A guide to finding birds in Victoria that is both a twitcher's bible and an indispensable handbook for anyone interested in Australia's wildlife.
Where to See Birds in Victoria features the very best places in Victoria for seeing birds. Despite being Australia's smallest mainland state, its varied landscapes provide habitat for more than 500 bird species. It is without question one of Australia's best-kept birding secrets.
Compiled, written and photographed by a dedicated team from Birds Australia (Vic), this guide features over 40 destinations throughout Victoria, including such classic birding spots as Wyperfeld, Hattah, Kulkyne, Little Desert, Chiltern, Mount Pilot, Terrick Terrick, the Grampians, Croajingolong, Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula, the Otway Ranges, Wilsons Promontory and Mount Buffalo, as well as many places in and around Melbourne and along the coast.
Where to See Birds in Victoria provides information on how to get to each destination, what facilities and accommodation to expect and, importantly, precisely where to look for those special or rare birds. The book also provides a comprehensive and up-to-date list of birds, with the degree of rarity and where to see it noted for each species. So, for Victorians and visitors to the state, the secret is out. What better way to see some wonderful places and magnificent wildlife than by using Where to See Birds in Victoria as your guide?
Principal editor Tim Dolby is a committee member and former president of Birds Australia (Vic). He is a regular contributor to ABC radio on issues relating to birds and the organiser of the celebrated birdwatching event, the Twitchathon.
Penny Johns is on the committee of Birds Australia (Vic), and is the editor of its quarterly newsletter, the Vic Babbler. She is also a committee member of the Australasian Wader Studies Group.
Sally Symonds had a life-long interest in birds and worked tirelessly for the conservation of their habitat. She was a committee member of Birds Australia (Vic) and editor of its quarterly newsletter.
Commended, Whitley Awards - Regional Zoology category, 2010
Table Of Contents:
THE VICTORIAN MALLEE
Hattah-Kulkyne National Park
Murray-Sunset National Park
Wyperfeld National Park
Goschen Bushland Reserve
Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park
Little Desert National Park
The Ballarat District
NORTH CENTRAL VICTORIA
Chiltern-Mount Pilot National Park
Warby Range State Park
Heathcote-Graytown National Park and Rushworth State Forest
The Kerang Lakes
Barmah State Forest
Terrick Terrick National Park
Greater Bendigo National Park
Kooyoora State Park
Mount Buffalo National Park
Portland and Far West Victoria
Ocean Birds and the Port Fairy Pelagic
The Hamilton District
Great Otway National Park
Geelong and Bellarine Peninsula
Western Treatment Plant (Werribee)
You Yangs Regional Park
Allen & Unwin
Wildlife: birds & birdwatching