Which Australian state best for wildlife photography?

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TQGroup
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Re: Which Australian state best for wildlife photography?

Hi Tom

Australia is kind of a big island, about 80% of continental USA in size with only around 25 million people. About 70% live on the eastern coastal fringe from Cairns in Queensland around to Adelaide in South Australia. And there are 828 species of birds here... they mostly have a fair bit of room to do their thing.

The key to birding in AUS is the seasons, breeding times, migratory patterns and local native populations.

You may have to do some homework to decide which birds you want to focus on...

Birdlife Australia is not a bad place to start looking and even to join when you come here:

http://birdlife.org.au/all-about-birds/australias-birds/find-a-bird

http://birdlife.org.au/australian-birdlife/detail/top-spots

Then there is Birdwatch Australia: http://www.birdwatch-australia.com.au/

The following book is very useful,IMHO: "A Field Guide to Australian Birding Locations"

http://www.publish.csiro.au/book/6518/

I live in Sydney and usually attempt bird photography between about Brisbane in the north to Melbourne in the south with irregular trips further afield, like Perth and Malaysia. If I can assist, please let me know.

Cheers, Andrew

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