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  • Red-kneed Dotterel

    Red-kneed Dotterel.   Photographer: Barbara Oehring

  • Cape Barren Goose

    Cape Barren Goose.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Black Swan

    Black Swan.   Photographer: Con Boekel

  • Crested Tern

    Crested Tern.   Photographer: Con Boekel

  • Black-browed Albatross

    Black-browed Albatross.   Photographer: Richard Smart

My wife Kerry (a great bird spotter) and I are originally from NSW but have resided in Hobart since 2001, where we are now retired.  My first degree is in Forest Science (ANU) and I also have a Master’s degree (by research) in Natural Resources (UNE).  The post-graduate degree had a wildlife management focus.  I have worked in forest management and forest research in NSW, Tasmania, New Zealand, Nepal (twice), Bhutan and Vietnam, and have published research in both national and international scientific journals and conference proceedings.  Up until a few ago I was chairman of the Forest Practices Advisory Council in Tasmania.  I was formerly a member of the Regent Honeyeater Recovery Team and the Wedge-tailed Eagle Recovery Team (Tas).  For the last ten years I have been involved in environmental audits of forest practices in Victoria.

My interest in birds has been lifelong, starting with keeping and breeding Australian finches as a boy through to assisting with bird surveys for environmental assessments and now that we have more time we are trying to see and photograph as many of Australia’s beautiful birds as possible.  Photography has been a growing passion, particularly over the last 5 years.  I do a lot of landscape photography on my travels chasing but not harassing birds.  In the last 12 month I have learnt the value of shooting in raw and I’m still working on mastering the post-processing software.

I am achievement motivated and bring to the committee strong planning and managerial skills and the desire to be part of a cohesive team.

Recent Picks

Little Wattlebird (Image ID 29512)
Little Wattlebird
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 30
Brush Bronzewing (Image ID 29505)
Brush Bronzewing
Doug Castle
Viewed: 28
European Goldfinch (Image ID 29476)
European Goldfinch
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 50
Purple Swamphen (Image ID 29474)
Purple Swamphen
William Betts
Viewed: 40
Bar-tailed Godwit, Hudsonian Godwit (Image ID 29469)
Bar-tailed Godwit, Hudsonian Godwit
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 33
White-throated Needletail (Image ID 29464)
White-throated Needletail
Bryon Samuels
Viewed: 34
Crimson Finch (Image ID 29454)
Crimson Finch
Bill Harding
Viewed: 25
Black Butcherbird (Image ID 29445)
Black Butcherbird
Gary King
Viewed: 40
Masked Lapwing (Image ID 29388)
Masked Lapwing
Ray Fox
Viewed: 64
Forest Raven (Image ID 29387)
Forest Raven
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 67

CONTACT US

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The Our People page, in the About Us section, contains email links to each of the committee members.