Novice birdwatcher

To: mariko buszynski <>, "" <>
Subject: Novice birdwatcher
From: Anthony Overs <>
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2012 18:44:34 +1000
Hi Mariko

The Morcombe field guide is now available as an app for the iPhone/iPad/iPod. 
It is also available for android smart phones as well I think. It is very 
useful, and a great way to quickly hear a call of a species. For iPhone users, 
the guide costs about $36 from the AppStore.

I can thoroughly recommend a binocular harness instead of the regular strap for 
carrying your binoculars in the field for long periods. A harness is designed 
to distribute the weight across your shoulders instead of having it 
concentrated on your neck. A harness is a relatively inexpensive investment 
($20-40) and is preferable to a life time of neck pain! An example is here:


Sent from my iPad

On 26/07/2012, at 4:20 PM, mariko buszynski <> wrote:

> An experienced birder once told me that I should know common birds well so 
> that when I hear or see something different I would know at least it is not 
> usual birds. To this end I listen to the CD of Birds of the ACT, but this 
> does not include thornbills.  During birdwatching tours I noticed some people 
> have an ipod(?) with bird pictures and bird calls.  Could any one tell me 
> what it is and where I can get it in Canberra.  We are going to Sydney    in 
> near future.  Would I find it easier to obtain it in Sydney?  I would also 
> like to know where I can get a shoulder strap to hold bins.  Do I make myself 
> clear?  What I mean is that I don't want to hang heavy bins around my neck.
> Mariko

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