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Finding Australian Birds

A Field Guide to Birding Locations

Paperback
November 2014
9780643097667
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  • Publisher
    CSIRO Publishing
  • Published
    13th November 2014
  • ISBN 9780643097667
  • Language English
  • Pages 624 pp.
  • Size 5.75" x 8.5"
  • Images 300 illus, color photos & maps
$49.95

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.

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Foreword
Introduction
Acknowledgements

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

Birds of Australia: Annotated Bird List
Further reading, Web Resources, Addresses

Tim Dolby

Tim Dolby is a well-known Australian birdwatcher and former Convener of Birdlife Australia in Victoria. He was the principle editor of Where to See Birds in Victoria and he currently moderates Birdline Australia and Birdline Victoria.

Rohan Clarke

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.