Getting to Know the Birds in Your Neighbourhood

A Field Guide

Darryl Jones
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** Shortlisted, ABIA 2024, Illustrated Book of the Year **

** Longlisted, Indie Book Awards 2024, Illustrated nonfiction **

Interested in birds but don’t know where to start? Overwhelmed by the bird guides? Want to know more about the birds you see around you? Then this is the book for you!

Getting to Know the Birds in Your Neighbourhood is the first complete beginners’ field guide to the birds you are most likely to see in the towns and cities of Australia. Much more than an identification tool, though, it opens the door to understanding the habits and behaviours of your suburb’s feathered locals.

It’s also easy to understand, friendly, and packed full of information about these urban birds; and offers tips and suggestions on how to enjoy, protect and encourage more birds into your area. And one of the best features is that it works just as well in Cairns, Perth and Hobart as it does in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

So come and meet the neighbours.

‘Beware! This book will make you addicted to birding. An absolute ripper.’ — Costa Georgiadis

‘Many people have a ‘spark bird’ that ignites a lifelong love for birds. This could be a book that sparks a love of birds for a new generation.’ — Sean Dooley, BirdLife Australia

Contributor Bio

Darryl Jones is a Professor of Ecology at Griffith University in Brisbane, where for over 30 years he has been investigating the many ways that people and wildlife interact. He is particularly interested in why some species have been so successful in urban landscapes, while many others have not, and how best to deal with the ensuing conflicts. His books include The Birds at My Table, Feeding the Birds at Your Table and Curlews on Vulture Street (all from NewSouth Publishing).

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