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Finding Australian Birds

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Finding Australian Birds

A Field Guide to Birding Locations

Tim Dolby  
Rohan Clarke  

Colour photographs, Maps
624 pages, 215 x 148 mm
Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING


    Paperback New - May 2014
ISBN: 9780643097667 - AU $ 49.95

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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.

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.

Read an article titled 'The 10 top Australian birds to see on holidays', with some beautiful pictures from the book in the Herald Sun.

 
 

 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.

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.

 

 
  • 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
 

 Acknowledgements
Photo credits
Introduction

NORTHERN TERRITORY
The Top End
The Red Centre
QUEENSLAND
The Cape York Peninsula
North Queensland
Queensland’s Gulf Country and Outback
South-East Queensland
NEW SOUTH WALES
Sydney, Central Coast, and NSW South Coast
The Hunter Valley and NSW North Coast
Western Slopes, Central Tableland, and Western Plains
VICTORIA
Northern Victoria and the Mallee
Southern Victoria
TASMANIA
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Adelaide and the South East
The Arid Lands
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Southern Western Australia
Northern Western Australia and the Kimberley
OFFSHORE TERRITORIES and ISLANDS
Annotated Bird List of Australia and its territories
Further reading
Useful resources, contacts and birdwatching groups

Index of bird common names
Index of place names

 

 Novice bird watchers, birders of intermediate skill and keen 'twitchers'.  

 Tim Dolby is a well-known Australian birdwatcher and former Convener of BirdLife Australia in Victoria. He was the principal editor of Where to See Birds in Victoria, and previously organised the celebrated birdwatching event, the Twitchathon. He currently moderates Birdline Australia and Birdline Victoria.

Rohan Clarke is an ecologist at Monash University with expertise in conservation biology and avian ecology. He is also a prominent member of the Australian birdwatching community, having been involved in the discovery of over 15 species not previously recorded in Australia. He is a longstanding member of the BirdLife Australia Rarities Committee and sits on the editorial board for the journal Australian Field Ornithology.

 

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