|To:||canberra birds <>|
|From:||Susanne Gardiner <>|
|Date:||Fri, 27 Jul 2012 10:54:24 +0100 (BST)|
You can get the "Guide to the Birds of Australia" by Michael Morcombe as an app for Android or iPhone. It does cost as much as a guide book, but is worth every cent as it comes with bird calls and has some other nice features. Would always carry a guide book too, as that is easier to find birds you can't fit in a certain group.
I usually carry my bins over one shoulder and across the torso (like a shoulder bag) - on the strap they came with - or have them in my hand.
Some backpacks have rings on the shoulder straps that are supposed to be camera attachment points. You could used them for bins instead.
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.
Subject: [canberrabirds] Novice birdwatcher
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