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Fieldguides, Books, Videos and other Products

 

Birdwatching Binoculars by Procular Australia

Procular is an Australian retailer specialising in binoculars for bird watching. They stock a huge range of birdwatching binoculars with over 200 binocular models from 15 leading brands. The binoculars are available for purchase via their online shop and delivery is free Australia wide.

If you are looking to purchase birding binoculars make sure to read their expert buyer guide on:

http://procular.com.au/choosing-binoculars-for-bird-watching-the-complete-guide

Procular website: http://procular.com.au

Email: info@procular.com.au

Visit Procular today!


Recommended field guides and other useful books

The four leading Field Guides (in random order):

Field Guide to the Birds of Australia by Simpson & Day

The Field Guide to the Birds of Australia by Pizzey & Knight

The Slater Field Guide to Australian Birds by Peter, Pat & Raoul Slater

Field Guide to Australian Birds by Michael Morcombe  
A web site for the Morcombe bird Field Guide; backs up the bird guide book with photos, videos, and bird song. Also, where & when to see these birds, current birding conditions. Shows other books by this author on birds, wildlife, flora, travel. Please check it out at: http://www.mmbirds.com

 

Shorebirds An identification guide to the waders of the world by Hayman, Marchant & Prater

Seabirds An identification guide to the seabirds of the world by Peter Harrison

Watching Wildlife Australia Lonely Planet

Finding Birds in Australia's Northern Territory by Donato, Wilkins, Smith & Alford


 

Other publications of useful books, directly from the authors:

 

Lloyd Nielsenís Birding Australia

Lloyd Nielsen, a Life Member of Birds Australia, offers the following books online, as well as carefully selected national and regional field and site guides, bird call CDs, bird bookmarks, DVD Rainforest Birds of Australia's Wet Tropics, CD-Rom A Garden on the Wing (how to attract birds to gardens in Australia), and bird bookmarks depicting Lloyd's artwork. Download an Australian Checklist.

BIRDING AUSTRALIA AUSTRALIAN EDITION (published annually)

BIRDING AUSTRALIA INTERNATIONAL EDITION (published annually)

by Lloyd Nielsen (author, illustrator, publisher)
The Directory of Australian birding. Birding sites Australia-wide, key species, when to visit, regional maps, birding tours, pelagic trips, regional contacts, where to stay, travel, health tips and more. Spiral-bound. The Australian edition includes Ashmore Reef, Torres Strait, and the islands ~ Christmas, Cocos (Keeling), Norfolk, Lord Howe, Heard, Macquarie.
"This significant Directory is essential reading for all DIY bird observers, armchair travellers and anyone interested in Australian birding ~ highly recommended." THE BIRD OBSERVER 831-16

Lloyd Nielsenís Birding Australia  www.birdingaustralia.com.au

Write to PO Box 55 Mt Molloy Qld 4871

Ph: (07) 4094 1372 (International: 61 7 4094 1372)

 

BIRDING AUSTRALIA SITE GUIDE ~ THE SOUTH-EAST

by Lloyd Nielsenís Birding Australia (author, illustrator, publisher)

220+ prime birding sites in New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia. Bird list for each site, facilities, access, seabird and wader hotspots, maps. Indexed, spiral-bound, user-friendly.
"This 160-page book would be invaluable to those planning a trip to any of the southern states." BIRDS QUEENSLAND NEWSLETTER March 2007.

Lloyd Nielsenís Birding Australia  www.birdingaustralia.com.au

Write to PO Box 55 Mt Molloy Qld 4871

Ph: (07) 4094 1372 (International: 61 7 4094 1372)

 

BIRDS OF QUEENSLANDíS WET TROPICS & GREAT BARRIER REEF (Out of print)

Lloyd Nielsen (author, illustrator)
Field and site guide to two World-heritage areas in the north-east. Very popular with beginners as well as seasoned birders and visitors to the region.
"It is not often that we ornithologists are presented with a guide with a completely new approach, but Lloyd Nielsen has achieved this and done it well. Lloyd has done the world of ornithology a great service and this may well set the standard for other district guides." WINGSPAN (Birds Australia) Vol. 8 No. 4

 

BIRDS OF LAMINGTON NATIONAL PARK & ENVIRONS

by Lloyd Nielsen (author, illustrator, publisher)

Field and site guide to this subtropical World-heritage site in south-east Queensland. B&W.

Lloyd Nielsenís Birding Australia  www.birdingaustralia.com.au

Write to PO Box 55 Mt Molloy Qld 4871

Ph: (07) 4094 1372 (International: 61 7 4094 1372)

 

DAINTREE JEWEL OF TROPICAL NORTH QUEENSLAND

by Lloyd Nielsen (author, illustrator, publisher)

Essential reading for every visitor to the Daintree region, a World-heritage area in the north-east. Includes a chapter on birds.
ďLloyd Nielsenís book is an excellent introduction to the regionís plants, animals, history and geography.Ē
WILD No.68.

