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My wife and I share a love of bird observing and bird photography which takes us all over Australia. We love meeting other keen birders and sharing our experiences. Birds live in the beautiful parts of our country. We always get blessed with the  unexpected experiences or ‘gift’, as we call it, of new and interesting birds, each time we go out birding.  We love Australia, and the variety that each state and region offers in its wildlife and nature aspects. Join us in sharing our love. We have always found other birders enthusiastic and friendly people who appreciate the good things in life.

When my wife and I first met we did not know that we were both bird lovers, this was an extra bonus in our relationship and continues to strengthen our relationship, sharing this love in common. The other more important aspect we share in common, that binds us in love and has brought us through life’s storms is our relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ and Father God. We rejoice in the fact that God has ‘Kept the best till last’  like the wine at the wedding, when Jesus turned water into very good vintage wine. So God brought us together at the right time for each other. We are not religious people but grace people who have learned to love more through life’s experiences than just through listening to messages about life. My counselling training has been an asset in helping others to do life better, especially through difficult situations. Many marriages are under attack from the evils of selfishness, adultery and divorce and we need to stand strong as examples of God’s loving heart toward our children and grandchildren, so that they have a good role model for a peaceful and fruitful life.

I have recently published a  book ‘What The Birds Teach Us?‘ (my legacy to my grandchildren and the youth of today) which is aimed at primary school aged children and early teens, though adults have been giving the most encouraging testimonies. The book features 33 Australian birds, in 72 pages of my beautiful bird pictures. It draws upon life skills from each bird which can be applied to build wisdom, self esteem, integrity, achievement and family values. You can purchase this from the sidebar on this page, or find out more from my BirdBook page.

Bird watching is having a revival, especially among young people. Also cultures that have not previously been interested are becoming interested. I am encouraging families to get interested, as another means of bonding them together. It has been said camping is the best bonding tool for families. Add bird watching as a further interest to share together, and you have not only a stronger bond but a sharing time together in educating your family.

My wife and I are both members of Birdlife Australia and the Cumberland Bird Observers Club. Let me know if we can be of any assistance to you and your family in undertaking recreational bird watching  as a healthy and interesting pastime. Click here to read of the studies that support our view.

Location: South Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Email: ashley@aussiebirder.com

7 comments on “AboutUs

  1. Your blog is wonderful! I’m so excited for the release of your book, because I’m 14 years old, and nature has, indeed taught me a lot 🙂 I really believe in connecting the younger generation with nature because it has so much to offer. Australia seems to be heaven for birds, I’ve visited once only when I was much younger- I do hope to go again! It’s amazing to see pictures of birds from a different continent, since many of the birds I see in Singapore are mainly tropical.

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    • Thank you Lavanya, it is so encouraging to read of your love of our beautiful surrounds. It is wonderful that teenagers are beginning to be nature enthusiasts and bird watchers. I am happy that you find my website helpful, Australia is a wonderful place for birds and nature photography, quite unique from other parts of the world. I will let everyone know when I am releasing the book and in what format. I may have it in paper and PDF.

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    • Thanks Carol, I have pages on my site to help new birders, hope it is helpful. We learn so much watching the birds and photographing them. Most of all, we learn what their unique patterns of behaviour are. I am currently writing a childrens book on ‘What can we learn from birds?’, featuring Australian birds, it is amazing what we can learn!

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