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  • Australian Pelican (Image ID 34911)

    Australian Pelican.   Photographer: Linda Unwin

  • Jacky Winter (Image ID 22522)

    Jacky Winter.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Eurasian Coot (Image ID 32806)

    Eurasian Coot.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Chestnut Teal (Image ID 21597)

    Chestnut Teal.   Photographer: Ian Wilson

  • Pied Stilt (Image ID 27033)

    Pied Stilt.   Photographer: Richard Smart

Gary KingMy 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.

 

Recent Picks

Cockatiel (Image ID 36045)
Cockatiel
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 42
Red-necked Avocet (Image ID 36042)
Red-necked Avocet
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 29
White Tern (Image ID 36013)
White Tern
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 30
Red-tailed Tropicbird (Image ID 35977)
Red-tailed Tropicbird
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 32
White-plumed Honeyeater (Image ID 35938)
White-plumed Honeyeater
Lindsay Hansch
Viewed: 32
Providence Petrel (Image ID 35922)
Providence Petrel
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 31
Pacific Golden Plover (Image ID 35900)
Pacific Golden Plover
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 63
Singing Honeyeater (Image ID 35898)
Singing Honeyeater
Stephen Garth
Viewed: 60
Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater (Image ID 35856)
Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater
Linda Unwin
Viewed: 72
Scarlet Robin (Image ID 35847)
Scarlet Robin
Stephen Garth
Viewed: 75

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