Lloyd Nielsenís Birding Australia  www.birdingaustralia.com.au

Write to PO Box 55 Mt Molloy Qld 4871

Ph: (07) 4094 1372 (International: 61 7 4094 1372)

 

FRITH & FRITH Bird Books, at www.birdimages.com.au offer:

Books by Clifford B. Frith and Dawn W. Frith direct from the authors:

Cape York Peninsula - A Natural History. By Frith, D.W. & Frith, C.B. 2006. Frith&Frith, Malanda. 256 pp. hardback.

The Birds of Paradise: Paradisaeidae. By Frith, C.B. & Beehler, B.M. 1998. Oxford University Press, Oxford. 630 pp. hardback.

The Bowerbirds: Ptilonorhynchidae. By Frith, C.B. & Frith, D.W. 2004. Oxford University Press, Oxford. C. 508 pp. hardback.

Bowerbirds: Nature, Art & History. By Frith, C.B. & Frith, D.W. 2008. Frith&Frith, Malanda. 306 pp. hardback.

Birds of Paradise: Nature, Art & History. By Frith, C.B. & Frith, D.W. 2008. Frith&Frith, Malanda. 370 pp. hardback.

All copies signed by the authors and POST FREE within Australia

Bird Book Bargains:
Hundreds of better second hand and new world-wide bird books
at highly competitive prices POST FREE within Australia

Antiquarian, Fine & Rare Bird Books
A select listing at highly competitive prices POST FREE within Australia

Ornithological Journals
A limited selection at highly competitive prices POST FREE within Australia


Also View a Portfolio of C. B. Frith's World Wide Bird Photographs
SEE: www.birdimages.com.au & www.FrithBirdBooksAndPhotos.com

EMAIL: frithandfrith@bigpond.com & info@birdimages.com.au

 

 

The complete Guide to Finding the Birds of Australia by Richard & Sarah Thomas
In three years Richard and Sarah saw all but three of the Australian endemics. Back in England they self-published this book to help the rest of us do the same; it is practical, easy to use with lots of little Mud maps' and is environment-aware.
It details Australia by region, then deals with all the birds by species.

The Australian distribution is handled by Ian Fraser. It is currently out of print.
Email: ianf@pcug.org.au
Overseas: please enquire.

 

 

CARDS

Most of these greeting cards are illustrated with the watercolours from 'Birds of Australia's Top End' by Denise Lawungkurr Goodfellow.
Species (so far) are: Orange-footed Scrubfowl, Green Pygmy-Goose, Black-shouldered Kite, Brahminy Kite, Emerald Dove, Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove, Rufous Owl, Owlet-Nightjar and Rainbow Pitta.

All profits are going to the Aboriginal tourism project (Baby Dreaming) in Western Arnhem Land.

To view the cards please click here.

Contact: Denise Lawungkurr Goodfellow
1/7 Songlark Street
BAKEWELL, NT 0832

Ph/fax: 08 89 328306 international Ph/fax: + 61 8 89 328306

Email: goodfellow@bigpond.com

For further information on trips and Top End birds look up  www.2DocStock.com

 

 

Susie Peake's Australian Bird Activity books for children.

Fun kids books about Australian birds, and wildlife in NSW National Parks.
These educational books for children provide fun activities that promote a love and knowledge of our animals that might lead to future generations learning the importance of:
clean natural water systems - mature hollow trees - hollow logs - ground cover - native grasses
and other habitats essential to the survival of Australian species.

Susie aims to provide fun activities for learning about the birds' colour,
habitat, size, food, behaviour and identification.

Inside:
Lots of illustrations
Colour by number,
Activities,
Information

About Susie
She is a teacher, artist, wildlife illustrator and Ornithology student at Charles Sturt University.
Susie is passionate about children learning about specific needs of our birds, particularly Threatened Species.
She is currently working on developing teachers resources about Biodiversity, and how to bring Biodiversity into all subject areas in schools.
She is also interested in helping children to create artwork using Australian birds and animals for inspiration and has been instrumental in providing the stimulus for kids artwork.
Sample pages available to look at on the website.

Please contact:

Susie Peake
Urunga NSW
Phone: 02 6655 6371
Mobile: 0427 571 772

Email: sjpeake@yahoo.com

Web site: 
www.peakebooks.com.au

 

Birds of Lord Howe Island Past and Present by Ian Hutton
One of the major assets of Lord Howe Island is its birdlife. Eighteen species of landbirds breed there, including the rare woodhen. Fourteen species of seabirds breed on the many rocky islets offshore and on the main island; in colonies of tens of thousands.

