Bird and birding books

To: Gordon and Pam <>
Subject: Bird and birding books
From: John Graff <>
Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2007 12:31:50 +1030
I recommend both of Sean Dooley's books, 'The Big Twitch' and 'Anoraks To 
Zitting Cisticolas', both very funny. I thought 'The Big Twitch' was slightly 
better, but both very enjoyable.

Attenborough's 'The Life Of Birds' is a good book on bird biology in general 
and also has some very nice pictures. I also have 'Birdwatching In Australia & 
New Zealand' by Ken Simpson and Zoe Wilson, which deals with things like 
identification, habitat and equipment for birding with a focus on Austalian & 
NZ birds, and I think it's a very useful book, particularly beginners.

Hope that's helpful

John Graff
> From: > To: > Date: 
> Fri, 28 Dec 2007 12:35:13 +1100> Subject: [Birding-Aus] Bird and birding 
> books> > Dear all -> > As a rookie birder with limited time , I'm looking for 
> well-written books on> birds generally - eg, habits, biology, lifecycles, 
> migrations, and the such> - and on birding as a pastime. I gather Dooley's 
> book would be a hoot on the> latter.> > I tried to read a book with lots of 
> interesting bird info in it a few years> ago, but it was written in such a 
> dull and pedestrian style I couldn't> finish it.> > What is good out there?> 
> > I'm also not averse to well-written web-pages.>  > Thanks in advance> > 
> Cheers> > Gordon
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