Finding the book or resource that works best for you is one of the challenges when embarking on a new interest. When it comes to identifying birds, there are a plethora of books out there. But although you can have every book you want, taking them all with you either into the field or even chucked in the back of your car is not usually viable. I’ve found it is good to have a local focussed book along with a more continent-wide resource. My two choices to take with my camera are these:
by Peter Gower
An excellent resource for all birds to the south of us and you can find most Adelaide birds in this great publication as well
By George Adams
For a more country-wide listing, I’ve found this one to be my go-to out of all the handbooks out there.
- Ruth, The City of Unley Libraries
by Sarah Allen
Spend the day with Australia's most vibrant and unique feathered friends. Full of splashing shorebirds, chattering cockatoos, parading penguins and greedy galahs, this book is the perfect introduction to birds of all shapes and sizes.
by Leann J Edwards
Beautifully illustrated, this is a lively and unique story about a little girl and the fun she has at her Auntie Dollo's house.
by Sally Morgan, Johnny Warrkatja Malibirr
A simple, universal story of a day in the life of Little Bird as she sings the world alive, flies with Cloud, travels with Wind, nestles with Moon and dreams of flying among the stars.
by Kate & Jol Temple, illustrated by Ronojoy Ghosh
Diving in dumpsters, traipsing through trash! Rummaging through rubbish, making a splash! 'Revolting!' they snort, starting to sicken, 'Trash Turkey! Dumpster Duck! One bird's trash is another bird's treasure - find out why the ibis is the queen of the rubbish pile!
This is a Mopoke. Mopoke loves peace and quiet. He is about to find out that you can't always get what you want.
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