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Birds of Western Australia: Field GuideArtist/Author: Nevill, Simon
This comprehensive field guide to the birds of Western Australia includes detailed descriptive text, distribution maps and photographic illustrations of 486 species, covering the vast majority of sedentary birds and regular migratory birds.
Most of the photographs have been taken by Author Simon Nevill himself, showing the birds in their natural habitats. The majority of the information imparted in this guide comes from Simons personal experience over the last forty years of bird watching in Australia, giving the guide a more personal tone.
Cranes, Herons & Storks of AustraliaArtist/Author: Hollands, David
David Hollands has spent 16 years traversing Australia to find, study and photograph the 17 species which make up this book. His passion and enthusiasm for his subjects shine through in the text; lively, accurate, informative and beautifully written, not only about the birds but about the expeditions to find them. The book is richly illustrated with over 200 of the author’s photographs. Though primarily a photographic book, there is a short, 12-page field guide section at the back to all 17 species.
Australia’s Birdwatching Megaspots: The 55 Best Birdwatching Sites in AustraliaArtist/Author: Rowland, Peter, Chris Farrell
This lavishly illustrated guide describes 55 of the best sites for viewing both common and rare species in Australia. Alongside a map of the area, detailed descriptions of each site cover the type of terrain, climate and specific spots at which certain species are likely to be encountered. A fact file for each site lists road and rail access; entry fees and permits, facilities, nearby services, accommodation and GPS co-ordinates. Key species for each site are also listed.
Birds of Cataract Gorge and SurroundsArtist/Author: Forteath, Nigel
This invaluable reference, with superb photographs, describes 97 bird species, including 10 of Tasmania’s 12 endemics. It is a must for anyone interested in the bird life of Launceston and the region.
Emeritus Professor Nigel Forteath AM, a retired zoologist, is an Honorary Research Associate at the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery. His extensive career in aquaculture led to many awards, including Member of the Order of Australia in 2006 for Services to Marine and Freshwater Biology. Nigel has always had a keen interest in birds and photography and brings his imagery and understanding of Cataract Gorge’s Bird life together in this guide.
Finches of AustraliaArtist/Author: Roberts, Col
Col Roberts is regarded as one of the world’s leading landscape, fishing and bird photographers. He has limited the amount of text in this beautiful coffee table book, preferring to write his own field observations. This is the most comprehensive collection of Australian finch photos ever recorded. Col has captured interesting behavioural images which take many forms including birds in flight, courting, mating, nesting and feeding. With more than 400 photographs it covers every species and sub-species.
The task of travelling around Australia seeking out the various species has at times been arduous and often involved sitting in a hide in stifling and oppressive conditions to capture never-before-seen images of finches and their behaviour. It is estimated that this involved over 2500 hours of field study. The result is a testament to his skill and love of bird photography.
A Naturalist’s Guide to the Birds of AustraliaArtist/Author: Ingwersen, Dean
This easy-to-use identification guide to 280 bird species in Australia, including the most commonly seen and rare endemic species, is perfect for resident and visitor alike. High quality photographs from one of Australia’s top nature photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions, which include nomenclature, size, distribution, habits and habitat. The user-friendly introduction covers climate, vegetation, biogeography and the key sites for viewing the listed species. Also included is an all-important checklist of all of the birds of Australia encompassing, for each species, its common and scientific name, IUCN status.
Pocket Field Guide to Birdlife of QueenslandArtist/Author: Morcombe, MichaelA unique feature of this book is the front section, which showcases 38 of Queensland’s most sought-after birds, illustrated with stunning photographs selected or taken by Morcombe. Information about the best places and times to spot these birds includes precise GPS coordinates.
Pocket Field Guide to Birdlife of Western AustraliaArtist/Author: Morcombe, Michael
Michael Morcombe’s two best-selling Field Guide to Australian Birds have been received with delight by birdwatchers throughout Australia and overseas. Now Morcombe has produced a series of handy Pocket Guides covering each State of Australia, plus a separate volume for migratory and sea birds. This Western Australia guide is the second of the series to be released. A unique feature of this book is the front section, which showcases 45 of Western Australia’s most sought-after birds, illustrated with stunning photographs selected or taken by Morcombe. Information about the best places and times to spot these birds includes precise GPS coordinates.
• Detailed illustrations of all the species, subspecies, males, females and juveniles that can be found in Western Australia, with essential species information accompanying each illustration
• Information about the best places and times to spot them, including precise GPS coordinates
• QuickFind system of colour tags gives easy reference to bird families and is cross-referenced to the Quick Index and Guide to Family Groups
Pocket Field Guide to Birds of TasmaniaArtist/Author: Morcombe, Michael
Michael Morcombe has produced a series of handy Pocket Guides. This Tasmania guide is the third of the series to be released.
A unique feature of this book is the front section, which showcases over 30 of Tasmania’s most sought-after birds, illustrated with stunning photographs selected or taken by Morcombe. Information about the best places and times to spot these birds includes precise GPS coordinates. Also included is a beautifully illustrated 136 page section on the nests and eggs of Australian birds.
Night Parrot: Australia’s Most Elusive BirdArtist/Author: Olsen, Penny
For well over a century, the Night Parrot lured its seekers into Australia’s vast, arid outback. From the beginning it was a mysterious bird. Fewer than 30 specimens were collected before it all but disappeared, offering only fleeting glimpses and the occasional mummified body as proof of its continued existence. Protected by spinifex and darkness, the parrot attained almost mythical status: a challenge to birdwatchers and an inspiration to poets, novelists and artists.
Night Parrot documents the competitiveness and secrecy, the triumphs and adventures of the history of the bird and its followers, culminating in the recent discovery of live birds at a few widely scattered locations. It describes what we are now unravelling about the mysteries of its biology and ecology and what is still left to learn. Complemented by guest essays, illustrations and photographs from a wide variety of sources, this book sheds light on Australia’s most elusive bird.
Contributions to the History of Australasian Ornithology: Volume IVArtist/Author: Davis, William E, Walter E Boles, Harry F Recher (Editors)
Nuttall Ornithological Club Memoir No. 23. The fourth and last of four volumes on the history of Australasian ornithology, and is an important contribution to the field. It contains chapters on Australian ornithologist Gregory Mathews, the history of ornithology at the Queensland Museum, father and son Australian naturalists John and James Cockerell, ornithology at the South Australian Museum, and a history of ornithology in Western Australia. Most of the chapters are written by people who participated in making the history they write about, and they bring to the account personal experience, an intimate knowledge of the subject matter, and rich anecdotal material that adds a distinctive character to descriptive and interpretive history.
Volume I (see stock ID 11789), Volume II (see stock ID 13845), Volume III (see stock ID 16480)
Contributions to the History of Australasian Ornithology: Volume IIIArtist/Author: Davis, William E., Walter E. Boles, Harry F. Recher (Editors.)
Nuttall Ornithological Club Memoir No. 22. The third of four volumes on the history of Australasian ornithology, is an important contribution to the field. This volume contains chapters on the history of Tasmanian ornithology, ornithological exploration of New Guinea, avian paleontology, an autobiography of ornithologist James Allen Keast, and ornithology in the Top End of the Northern Territory.
Most of the chapters are written by people who participated in making the history they write about, and they bring to the accounts personal experience, an intimate knowledge of the subject matter, and rich anecdotal material that adds a distinctive character to descriptive and interpretive history.
Volume I (see stock ID 11789), Volume II (see stock ID 13845), Volume IV (see stock ID 16482)