Finding Australian Birds: A Field Guide to Birding Locations
Tim Dolby and Rohan Clarke
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. 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.
"Australia being a safe country with a great deal of space, the number of potential birding locations is almost limitless. This book tries to draw the fine line between providing detailed info about specific locations & trying to capture a wide range of different sites. I think it makes a relatively good job of this, but it does mean that some additional research will be required for visitors to many areas. Nicely illustrated with photos throughout."
- Damien Farine, Ibis 157(2), April 2015
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. Finding Australian Birds 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, Finding Australian Birds will assist novices, birders of intermediate skill and keen 'twitchers' to find any Australian species. 602 pages.
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