Birding Magazines

To: <>, "stuart dashper" <>
Subject: Birding Magazines
From: "Jim Davis" <>
Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2000 20:30:10 -0700

  You forgot to mention the Interpretive Birding Bulletin (grin) ... the
Bulletin has been around since 1997.  Although it doesn't cover species
identification, behavioural profiles of Australian species are included.

Cheers, Jim

Dr Wm. James Davis, Editor
Interpretive Birding Bulletin

> Dear All,
> In response to Murray's points about the Birds Australia publication
> Wingspan, which are quite valid, there are other Australian publications
> available that may cover the topics of identification, recent sightings,
> taxonomy, recent trip reports etc in a more in depth manner. Personally I
> enjoy reading Wingspan as it suits my interests in birding.
> Australian Birding Magazine edited by Margaret Cameron  has published many
> articles on identification of closely related species, recent sightings of
> rarities, Australian and overseas trip reports and would be a good forum
> for the publication of recent taxonomic research.
> The Birdwatcher published by BOC also carries articles on identification
> and recent sightings of interest.
> There is room in the Australian birding scene for a diversity of
> publications covering different interests and all these publications
> be supported (and contributed to) by Australian birders.
> I have no financial interest in any of these publications.
> Cheers
> Stuart Dashper
> Am I alone in thinking it is unfortuanate that each issue of Wingspan
> more like a promotional brochure for conservation projects, and does not
> make much of an attempt to keep birders up with such mundane things as
> research results?  They are preaching to the converted, after all.  To
> an example; in the past people have commented on birding-aus how Wingspan
> is no longer prepared to publish identification articles.  Also, off the
> cuff I don't recall any detailed discussion in it about the so called
> interim albatross taxonomy, surely a scientific issue of interest to the
> members.
> Just as well we have birding-aus, for all its warts.
> Murray Lord
> Sydney
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