Is having HANZAB available online of interest?

To: Canberra birds <>
Subject: Is having HANZAB available online of interest?
From: Wallaces via Canberrabirds <>
Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2023 08:34:58 +0000

All people who responded thought having HANZAB online would be useful, even those who already owned the HANZAB books. Updating HANZAB information was seen as important by the majority but most thought it would be useful even if not updated. Most either did not specify any part as more important or thought all the information was useful. Information identified as most useful was description of the birds, their distribution and behaviour. Breeding, calls, habitat, food and images were also mentioned.

Many thanks to all who responded. It certainly gave me hope that there are a lot of people who will find it useful.

Now we just have to get it released.




From: Wallaces <>
Sent: Sunday, September 3, 2023 1:43 PM
To: Canberra birds <>
Subject: Is having HANZAB available online of interest?


I would like to get an idea of how useful, or not, it will be having HANZAB (Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds) available online. I know it is hard to assess without having access to the site but some feedback would be useful, particularly if people think they would use it as a source of information, what information would be most useful and if there are things people would like to see in the online version that are not available, or hard to find or read, in the books.





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