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  • Red-necked Stint

    Red-necked Stint.   Photographer: Sandy Castle

  • Australian Pelican

    Australian Pelican.   Photographer: Rob Parker

  • Royal Spoonbill, White-faced Heron

    Royal Spoonbill, White-faced Heron.   Photographer: Richard Smart

  • Chestnut Teal, Great Egret, Grey Teal, Pied Stilt, Royal Spoonbill

    Chestnut Teal, Great Egret, Grey Teal, Pied Stilt, Royal Spoonbill.   Photographer: Stephen Garth

  • Australian Ringneck

    Australian Ringneck.   Photographer: Bill Harding

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

Dusky Gerygone (Image ID 31866)
Dusky Gerygone
William Betts
Viewed: 22
Spotted Pardalote (Image ID 31864)
Spotted Pardalote
Simon Pelling
Viewed: 31
Variegated Fairy-wren (Image ID 31833)
Variegated Fairy-wren
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 37
Silver Gull (Image ID 31811)
Silver Gull
Anna Browne
Viewed: 43
Pacific Gull (Image ID 31810)
Pacific Gull
David Seymour
Viewed: 37
Mangrove Robin (Image ID 31806)
Mangrove Robin
William Betts
Viewed: 39
Black-tailed Treecreeper (Image ID 31765)
Black-tailed Treecreeper
William Betts
Viewed: 42
Grey Teal (Image ID 31752)
Grey Teal
Athena Georgiou
Viewed: 52
Rainbow Bee-eater (Image ID 31721)
Rainbow Bee-eater
David Newell
Viewed: 57
Brown Falcon (Image ID 31718)
Brown Falcon
Catherine Noone
Viewed: 63

CONTACT US

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