Birds are fascinating, lively, colourful creatures that can be encountered almost everywhere. The presence of birds certainly brings colour and interest to our lives. They can signal the change of seasons or as in Columbus' case, the welcome presence of Land. Fascinating Australian Birds looks at both better-known and special interest birds. Many which are likely to be seen where Australians live and travel. It features beautiful full colour illustrations and handy facts about each bird's habitat, nesting habits and activities. Perfect as a gift, field guide or even for the coffee table. A must for all Australian homes.
Donald Henry "Don" Goodsir OAM (21 May 1937 - 6 October 2010) was an Australian teacher, school administrator, author and environmentalist. He was a leading activist in the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust which has preserved large areas of bushland on the harbour foreshores, as well as a life member of the Gould league of NSW and a Fellow of the Australian College of Education. Tony Oliver is a well-known children's book illustrator who has won several awards for his work. Sadly he passed away in 2005. Nicola Oram is a renowned botanical and wildlife illustrator who worked as a botanical illustrator for the Royal Botanical Gardens for nine years. Her drawings feature regularly in pages of Gardening Australia magazine.