Australian Geographic Articles

Better Birding Locations

My latest Australian Geographic Magazine 'Better Birding' column continues to introduce skills, tips, tricks and suggestions to help you become a better birder. Some 900 bird species have been recorded in Australia. Around 40% of these are found nowhere else, and...

Birding Basics

My Australian Geographic Magazine 'Bird Nerd' column has had a face lift! While the bird nerd tag has flown away, the column is still about birds, or should I say birding. Birding is wonderfully addictive, and this year I will be sharing birding tips and tricks and my...

The Eyes Have It

My 'Bird Nerd' column in the latest Australian Geographic Magazine (Issue 159) is all about variations in colouration and patterning in birds caused by the presence or absence of certain pigmants. The blacks and browns, in particular, are caused by melanin, and the...

Big Building Birds

'Big Building Birds' (Bird Nerd Column) My 'Bird Nerd' column in the latest Australian Geographic Magazine (Issue 158) is all about those incredible birds that build huge mounds to incubate their eggs - the Magapodes. The name actually means 'large foot' and these...

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