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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.

 

Australian sites

Birdlife Australia
An organisation born out of an amalgamation of Bird Observers and Conservation Australia and Birds Australia.

www.birdlife.org.au

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.

Birdwatching 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

www.brunybirdfestival.org.au  Held every second year, the festival features multi-day bird tours, day tours and walks, plus family and expert oriented events over 4 days from 19 - 22 October 2018. It's well worth timing your Tasmanian visit to co-incide with this festival.

 

Overseas sites

Birdfair

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. 

http://www.birdfair.org.uk

Birding Pal

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!

RSPB

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.

BirdLife International

www.birdlife.org - a worldwide conservation organisation.

Surfbirds.com 

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.