A comprehensive review of the distribution, status, and natural history of the birds of this northwestern Australian city. New and accurate information on the local distribution of ALL of the region's birds, with a map for each regularly occurring species. New and accurate information on the seasonal occurrence and breeding cycle of these birds. Original photographs of almost all regularly occurring species, with images of nests and eggs or young of selected species. An annotated list of vagrant species. Birds of the Darwin Region is the first comprehensive treatment of the avifauna of Darwin, a city located in Australia’s monsoon tropics, where seasons are defined by rainfall rather than by temperature. With its mangrove-lined bays and creeks, tidal mudflats, monsoon rainforests, savannah woodlands and freshwater lagoons, Darwin has retained all of its original habitats in near-pristine condition, and is home or host to 323 bird species. Unlike other Australian cities, it has no established exotic bird species.