I've produced a number of bird books, that were popular with Top End
residents including my semi-traditional Aboriginal relatives. Apart from
lots of illustrations and relatively simple language I use humour, anecdotes
and occasionally sex.
The only criticism came from a couple of local birders who told me they
weren't 'true birders' books'. Glad to see that such attitudes have not
raised their ugly head in this discussion. Go for it, Peter.
Denise Lawungkurr Goodfellow
1/7 Songlark Street,
Bakewell, NT 0832
043 8650 835
PhD candidate, SCU
Vice-chair, Wildlife Tourism Australia
Nominated for the Condé Nast international ecotourism award, 2004 by the
renowned American website, Earthfoot.
Wildlife Adviser, BBC¹s ?Deadly 60¹
On 20/3/13 12:27 PM, "Dave Torr" <> wrote:
> Thanks all for suggestions so far and I will check them out. I guess the
> feeling is that we want something that does not have TOO many birds that
> they can't see from the prison grounds - else they might decide on an
> unauthorised birding trip? But seriously if you are a beginner best to have
> a book with only fairly local birds in it so that you do not spend ages
> looking through and getting confused by species that are not present
> On 20 March 2013 13:54, Peter Shute <> wrote:
>> Why wouldn't a current field guide be suitable? Too complicated? Or is the
>> problem that there are birds from other states in it?
>> Is "Birds of Port Phillip bay" out of print?
>> Peter Shute | National IT Officer | National Union of Workers
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>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> On Behalf Of
>>> Dave Torr
>>> Sent: Wednesday, 20 March 2013 12:30 PM
>>> To: birding-aus
>>> Subject: [Birding-Aus] Basic Vic Bird Guide
>>> I am involved with a local (west of Melbourne) landcare group
>>> and they are currently doing some re-vegetation work. The
>>> plants for this are being grown at a local prison and the
>>> group is making a presentation about the project to the
>>> prisoners in the near future. They want to talk about the
>>> importance of the project to the local bird life and to
>>> present the prisoners with a couple of bird books for their library.
>>> The normal guides (e.g. Pizzey) are probably not very
>>> appropriate for the intended audience, so I have been asked
>>> to find out if there is a guide to Victorian birds that may
>>> be more suitable - anyone have any ideas?
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