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  • Jacky Winter

    Jacky Winter.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Little Pied Cormorant

    Little Pied Cormorant.   Photographer: Ian Wilson

  • Gouldian Finch

    Gouldian Finch.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Spotted Whistling-Duck

    Spotted Whistling-Duck.   Photographer: Michael Schmid

  • Bar-tailed Godwit, Grey Plover

    Bar-tailed Godwit, Grey Plover.   Photographer: David Newell

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

Crimson Finch (Image ID 31145)
Crimson Finch
Robert Toneguzzo
Viewed: 17
Blue Rock-Thrush (Image ID 31113)
Blue Rock-Thrush
William Betts
Viewed: 44
Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo (Image ID 31109)
Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo
Bryon Samuels
Viewed: 36
Striated Fieldwren (Image ID 31106)
Striated Fieldwren
Stephen Garth
Viewed: 30
Australasian Bittern (Image ID 31063)
Australasian Bittern
Graeme Lembcke
Viewed: 63
Western Wattlebird (Image ID 31035)
Western Wattlebird
William Betts
Viewed: 60
Whistling Kite (Image ID 31029)
Whistling Kite
Robert Toneguzzo
Viewed: 92
White-browed Scrubwren (Image ID 30996)
White-browed Scrubwren
Stephen Garth
Viewed: 70
Orange-bellied Parrot (Image ID 30993)
Orange-bellied Parrot
Con Duyvestyn
Viewed: 80
Eastern Curlew (Image ID 30990)
Eastern Curlew
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 81

CONTACT US

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