Lifetime fascination with Australian birds leads to prestigious award for amateur ornithologist from Queensland's wet tropics

Lloyd Nielsen grew up fascinated by birds, but never imagined he would contribute so much to the knowledge and understanding of some of Australia’s most elusive birds.

The self-taught ornithologist is the first Queenslander to receive the prestigious J.N Hobbs medal for outstanding contribution as an amateur scientist, just don't dare call him a 'twitcher'!

Read or listen to the full story on the ABC Rural website.

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