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  • Crimson Rosella

    Crimson Rosella.   Photographer: Con Boekel

  • White-winged Triller

    White-winged Triller.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Little Egret, Plumed Whistling-Duck

    Little Egret, Plumed Whistling-Duck.   Photographer: Richard Smart

  • Singing Honeyeater

    Singing Honeyeater.   Photographer: Sandy Castle

  • Red-browed Finch

    Red-browed Finch.   Photographer: Bruce McNaughton

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

Swamp Harrier (Image ID 30663)
Swamp Harrier
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 12
Rufous-crowned Emu-wren (Image ID 30644)
Rufous-crowned Emu-wren
Andrew Crouch
Viewed: 28
Tasmanian Native-hen (Image ID 30640)
Tasmanian Native-hen
David Newell
Viewed: 14
Royal Penguin (Image ID 30605)
Royal Penguin
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 29
Chestnut-rumped Heathwren (Image ID 30599)
Chestnut-rumped Heathwren
Ken Black
Viewed: 42
Southern Boobook (Image ID 30598)
Southern Boobook
Warren Wilson
Viewed: 37
Chirruping Wedgebill (Image ID 30582)
Chirruping Wedgebill
Doug Castle
Viewed: 54
Light-mantled Sooty Albatross (Image ID 30576)
Light-mantled Sooty Albatross
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 35
Pacific Gull (Image ID 30563)
Pacific Gull
David Newell
Viewed: 42
Soft-plumaged Petrel (Image ID 30553)
Soft-plumaged Petrel
William Betts
Viewed: 47

CONTACT US

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