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Old Monday 8th July 2013, 19:02   #51
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I have read that the Pizzey and Knight guide is also available for iPad but can't seem to find where I can buy it online. I've got the lite (free) version of the Morcombe but would like to have a look at others before I decide which to buy. Are there any other electronic versions of Australian field guides becoming available in the next few months?
It's not yet available, as far as I know. You can register your email adress to be informed when it is:
http://www.gibbonmm.com.au/tour/PKBA_PC.aspx

I've no idea how far off it is, or if any others are coming soon. I'm pretty sure it's the Morcombe app or nothing at the moment.
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The Morcombe Illustrations are atrocious especially for shorebirds and petrels. Considering that these are the toughest groups to id in Australia I consider this to be a great failing for a field guide.

The text is fantastic though.
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Chris you are in luck. CSIRO publishing has a team working on a new field guide to Australian birds and Jeff Davies and Peter Marsack (another HANZAB illustrator) will be the artists. There are three authors of the text and I have heard that the aim is to produce something of comparable quality to the European Collins Bird Guide. I don't know what the timing is - my guess is it's a couple of years away.

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Well, that was posted in Jan 2011 and a couple of years have gone by .... any further news of this opus?
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The Morcombe Illustrations are atrocious
The text is fantastic though.
Can't argue with that.... I mostly have the Morcombe app on my phone for the calls which is really very useful indeed even if I still get caught out from time to time, such as a very atypical call that Fuscous Honeys were making at Kaban the other week.
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Well, that was posted in Jan 2011 and a couple of years have gone .... any further news of this opus?
I think it'll still take some time, but still in the works. I may be wrong though
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I think it'll still take some time, but still in the works. I may be wrong though
Yes that's my understanding. The team are still at work; from what I last heard it's still far enough away that no one is talking about target publication dates yet. I have seen one sample plate but that's all.
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Two years have passed since this thread went quiet.

Is there any news on the publication of the new "Collins" type field guide?
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I haven't heard anything. In the meantime, the Pizzey app has come out. Many consider that the illustrations are better than the Morcombe app, but that the call recordings aren't. I've got both, and I find Morcombe easier to use.
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