|Author||: R. Bruce Richardson|
|Total Pages||: 372|
|Rating||: 4/5 (387 Downloads)|
Download or read book An Australian Birding Year written by R. Bruce Richardson and published by . This book was released on 2021-04-30 with total page 372 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A highly personal account of a phenomenal, once-in-a-lifetime adventure that saw Bruce and his wife, Lynn, embark on a year of travel and birding across the entire continent of Australia in a camper van. Their aim was to see as many birds as possible together in the year. It began with a fly-past of two Gang-gang Cockatoos and ended with a first-ever sighting of a Northern Shoveler with 637 other species in between. His humorous stories describe the ups and downs of the experience from overcrowded campsites and boggy tracks to great pub meals and surprise encounters with birding friends; from the missed birds to the triumph of spotting a 'lifer'. The book is more than a list of birds and how Bruce and Lynn got to see them, it also describes the evolution of their relationship and the wonder that they both had in discovering the stunning countryside of Australia.