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  • Australasian Gannet

    Australasian Gannet.   Photographer: Rob Parker

  • Eastern Curlew

    Eastern Curlew.   Photographer: Peter Bennet

  • Red-kneed Dotterel

    Red-kneed Dotterel.   Photographer: Doug Castle

  • Magpie Goose

    Magpie Goose.   Photographer: Murray Chambers

  • Blue-faced Honeyeater, Noisy Miner

    Blue-faced Honeyeater, Noisy Miner.   Photographer: Murray Chambers

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

Antarctic Petrel (Image ID 29963)
Antarctic Petrel
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 14
Great-billed Heron (Image ID 29951)
Great-billed Heron
Murray Chambers
Viewed: 38
Grey-tailed Tattler (Image ID 29943)
Grey-tailed Tattler
Gary Dunnett
Viewed: 20
Campbell Albatross (Image ID 29932)
Campbell Albatross
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 23
Buller's Albatross (Image ID 29931)
Buller's Albatross
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 38
White-bellied Storm-Petrel (Image ID 29910)
White-bellied Storm-Petrel
Doug Castle
Viewed: 27
White Tern (Image ID 29920)
White Tern
Annette Sibson
Viewed: 60
Whistling Kite (Image ID 29904)
Whistling Kite
Bill Harding
Viewed: 37
Red-backed Fairy-wren (Image ID 29911)
Red-backed Fairy-wren
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 61
Mulga Parrot (Image ID 29907)
Mulga Parrot
Bill Harding
Viewed: 40


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