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Thu, Dec 13


Blarney Books and Art

Book Launch - Australia's Birdwatching Megaspots

Join Chris Farrell in this local launch of a fascinating birding book, where Port Fairy is documented as one of the best Pelagic locations in Australia! Accomodation providers around Killarney and Port Fairy are also featured. To be introduced by Shane Howard.

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Book Launch - Australia's Birdwatching Megaspots
Book Launch - Australia's Birdwatching Megaspots

Time & Location

Dec 13, 2018, 7:00 PM

Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia

About the event

Peter Rowland and Chris Farrell are very proud to announce the release of their new book, which is the culmination of over 30 years of individual research and four years of collaborative effort to produce this portable yet informative aid to both domestic and international travellers who want to maximise their birding experience in Australia. The book gives in-depth information on Australia’s 55 Birdwatching Megaspots, the 55 sites that typically rank highest in each state or territory for species richness or are home to the more uncommon species. Summaries of a further 40 sites have also been included to provide the reader with the opportunity to visit additional sites as they travel and see Australian bird species that do not typically occur elsewhere. The book includes over 100 individual bird species accounts, over 600 colour images and detailed site specific information, including birding tracks and trails, GPS coordinates, access details and directions, facilities, contact information, transport information, other nearby sites of interest and detailed accommodation options in each area, to provide visitors with all the tools they need to plan their visit. There are also ethical birding guidelines, an overview of Australia’s modern bird families, safety and emergency guidelines and a handy checklist of all bird species and subspecies recorded to date in Australia for the reader to record their sightings as they travel. The book is endorsed by both CEO’s of Birdlife Australia and World Wide fund for Nature Australia. Free event.

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