The Complete Guide to Finding the Mammals of Australia

February 2016
More details
  • Publisher
    CSIRO Publishing
  • Published
    12th February 2016
  • ISBN 9780643098145
  • Language English
  • Pages 432 pp.
  • Size 5.75" x 8.5"
  • Images 19 maps & 32 color plates

Australia has a rich and unique array of animals, including the largest diversity of marsupials on earth. The recent growth in ecotourism has increased the popularity of mammal-spotting, particularly whale and dolphin-watching, but also spotting of perennial tourist favorites such as koalas and kangaroos.

For the first time ever, The Complete Guide to Finding the Mammals of Australia advises interested amateurs and professionals where to locate many of Australia’s mammals. The book describes Australia’s best mammal-watching sites state-by-state. It also includes a complete, annotated taxonomic list with hints on finding each species (or why it won’t be easy to see); sections on travel and logistics in Australia; and appendices with hints on finding and photographing mammals.

About the author
How to use this guide
Introduction to mammal-watching
States and Territories

1. Queensland
2. New South Wales
3. Australian Capital Territory
4. Victoria
5. Tasmania
6. South Australia
7. Western Australia
8. Northern Territory
9. Oceanic islands and external territories
10. Boat-based whale- and dolphin-watching
Colour plates
Mammal-finding Guide

Appendix A: Introduced mammals
Appendix B: Directory
Appendix C: Glossary
Appendix D: Botanical and habitat glossary
Common name index
Scientific name index
Site index

David Andrew

David Andrew has extensive experience in ecotourism and has written or co-written 13 books on travel, wildlife, and conservation, as well as articles for magazines and newspapers. He has also presented on television and radio. David is co-author of The Complete Guide to Finding the Birds of Australia.