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“What Birds Teach Us”

Second Edition: Improved & Enlarged


 ISBN: 978-0-646-81347-9

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⇒ A beautiful introduction to our Australian birds and the fascinating way they live their lives.

The book assists the reader to identify and learn about the interesting lives of our most popular native Australian birds.

⇒ The book features over 150 colour photographs with some very rare captures to help explain the text.

⇒ Simple easy reading text targets a reading age of 8 years to adult. 

⇒ Helpful life lessons are shared from each bird, encouraging the reader to make wise life choices. 

Learn to be a faithful friend like the Rainbow Lorikeet.
Learn to be a good listener like the Superb Lyrebird.

⇒ Is a book all ages can enjoy, and especially targets the Primary School aged child in their formative years.

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Learn to deal with bullies like the Noisy Miner.

In Summary: The author has been told by parents and teachers, how this book has been a wonderful learning tool for their children, teaching them about our native birds as well as helpful ways to improve their lives. Children naturally gravitate to this book, as it stimulates creativity, as they trace, draw and colour bird images from the book, as well as, develop a desire to search for and identify their local birds using the book as a guide. It is often purchased as an enjoyable addition to Primary School libraries.

This is the Most Helpful Gift You Can Give 


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‘What Birds Teach Us’ book

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A$30.00


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‘What Birds Teach Us’ book

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A$48.00

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“Flight of a Fledgling”

Growing Up and Leaving Home.


ISBN: 978-0-646-83070-4

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⇒ Over 150 beautiful photos of Australia’s fascinating birds and their interesting life stories are used to draw upon important life issues adults experience,  assisting the reader to navigate a happier healthier life.

The book’s aim is to assist readers to better understand themselves, improve their relationships, while offering practical ways to deal emotionally with the various unforeseen circumstances one encounters in life as an adult, while at the same time, enjoy learning about our fascinating Australian birds. The book also includes many recent research findings.

The author, who holds an Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Family Therapy, combines  his counselling skills with his knowledge and study of bird behaviour, to bring together a light, easy reading, non judgmental approach which is easy to understand and receive.

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There are two pages of citation references at the rear of the book to assist the reader in  finding out more information on relevant issues raised in the text. 

In summary: When the reader has read this book they will know more about their Australian birds, and will also have learnt useful tools to assist them to navigate their way to a healthier and happier life. 


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‘Flight of a Fledgling’ book

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A$30.00


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‘Flight of a Fledgling’ book

Purchase one copy of ‘Flight of a Fledgling’ posted to you address Outside of Australia (e.g. USA) (postage is included in the one price).

A$48.00

The prices are in Australian Dollars (AUD).

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Please allow 10 – 14 days for delivery.


Please leave a comment or review of the book in my Comments section at the foot of this page.

Learn more about our Australian birds and Follow the Author’s Weekly Birding Blog and receive a weekly email: Click here and enter your email address at [Follow this Blog] found at the top right hand side of the Blog page..

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Purchasing Both Books in One Secure Online Transaction

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‘What Birds Teach Us’ and ‘Flight of a Fledgling’ Both Book Special

One copy each of ‘What Birds Teach Us’ and ‘Flight of a Fledgling’ posted to your Australian address and Postcode (postage is included in the one price).

A$60.00


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‘What Birds Teach Us’ and ‘Flight of a Fledgling’ Both Book Special

One copy each of ‘What Birds Teach Us’ and ‘Flight of a Fledgling’ posted to your address Outside of Australia (e.g. USA) (postage is included in the one price).

A$80.00

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Please allow 10 – 14 days for delivery.


Thank you for purchasing these books. Please return later to write a comment or review of the book in the Comments section at the foot of this page or send an email: Click here to Comment.

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About the Author

‘Ashley’ Hewson resides in Sydney, Australia as a husband, father and grandfather, and has spent most of his life working in medical science laboratories, from which he has recently retired. Ashley’s wife also shares his love of observing and studying bird behaviour as well as  photographing Australia’s beautiful birds. They often go out together on birding dates, which he shares in his weekly blog posts on his website.

Ashley has united his birding passion and his photography with his passion for lifestyle and family counselling (Adv. Dip. of  Counselling & Family Therapy) to author two unique books in which he integrates his photography with helpful life skills learnt from the behaviour of  popular  Australian birds.

