=A guide to the best birdwatching locations
First published in 1994, The Complete Guide to Finding the Birds of Australia was the first ever book of its type in Australia - a complete guide to locating every resident bird species in Australia, plus supplementary information on where to find rarities, migratory species and logistical information.
This fully revised second edition expands on the best-selling appeal of the first, describing the best-known sites for all of Australia's endemic birds, plus vagrants and regular migrants such as seabirds and shorebirds. It covers all states and territories, and is the first guide to include all of Australia's island and external territories.
A comprehensive Bird Finder Guide details site information on all Australian bird species, and the authors provide valuable travel advice, including transport, climate and accommodation.
Our Opinion: This updated edition is intended to help both resident and visiting birders find as wide a range of bird species as possible in Australia and its territories. It is divided into three main parts: the first contains site information organized by locality; the second is a bird-finding guide in which all Australian birds are listedin taxonomic order with hints on where and how to find them; and finally there are four appendices containing information on vagrant and introduced species, a glossary of plant names and other terms, and information on travelling in and around Australia, plus useful contacts and reference material.
Rather than attempt to make a comprehensive site guide, the authors chose to make judgements as to where to find as many of Australia's birds as possible in the most efficient way. The book is organized by state, beginning with a brief introduction and a list of all the endemic and specialty species or subspecies found in that state. Maps for each state and subregion are included, as well as detailed maps for many of the individual sites. Each individual site is treated separately, beginning with a list of key species and including habitat information, directions, and tips. The appendices include practical hints on finding birds, suggested field guides and audio guides, a list of organizations, tour companies, and helpful individuals; plus complete common and scientific name indexes and a site index.
Year of Publication: 2011
Page Count: 463
Weight: 1.9 lb