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  • Buff-rumped Thornbill

    Buff-rumped Thornbill.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Splendid Fairy-wren

    Splendid Fairy-wren.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Australian Reed-Warbler

    Australian Reed-Warbler.   Photographer: Glenn Pure

  • Gouldian Finch

    Gouldian Finch.   Photographer: Doug Castle

  • Caspian Tern

    Caspian Tern.   Photographer: Mark Lethlean

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

Australian Pelican (Image ID 33103)
Australian Pelican
Linda Unwin
Viewed: 16
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Image ID 33090)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
Terence Alexander
Viewed: 11
Dusky Honeyeater (Image ID 33016)
Dusky Honeyeater
Warren Wilson
Viewed: 31
Brown Booby (Image ID 33000)
Brown Booby
Jill Wilson
Viewed: 32
Buff-breasted Paradise-Kingfisher (Image ID 32996)
Buff-breasted Paradise-Kingfisher
Warren Wilson
Viewed: 43
Common Noddy, Silver Gull (Image ID 32967)
Common Noddy, Silver Gull
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 38
Broad-billed Flycatcher (Image ID 32961)
Broad-billed Flycatcher
Robert Toneguzzo
Viewed: 31
Great Bowerbird (Image ID 32934)
Great Bowerbird
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 34
Great Bowerbird (Image ID 32932)
Great Bowerbird
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 33
White-browed Babbler (Image ID 32868)
White-browed Babbler
Wilson Lennard
Viewed: 35

CONTACT US

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