Ashley is aware, from his own childhood experiences, of the need to encourage and assist the healthy development of our young people in making wise life choices. He hosts a website and  weekly blog  which also complements his book and shares additional information.

Due to the sell-out success of his first edition of “What Birds Teach Us” he was asked to produce an even better second edition which is both improved and enlarged, addressing the current concerns of the child in its formative years. This book has received many positive reviews and comments and continues to be his legacy, originally written for his four grandchildren and now for all young people.

Ashley has also written a second book “Flight of a Fledgling” Growing Up and Leaving Home, dedicated to his three adult children. This book due to be released early 2021, will address important personal and relational considerations for teens and young adults, as they prepare to leave The Nest and navigate their lives in the world. 


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 Check Out Some of the Reviews of the Book “What Birds Teach Us”

Click on this link to read an independent review from another Australian wildlife blogger.

Click on this link to read a review from an American blogger who has purchased the book from this website.

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Places where you can Buy the Beautiful Bird Books

Listed below are the current places where you can purchase these books,  should you choose to not purchase them on this website.

The books can be purchased in shop or online from Koorong Books  at any of their 14 stores throughout Australia.


  ⇒ NSW National Parks Visitor Centres 

The Royal National Park Visitor Centre, Audley, NSW. [see above photo]

Sea Acres Rainforest Centre, Port Macquarie, NSW.

Minnamurra Rainforest Centre, Jambaroo, NSW.

Dorrigo Rainforest Centre, Dorrigo, NSW.

The Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre, Baradine, NSW.

The Blue Mountains Heritage Centre, Blackheath, NSW.

Fitzroy Falls Visitor and Information Centre, Fitzroy Falls, NSW.

Snowy Region Visitor Centre, Jindabyne NSW 

Warrumbungle Visitor Centre, Warrumbungle NSW (near Coonabarabran)


  ⇒ Bookshops, Gift Shops, Local Visitor Information Centres

      and Miscellaneous Businesses.

Towns are listed in alphabetical order for easier  accessibility.

Acton ACT The Botanical Bookshop, Australian National Botanic Gardens

Armidale NSW The Reader’s Companion

Ballina NSWThe Book Warehouse

Belconnen, ACT Book Passion

Blackheath NSW RAVI Boutique

Bondi NSW Harry Hartog Bookseller – Bondi

Broome, WA Broome Bird Observatory

Bulli NSW Southern Gateway Centre (Destination Wollongong).

Byron Bay NSW  Collins Booksellers

Canungra, QLD O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat Gift Shop

Collector, NSW Kiki’s in the Grove

Cowra NSW Cowra Japanese Garden

Dubbo NSW The Book Connection

Dungog NSW Sassafras Dungog

Eden NSW Eden Visitor Information Centre

Erina NSW Book Face Books

Forster NSW Forster Visitor Information Centre

Goulburn NSW Argyle Book Emporium

Grafton NSW The Book Warehouse

Hurstville, NSW Ormonde Dental Surgery

Kiama NSW The Kiama Visitor Information Centre

Kotara NSW Harry Hartog Bookseller – Kotara

Leichhardt NSW Berkelouw Books – Leichhardt

Leura NSW Megalong Books

Lismore NSW The Book Warehouse 

Lithgow NSW A Reader’s Heaven

Macquarie Park NSW Harry Hartog Booksellers – Macquarie

Miranda NSW Harry Hartog Booksellers – Miranda

Mittagong NSW Destination Southern Highlands

Mona Vale NSW   Berkelouw Books – Mona Vale

 Mudgee NSW Mainly Mudgee Gifts

Parkes ACT The National Library Bookshop

Parkes NSW Parkes Visitor Information Centre

Wagga Wagga NSW Gateway Bookshop

Warringah NSW Harry Hartog Booksellers – Warringah

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To Contact Author: ashley@aussiebirder.com

‘To introduce people to our unique Australian birds,

To learn from them how to live a healthy and happy life.’

NOTE: All photos, videos and music used on this website are photographed, composed, performed  by the site owner and remains his copyrighted property, unless otherwise stated. The use of any material that is not original material of the site owner is duly acknowledged as such. © W. A. Hewson 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021.

 

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