Where to See Birds in Victoria

Edited by Tim Dolby, Penny Johns and Sally Symonds
AUD $35.00

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?

Author bio:

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.

Category: Natural history
ISBN: 9781741757361
Awards: Commended, Whitley Awards - Regional Zoology category, 2010
Table Of Contents: FOREWORD



Hattah-Kulkyne National Park

Murray-Sunset National Park

Wyperfeld National Park

Goschen Bushland Reserve


Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park

Little Desert National Park

Natimuk-Douglas Lakes

The Ballarat District


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)

Mud Islands

You Yangs Regional Park

Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: Jacana
Pub Date: October 2009
Page Extent: 192
Format: Book
Subject: Wildlife: birds & birdwatching

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