Field book on Australian Birds

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Field book on Australian Birds

Hi, I'm new to Australia and would appreciate suggestions on which field book would be best to have to carry around with me to help identify any birds I come across.

Are there any field trips I could join?

Thanks and look forward to hearinf from anyone.


HelloBirdy's picture

Which part of Australia are you in? There are various bird gorups that do field trips

Aiming for DSLR-quality shots with a bridge camera

timrp's picture

Welcome, my favourite Australian bird field guides are 'Michael Morcombes field guide to australian birds' and 'Pizzey and Knight Birds of Australia', both of them you can also get on an app for your phone with bird calls on them. 

GregL's picture

I have a 1991 edition of Pizzey (and Doyle) which has all the colour plates together in the middle of the book. This makes it much better in the field because it is much faster looking through the pictures to find a particular bird,and all the similar birds are grouped together instead of a page each. I don't know when they changed but if you can get an old edition it is the best field guide for Australia. The modern field guides have become more "coffee table" style in order to sell to non-birders.

gvittachi's picture

Hi, thanks for getting back to me. I have ordered a field book and hopefully it will do the trick.

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