Sydney: Harper Collins Publishers, 2013. Small octavo, paperback, limp plastic cover, colour illustrations, maps.
An easy to use, handy and portable field guide for beginner and experienced birdwatchers alike. Designed to complement Australia's best-selling "The field guide to the birds of Australia" , now in its ninth edition, this regional guide includes every bird found within the south-east coast and ranges region, covering Greater Sydney to Greater Melbourne from the Great Dividing Range to the coast, and Tasmania, including adjacent seas and islands. Species are organized by the environments they are most likely to be seen in, and are all beautifully illustrated by Frank Knight. Concise text highlights the key features of every species and an illustrated index helps to find your bird quickly. Accompanied by an introduction to the region's habitats, this guide is an essential companion for anyone out in the field or those just wanting to become more familiar with Australia's natural world.
Other books in the regional field guide series are: Mallee to limestone coast - All of Western Victoria west to Greater Adelaide, and north to Broken Hill in NSW .
Central east coast and ranges - From Newcastle (NSW) in the south to Gladstone (Qld) in the north .
Red centre to the top end - All of the Northern Territory and adjacent seas. (The book is also relevant to areas immediately adjacent to NT in Western Australia such as the Kunnanurra region which is a key visitor destination, and national parks along the border in Qld).
Price: $25.00 AU