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Old Tuesday 14th November 2017, 13:54   #1
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Australia in August

Hello, it is my intention to go birding in Australia in August 2018 with my son and 2 friends.
Please could you give me some informations and contacts about birding guides or somebody that can help me for theese ares: Perth/Albany - Alce Springs - Sydney?
Do you know a good book about finding birds in Australia?
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Old Tuesday 14th November 2017, 14:08   #2
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This is the best site guide for Australia:
https://www.nhbs.com/finding-australian-birds-book
Ebird is also widely used there, so that's a helpful resource for checking for recent and historical bird sightings.
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Old Thursday 16th November 2017, 15:32   #3
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Thank you Andrew!
Is there somebody who can tell me about contacts of birding guides in the areas I mentioned?
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Old Monday 20th November 2017, 12:22   #4
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Mark Carter is the go to for Alice Springs
http://www.birdingandwildlife.com

For Perth / Albany you shouldn't need a guide. The birding is relatively easy - sites are accessible and well known. This site is a good up to date resource
http://wabirdingblog.blogspot.com.au...e%20Guides?m=0
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Thank you mjh73!!!

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Old Monday 20th November 2017, 21:53   #6
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Hi Francesco.

The best bird book is the recently publish Australian field guild, Clarke, Davis et al.

For Sydney you can try follow that bird http://www.followthatbird.com.au/

As Mike said, Mark Carter is good for Alice springs. I don't know any guides in Perth but I know a few birders who may know who is guiding in that area.

August pelagics from Sydney are very good, there will be lots of albatross and other good seabirds about.

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Thank you Rob!

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Old Thursday 23rd November 2017, 21:16   #8
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Hi Francesco,

Have you checked out the good people of BirdingPal? I went on a short trip to Perth and Brisbane a few months back and got great advice from local birders on that site. One of them showed me around Perth for a day, including a great little spot at Victoria Reservoir with most of the SW OZ endemics. The second had to cancel at the last minute but emailed me a great two day itinerary north and west of Brisbane. I will PM you their email addresses if you're interested, or you can contact them through the website.

I found the birding pretty easy and of course the infrastructure is top notch. For a field guide consider Pizzey & Knight (the latest update is by Sarah Pizzey). It's a little on the big side but the plates are excellent and the info very up-to-date.

eBird is your friend when planning what to see where. The data coverage and density are very good for OZ and you'll have no problem identifying the best locations (for example I made a specific detour to a relatively unknown national park west of Brisbane based on recent sighting data and added a couple of species I'd missed at the regular hotspot closer to town).

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Old Saturday 25th November 2017, 06:41   #9
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Thank you Joost!
Yes, my son (I shall travel with him) is checking BirdingPal.
Anyway if we need those email addresses, I'll let you Know.
Thank you, again.
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I live in Albany. Send me a PM closer to your arrival.

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Thank you Alex. We shall contact you closer to our arrival!

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My friend just spent a week with Jim Oatley who is a very reputable guide in Alice Springs and was very impressed.

https://www.facebook.com/budgiepic/

I am led to believe there are private properties you can access with Jim where other guides (perhaps) are not able to take you.

You could always do some research in the Birding Aus Archives for your intended destinations, as there is some very useful info you can come up with.


Check out all your options, I know I always do. However, I am not one for using guides. I like to do my own thing and be alone in the wilderness. That is my escape from humanity.
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