This definitive, hardcover book on the birds of Lord Howe details all of the breeding species, plus extinct species and regular visitors. Over 160 pages, full colour with historical black and white photographs. Both a
field guide and reference book this contains:

  • notes and colour photo of each breeding species
  • notes and colour photos and text of all regular visitors
  • notes and colour reproduction of all extinct species
  • table of breeding times of seabirds
  • notes on seasonal activities and location of colonies
  • text on bird collections, uses of birds by early residents, extinctions and fossils
  • checklist of 166 species recorded on the island
     

Also available:

Field Guide to the Birds of Lord Howe Island
56 pages pocket guide with all breeding species and regular visitors plus checklist.
 

Ian Hutton

PO Box 157
Lord Howe Island
NSW 2898

Phone: 02 6563 2447
Email:
lhitours@bigpond.com

 

Birdwatcher's Guide of the Sydney Region by Peter Roberts
Gives a comprehensive overview of the various habitats. The first section, Localities, describes the best birding spots within 80 km of the city, how to get there, and what to look for. The other main section, Birds, discusses 280 species that are likely to be found in the region with advice about where and when to seek them.
The two sections are extensively cross-referenced.

The book is available from specialist bookshops or direct from the author.

Contact: Peter Roberts 33 Carlyle Road East Lindfield NSW 2070 Australia
Phone: 02 9416 5605 International Phone: + 61 2 9416 5605

 

WHERE TO FIND BIRDS IN NORTH-EAST QUEENSLAND
4th Edition by Jo Wieneke (author and publisher).

This is the only up-to-date guide to the birds and top birding sites in north-east Queensland from Bowen, north to Townsville, Cairns, the Daintree and west to the Atherton Tableland. Over 400 birds are listed with notes on their status, range and habitat. There are detailed descriptions of over 90 sites both on and off the beaten track. This edition has been completely revised and up-dated and the maps have been re-drawn. It now covers an expanded range in north Qld and has revised  sections on Guiding and Accommodation that include phone, fax, email and website details. It is now 132 pages and again spiral bound.

Web Page: http://www.nqbirds.com

Email: bowerbird07@bigpond.com or send order and cheque to:
Jo Wieneke, 37 Rainforest Way, LENNOX HEAD NSW 2478

 

 

Videos and Other Products

 

John Young's Nature Videos
"John Young Wildlife Enterprises", (JYWE) is totally dedicated to the conservation of Australia's wildlife and environment and filming it for all to enjoy.

JYWE produces documentary films and videos for the Australian and International television and educational audiences. We also produce special interest videos and products for the bird lovers of the world.

Please check out the web site and take a look at the range of brilliant bird videos.
http://www.johnyoungwildlife.com

 

 

David Stewart's "Nature Sound" Wildlife CDs and Cassettes
"NATURE SOUND" has a very large collection of Australian Wildlife sounds, mainly calls of birds and frogs as well as many stereo ambiences recorded on a habitat basis. Commercial productions include a CD of Australia's Bird Call Favourites, a CD of Subtropical Rainforest sounds with animals indexed, 2 definitive CDs of frog calls, a CD of Australian Bush Sounds and a CD of shorebirds and bush birds of the Broome region, plus new on the market: Mallee Bird Calls - South-eastern Australia and South-western Australia, incl. Perth. Three cassettes of bird calls and three cassettes of frog calls have also been produced.

Calls of many other Australian birds, frogs and mammals, as well as stereo atmospheres, are available on request.
http://www.naturesound.com.au
email address: davidstewart@naturesound.com.au

 

 

Birding Shops


The Bird Observers Club of Australia
offers an Audio-visual catalogue and has a range of Binoculars and Scopes.

 

Lloyd Nielsenís Birding Australia

Created by a birder, for birders. Purchase online. Lloyd, a Life Member of Birds Australia, is one of Australia's top field ornithologists. He offers his unique directory Birding Australia published annually (in two editions ~ one designed for international birders visiting Australia, the other for Australians birding at home) as well as carefully selected, competitively priced bird song CDs, national and regional field and site guides, DVD Rainforest Birds of Australia's Wet Tropics, CD-Rom A Garden on the Wing (how to attract birds to gardens in Australia) and bird bookmarks depicting Lloyd's artwork. Download an Australian Checklist.

Lloyd Nielsenís Birding Australia  www.birdingaustralia.com.au

Write to PO Box 55 Mt Molloy Qld 4871

Ph: (07) 4094 1372 (International: 61 7 4094 1372)

 


 


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