Australian species.- Short description
From the eastern rainforests to central deserts, Australia is home to some 900 species of birds. Finding Australian Birds covers over 400 Australian bird watching sites conveniently grouped into the best birding areas, from one end of the country to the other.
Read an article from The Herald Sun entitled 'The 10 top Australian birds to see on holidays', which features some beautiful pictures from the book.
"Twitchers will find this a most agreeable companion but all bird-loving travellers should pop a copy in their backpack, along with good binoculars."
Susan Kurosawa, Weekend Australian, June 2014
"The amount of detailed information within its pages will be enough to make even the best-travelled birders eager to get out and check a few more sites"
Chris Watson, Australian Birdlife, June 2014
"Of value to both Australian birdwatchers and international visitors, this book will assist novices, birders of intermediate skill and keen 'twitchers' to find any Australian species."
Fat Birder, 2014
"a worthwhile addition to your trip-planning ritual"
Wild, June/August 2014
"Finding Australian Birds is the perfect companion guide for bird watchers of all persuasions and used in tandem with a good field guide is a must for anyone interested in birdlife and bird watching in Australia."
Lynnette Saint, Australian Marine Sciences Association, September 2014, pp 40-41
"I would certainly recommend purchasing a copy, particularly if you're interested in expanding the list of birds you’ve seen in Australia"
Jack Holland, Canberra Birds Notes, 39(3), December 2014, pp 205-208
"I believe this book to be a valued resource for planning trips to new areas to find that elusive bird species. That will help and appeal to the twitchier as well as those new to bird watching."
Gil Porter, Warbler, June 2016, pp 30
"A great reference source and one that I use each time that I plan a trip."
Peter Crane, Warbler, June 2016, pp 30-31
DetailsPaperback | May 2014 | $ 49.95
ISBN: 9780643097667 | 624 pages | 215 x 148 mm
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Colour photographs, Maps
ePDF | May 2014
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
- Up-to-date information on over 400 good birding sites in Australia, written by Australians with first hand knowledge of the sites.
- An easy to understand travel companion for local and international bird tourists on Australia's best natural sites such as Kakadu, the Great Barrier Reef, Alice Springs and Uluru, and the Great Southern Ocean.
- Reference guide for finding birds of Australia
The Top End
The Red Centre
The Cape York Peninsula
Queensland’s Gulf Country and Outback
NEW SOUTH WALES
Sydney, Central Coast, and NSW South Coast
The Hunter Valley and NSW North Coast
Western Slopes, Central Tableland, and Western Plains
Northern Victoria and the Mallee
Adelaide and the South East
The Arid Lands
Southern Western Australia
Northern Western Australia and the Kimberley
OFFSHORE TERRITORIES and ISLANDS
Annotated Bird List of Australia and its territories
Useful resources, contacts and birdwatching groups
Index of bird common names
Index of place names