Collingwood: CSIRO Publishing, (2011. second edition). Octavo, photographs, maps, slightly tatty, softcover.
The fully revised second edition of the first comprehensive bird-finding guide for Australia. Thomas and Thomas was first published in 1994 and this new edition gives the best-known sites, accompanied with excellent mud maps, for all of Australia's endemic birds and regular migrants such as seabirds and shorebirds. For the first time all states and territories are covered including island and external territories. There is information on all Australian bird species with useful travel advice and plenty of high quality colour and black and white photographs. This book is essential for all birdwatchers- local, overseas, serious or casual.
ORIGINAL AUTHORS: Richard and Sarah Thomas spent 4 years in Australia travelling widely, recording a large number of endemic species. When they left Australia in 1994, Richard was credited with holding the biggest Australian list for a non-resident.
CURRENT AUTHORS: David Andrew was fortunate enough to arrive in Australia just as birding started to grow in popularity. He started the country's first ornithological magazine Wingspan, and Australian Birding the country's first magazine for birders. Alan McBride has been birding from his early days in Lancashire, England to his arrival in the Antipodes 30-odd years ago. He is one of Australia's best known birders with a list of over 750 species.
Price: $20.00 AU