An Australian birdwatcher's reading list

Your Backyard Birds: Understanding the Behaviours, Habits and Needs of Our Brilliant Birds

Your Backyard Birds: Understanding the Behaviours, Habits and Needs of Our Brilliant Birds

Grainne Cleary

A beautiful, inspiring and heartwarming book about our human relationships with the birds who share our backyards.

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Australian Birds

Australian Birds

Matt Chun

It took millions of years of isolation and a diverse range of habitats for Australian birds to evolve the way they did. The result is many of the world's most striking and beautiful birds, including some that are stranger than...

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Australian Magpie: Biology and Behaviour of an Unusual Songbird

Australian Magpie: Biology and Behaviour of an Unusual Songbird

Gisela Kaplan

An insight into the cognition, communication and social structure of this iconic Australian bird.

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The Eastern Curlew

The Eastern Curlew

Harry Saddler

Every year around August, large flocks of Eastern Curlews leave their breeding grounds in the Arctic and embark on a perilous 10,000km journey to the coast of Australia. The birds cannot swim; if they become exhausted and fall...

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The Australian Bird Guide

The Australian Bird Guide

Peter Menkhorst, Danny Rogers, Rohan Clarke, Jeff Davies, Peter Marsack, Kim Franklin

The most comprehensive and beautifully illustrated field guide to Australia's unique birdlife.

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Birds in Their Habitats: Journeys with a Naturalist

Birds in Their Habitats: Journeys with a Naturalist

Ian Fraser

Discover birds and the places they live.

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Where Song Began: Australia's Birds And How They Changed TheWorld

Where Song Began: Australia’s Birds And How They Changed TheWorld

Tim Low

An authoritative and entertaining exploration of Australia's distinctive birds and their unheralded role in global evolution

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Finding Australian Birds: A Field Guide to Birding Locations

Finding Australian Birds: A Field Guide to Birding Locations

Rohan Clarke, Tim Dolby

A guide to the special birds found across Australia's vastly varied landscapes.

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Bird Minds: Cognition and Behaviour of Australian Native Birds

Bird Minds: Cognition and Behaviour of Australian Native Birds

Gisela Kaplan

This book provides a fresh view of the behaviour of Australia's native avifauna.

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Australasian Eagles and Eagle-like Birds

Australasian Eagles and Eagle-like Birds

Stephen Debus

An illustrated record of sea-eagles, harpy eagles, booted eagles and eagle-like hawks in Australasia.

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Australian Birds of Prey in Flight: A Photographic Guide

Australian Birds of Prey in Flight: A Photographic Guide

Richard Seaton, Mat Gilfedder, Stephen Debus

Identify the eagles, hawks, kites and falcons flying high above you with this photographic guide.

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The Complete Guide to Australian Birds

The Complete Guide to Australian Birds

George Adams

A compact and up-to-date photographic guide to Australia's birds from the author of Birdscaping Australian Gardens.

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Tawny Frogmouth

Tawny Frogmouth

Gisela Kaplan

A fully revised, easy-to-read second edition providing the most comprehensive single study of tawny frogmouths.

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Penguins: Their World, Their Ways

Penguins: Their World, Their Ways

Tui De Roy, Julie Cornthwaite, Mark Jones

An engaging blend of accessible writing, the latest scientific research and over 400 breathtaking photographs of the 18 penguin species.

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Night Parrot: Australia's Most Elusive Bird

Night Parrot: Australia’s Most Elusive Bird

Penny Olsen

The competitiveness and secrecy, the triumphs and adventures of the history of the Night Parrot and its followers.

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Our Birds: Nilimurrungu Wayin Malanynha

Our Birds: Nilimurrungu Wayin Malanynha

Siena Stubbs

A delightful gift book of birds from around Yirrkala, which is Siena's home in North-east Arnhem Land.

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The Birdman's Wife

The Birdman’s Wife

Melissa Ashley

A woman overshadowed by history steps back into the light . . . Artist Elizabeth Gould spent her life capturing the sublime beauty of birds the world had never seen before. But her legacy was ..

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 Read reviewLittle Gods

Little Gods

Jenny Ackland

A rare, original and stunning novel about a remarkable girl who learns the hard way that the truth doesn't always set you free - with echoes of Jasper Jones, Seven Little Australians and Cloudstreet.

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Climate Change Adaptation Plan for Australian Birds

Climate Change Adaptation Plan for Australian Birds

Stephen Garnett, Donald Franklin

Outlines the nature of climate change related threats for the top 25% of Australia's bird taxa.

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 Read reviewLittle Bird's Day

Little Bird’s Day

Sally Morgan, Johnny Warrkatja Malibirr

A simple, universal story of a day in the life of Little Bird as she sings the world alive, flies with Cloud, travels with Wind, nestles with Moon and dreams of flying among the stars.

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 Read reviewThe Lucky Galah

The Lucky Galah

Tracy Sorensen

A magnificently original debut novel about fate, Australia and what it means to be human... that just happens to be narrated by a galah called Lucky.   

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Mopoke

Mopoke

Philip Bunting

This is a Mopoke. Mopoke loves peace and quiet. He is about to find out that you can't always get what you want. Visually brilliant, and hysterically funny, Philips pictures tell a thousand words, with the support of some very...

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Silly Birds

Silly Birds

Gregg Dreise

Winner of the Speech Pathology Australia Indigenous Book of the Year Award for 2015 Age range 5 to 8 In this humble, charming and humorous morality tale, Maliyan is a proud eagle who always looks, listens and sees things...

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Mad Magpie

Mad Magpie

Gregg Dreise

Mad Magpie is the third book in this successful series of morality tales from Gregg Dreise.Inspired by wise sayings and the knowledge of his Elders, Mad Magpie tells the story of Guluu, an angry magpie who is being...

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Birds of Prey of Australia: A Field Guide

Birds of Prey of Australia: A Field Guide

Stephen Debus

An illustrated field guide to diurnal raptors, a bird group that many people find among the most difficult birds to identify.

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