books on birds of the ACT

To: "Michael & Janette Lenz" <>,
Subject: books on birds of the ACT
From: Muriel Brookield <>
Date: Thu, 05 Oct 2006 18:39:43 +1000
Steve Wilson's book 'Birds of the ACT: Two Centuries of Change' has my vote for one of the books that newcomers - and others - will find useful. In addition to the historical background, it includes a systematic list i.e. a checklist (founded on half a lifetime's observation and many notebooks) of the status and habitat of all the birds noted in the ACT up to 1999. It is something which we never had before, and I often have reason to refer to it.

It is a splendid example of what one bird observer can contribute. Steve saw the need for a handy reference, and put it together at the age of 87. He is now in his nineties, and lives at Brindabella Gardens, Theodore St., Curtin. Welcomes birdos and a chat.

Muriel Brookfield

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