Australian & Overseas Birdwatching Resources
Here is a list of resources for birders that we have found useful. As amateur birdwatchers ourselves we are always looking for more links. Let us know your favourites.
An organisation born out of an amalgamation of Bird Observers and Conservation Australia and Birds Australia.
With 61 branches, affiliates and special interest groups across Australia Birdlife Australia is your one stop shop for information about Australian birds and bird watching.
If planning a visit to Australia well in advance it's worth joining to receive its quarterly hard copy magazine, e-newsletters and have member access to its website. In addition to bird related articles it includes a calendar of events across the country and information about its reserves, camps, tours and even birder friendly accommodation.
Tasmanian National Parks
www.parks.tas.gov.au - all you want to know about our 19 NP's including a section called Fact Sheets where you will find detailed information about our 12 endemic species, some individual species, habitats, etc.
Lloyd Nielsen's Birding Australia
www.birdingaustralia.com.au - promoting the birds of Australia to the birders of the world. Lots of useful birding info, including how to buy Lloyd's annually updated book on where to find birds in Australia.
www.ausbird.com - a directory of Australian bird watching tours, bird clubs, freelance guides, bird-orientated accommodation and reference information.
Bruny Island Bird Festival
Held annually at Rutland Water, UK, this 3 day fair markets birding holiday opportunities worldwide. We’ll be represented by Tasmanian Odyssey who will be sharing a stand with Tourism SA as Australia’s Nature States.
www.birdingpal.org - a site enabling birdwatchers to make contact with other birdwatchers worldwide.
Bird links to the world
http://avibase.bsc-eoc.org/links/ - a useful site that's exactly what it says; 29515 of them in fact!
www.rspb.org.uk Working to secure a healthy environment for birds and other wildlife, helping to create a better world for us all. Over a million members and 200 nature reserves in the UK.
www.birdlife.org - a worldwide conservation organisation.
www.surfbirds.com - a general world birding site from the UK - lists, trip reports, photos, blogs, events, accommodation, tours and much more.
Birds of Britain
www.birdsofbritain.co.uk/bird-guide/index.asp - a monthly web magazine for birdwatchers: over 400 pages including a bird guide, guide to reserves and clubs and birder friendly accommodation worldwide.