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Tours of Australia Multi-state tours of Australia
Australian Islands Lord Howe Island, Christmas Island
Western Australia (This Page) Western Australia
Central South Australia, Northern Territory
Eastern Australia Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania

Southwest Australia: Endemics and Seabirds, July 26 to August 9, 2006

  • The following is an account of my recent visit to Southwest Australia. My idea was to have a relatively leisurely and comfortable birding holiday, enjoying the birds in general but focussing on the endemic species, seabirds and whales in a part of Australia I had never visited before...David Diskin reports.

Western Australia north of Perth 06-13 June 2005

  • This report covers a week-long visit to Western Australia (WA) north of Perth to two separate areas: the inland area near Cue, and the coastal area from Monkey Mia to Exmouth. This area holds a number of WA endemics as well as some Outback specialties...Gary Babic reports

Perth and South-Western, West Australia 10-23/9/04

  • The forest here is quite alive with smaller birds and it didn’t take that much work to find what I wanted. Had excellent views of Western Rosellas, many Rufous Treecreepers, Western Yellow Robin, Grey Currawong, Varied Sittella, Red-capped Parakeets, Dusky Wood Swallows and more. I had to search a bit for the Bush Thickknee but eventually found one...Peter Ericsson reports

South-Western Australia   November 2000

  • Australia, the “Island Continent”, is home to one of the most exciting assemblages of native wildlife on Earth. Of the 76 native families of Australian birds, eight only occur only in Australia and seven are shared only with neighbouring New Guinea. Some 300 of the 760 species known from Australia are endemic. Having visited Northern Territory, the more accessible East Coast and New South Wales already in 1991we decided to visit Western Australia, especially the verdant south-western corner, an area with a splendid variety of endemics....Jan Vermuelen reports

Western Australia:    (9th December 1999 to 11th January 2000) 

  • David Cooper reports from Western Australia.  Detailed itinerary and species accounts.



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Field Guide to Australian Birds
Michael Morcombe: Buy from

  • A beautifully illustrated and brand new guide to 850 species of birds seen in Australia, Tasmania and Australia's Island Territories. There are lots of innovations, the contoured range maps that also indicate the likelihood of seeing a species are a great idea. Colour coded family groups make finding species in the book very easy. The large illustrated section on nests and eggs is unique in recent guides. The text is authoritative and thorough, I highly recommend this book.

Field Guide to the Birds of Australia 
Ken Simpson, Nic Day: Buy from or

  • Includes details on 770 species found in Australia. Colour illustrations are accompanied by distribution maps, descriptive drawings and useful field information. This edition has been expanded to provide new illustrations and information.

Field Guide: Birds of Australia 
Graham Pizzey, Frank Knight (Illustrator): Buy from or  

  • New and updated. A handbook of Australian birds containing information on 778 species of birds. Identification features are highlighted in the text and illustrations help birdwatchers distinguish similar species. Details of breeding and nesting habits, voice characteristics and habitats are also included.

Green Guide: Birds of Australia
Peter Rowland: Buy from or

  • There are over 700 species of birds in Australia, and this book provides an introduction to the major groups, with an emphasis on those that the amateur naturalist and nature-lover is most likely to see. The book is organized into six sections which cover birds of prey, waders and waterbirds, seabirds, songbirds, pigeons and parrots and other birds. Information is organized simply, with individual species or group entries describing key characteristics - where they are found, food requirements and behavioral habits.

Birdwatching in Australia and New Zealand
Ken Simpson, Zoe Wilson : Buy from or

  • This is a comprehensive introduction to birdwatching in Australia and New Zealand, linking bird observation to habitat with a special emphasis on conservation. The book covers a diverse range of subjects: where to find various birds; migration patterns; breeding habits; bird calls; equipment; how to combine bird watching with other hobbies; and birdwatching for the disabled. It lists popular spots to visit, where to buy tools, and birdwatching clubs. Colour photographs help with identification of various birds.

A Photographic Guide to Birds of Australia
Peter Rowland: Buy from

  • This photographic guide deals with the basics of bird identification in Australia by presenting those species that are most likely to be seen in accessible habitats throughout the region. The book is aimed directly at field identification. For those species that are sexually dimorphic, have both breeding and non-breeding plumages, or in which the juvenile plumage differs markedly from that of the adult, more than one photograph has been included. Thumbnail silhouettes aid the reader in quickly locating the correct group of birds, and for each species account a map shows the bird's distribution

Recommended Travel books for Australia:

Australia: Rough Guide  
Margo Daly: Buy from or  

  • Pratical and up-to-date, this guide includes comprehensive coverage of every town and city in Australia. Candid and critical reviews of the best places to eat, drink, and sleep are included and expert information is provided on exploring the great outdoors

Lonely Planet Australia (10th Ed)  
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  • "This guide was my bible throughout my visit to Australia. It was just never wrong, and helped me out of some nasty scrapes. Recommended reading for anyone travelling down under."

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