Books for bird lovers

Your Backyard Birds

Your Backyard Birds

Grainne Cleary

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

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The Meaning of Birds

The Meaning of Birds

Simon Barnes

A passionate and informative celebration of birds: the perfect gift for the hard-core or amateur twitcher - or for anyone who cares about the natural world.

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The Feather Thief

The Feather Thief

Kirk Wallace Johnson

One summer evening in 2009, twenty-year-old musical prodigy Edwin Rist broke into the Natural History Museum at Tring, home to one of the largest ornithological collections in the world. Once inside, Rist grabbed as many rare bird...

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Mozart's Starling

Mozart’s Starling

Lyanda Lynn Haupt

Explores the unlikely bond between the famous Austrian composer and his pet starling, providing an unexpected window into human-animal friendships, music, and the nature of creative inspiration.

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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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Where Song Began

Where Song Began

Tim Low

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

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Birdscaping Australian Gardens

Birdscaping Australian Gardens

George Adams

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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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The Eastern Curlew

The Eastern Curlew

Harry Saddler

A delightful and vivid portrait of a fascinating natural phenomenon.

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Australian Bird Names: Origins and Meanings

Australian Bird Names: Origins and Meanings

Ian Fraser, Jeannie Gray

An entertaining account of the stories behind the names of Australian birds.

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Australia's Birding Megaspots

Australia’s Birding Megaspots

Peter Rowland, Chris Farrell

This fully illustrated guide describes over 60 of the best sites for viewing both common and rare species. Organised by state, detailed descriptions of each site cover the type of terrain and specific spots at which certain...

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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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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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Owl Sense

Owl Sense

Miriam Darlington

The owl has captivated the human imagination for millennia; as a predator, messenger, emblem of wisdom or portent of doom. Owl Sense tells a new story.  

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Birding Australia's Islands

Birding Australia’s Islands

Sue Taylor

Illustrated with beautiful close-up photographs of species and habitats, Sue Taylor describes her adventures on 22 of Australia's islands with humour and irrepressible enthusiasm.    

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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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Jonathan Livingston Seagull: A Story

Jonathan Livingston Seagull: A Story

Richard Bach, Russell Munson

Jonathan Livingston Seagull, the most celebrated inspirational fable of our time, tells the story of a bird determined to be more than ordinary. This bestselling modern classic, reissued with a beautiful new cover design, is a...

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Feeding the Birds at Your Table

Feeding the Birds at Your Table

Darryl Jones

Feeding the Birds at Your Table is designed to provide detailed,  comprehensive advice and suggestions for people wishing to feed wild birds in  Australia from their own backyards and balconies.  

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The Seabird's Cry

The Seabird’s Cry

Adam Nicolson

The full story of seabirds from one of the greatest nature writers. The book looks at the pattern of their lives, their habitats, the threats they face and the passions they inspire - beautifully illustrated by artist Kate...

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Birds of Prey of Australia: A Field Guide

Birds of Prey of Australia: A Field Guide

Stephen Debus

Provides a field guide to Australia's iconic raptors and a handbook of our current knowledge.

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Australian Birds of Prey in Flight

Australian Birds of Prey in Flight

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 Slater Field Guide to Australian Birds

The Slater Field Guide to Australian Birds

Peter Slater, Pat Slater, Raoul Slater

A guide to the identification and classification of birds in Australia. It describes more than 750 species. It also details the different plumages of male and female birds, variations between adult and juvenile birds, information...

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H is for Hawk

H is for Hawk

Helen Macdonald

As a child, Helen Macdonald was determined to become a falconer, learning the arcane terminology and reading all the classic books. Years later, when her father died and she was struck deeply by grief, she became obsessed with the...

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Urban Aviary: A modern guide to city birds

Urban Aviary: A modern guide to city birds

Stephen Moss, Marc Martin

Urban Aviary provides city-dwellers around the world with a guide to some of the most extraordinary species of birds that live alongside them.    

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Birdmania

Birdmania

Bernd Brunner

A window on the world of birders-obsessive, passionate, quirky, and always interesting

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Flaubert's Parrot

Flaubert’s Parrot

Julian Barnes

Geoffrey Braithwaite is a retired doctor haunted by an obsession with the great French literary genius, Gustave Flaubert.

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