The following books are available from leading Bookstores.
Section One: Interesting Books: recent bird research on bird behaviour and bird neurology;
Section Two: Reference Books: helpful books for identifying and finding Australian birds.
Please note that as a Creationist I do not support the assumptions in these books with references to the Evolutionary hypothesis (and their millions of years) which several authors postulate and haggle over, but only the true science from true research and observations which has been carried out and reported in these books and which is quite interesting for all birders. Also note that material in each of the following books is sometimes repeated and referred to in the other books as these authors share research and sometimes study together.
“Where Song Began” by Tim Low:
Australia,s birds and how they changed the world.
“The Genius of Birds” by Jennifer Ackerman:
“The Bird Way” by Jennifer Ackerman:
A new look at how birds talk, work, play, parent and think.
“The Australian Magpie” by Gisela Kaplan
This is a ground breaking book and reference textbook on one of the world’s most unique and intelligent birds, the Australian Magpie, written by the world authority on the study of this bird.
“Bird Minds” by Gisela Kaplan
Cognition and Behaviour of Australian Birds. This is another ground breaking book by Gisela, with most recent research findings from modern neurology studies on birds, especially Australian birds.
These books have been helpful to me as an Australian Birder. The first one listed below, was given to us as a gift by a friend and became the most helpful book for finding birds throughout Australia for our first birding years together and comes highly recommended.
” Best 100 Birdwatching Sites in Australia” by Susan Taylor:
“Finding Australian Birds” by Tim Dolby and Rohan Clarke:
This is a very comprehensive work describing what birds and where they are found throughout the entire continent.
“The Australian Bird Guide” by Peter Menkhurst et al
This is the current field guide which most birders reference at present and is up to date with many of the renaming of subspecies (e.g. Purple Swamphen in Australia is now a subspecies named Australasian Swamphen)
“What Birds Teach Us” by W. A. Hewson
This is my own publication in its larger 2nd Edition available here online and in bookshops throughout Australia listed here. It introduces people to our beautiful Australian birds using beautiful photos and interesting facts about their behavior which are then used to glean helpful ways to do life better. An ideal gift for a young person to create an interest in our birds and the healthy recreational pursuit of birdwatching. Click on cover to purchase here online.
“Flight of a Fledgling” by W. A. Hewson
This is my second book which includes many more Australian birds and their interesting life styles, whch again shares helpful life skills from the birds, for adults and teens and is available here online or in bookshops here.
‘To introduce people to our unique Australian birds,
So we can learn from them how to live a healthy and happy life.’
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