Peter Menkhorst is a zoologist at the Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research, Victoria. Danny Rogers is an ecologist at the Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research, Victoria. Rohan Clarke is a lecturer in the School of Biological Sciences at Monash University. Jeff Davies is an Australian artist with a focus on portraits of Australian birds and their environments. Kim Franklin is an artist and illustrator who has exhibited worldwide. Peter Marsack is an award-winning artist based in Canberra.
"So compact and thoroughly reliable, this is a guide everyone
"While the dazzling diversity of Australia's birds is something to be celebrated, it can all be a little overwhelming for someone who is new to birds. The Compact Australian Bird Guide achieves the delicate balance of being comprehensive yet concise, accurate yet accessible. The straightforward layout, succinct text and beautiful illustrations allow for a greater appreciation and understanding of Australian birds. For the novice bird lover, The Compact Australian Bird Guide will unlock the mysteries of Australian bird identification and for the seasoned birder it will be like seeing the familiar with fresh eyes."
"This book succeeds splendidly as a compact aid to bird identification. Congratulations to all concerned and highly recommended as a valuable, proper and convenient, field identification guide"
*Australian Field Ornithology*
"This user-friendly, beautifully illustrated book is a guide to all bird species commonly found in Australia. Featuring more than
700 bird species that are residents of, or regular visitors to, Australia’s mainland, Tasmania and its surrounding oceans, this is a useful quick reference guide for both beginners and experienced birdwatchers."