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  • Grey-crowned Babbler

    Grey-crowned Babbler.   Photographer: Mark Lethlean

  • Australian Magpie

    Australian Magpie.   Photographer: Glenn Pure

  • Brown Skua

    Brown Skua.   Photographer: Richard Smart

  • New Holland Honeyeater

    New Holland Honeyeater.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Restless Flycatcher

    Restless Flycatcher.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

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

Salvin's Albatross (Image ID 30296)
Salvin's Albatross
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 18
Snares Penguin (Image ID 30292)
Snares Penguin
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 25
White-faced Heron (Image ID 30217)
White-faced Heron
Cherilyn Corker
Viewed: 34
Great Knot (Image ID 30216)
Great Knot
Cherilyn Corker
Viewed: 26
Golden Whistler (Image ID 30215)
Golden Whistler
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 48
Buller's Albatross (Image ID 30202)
Buller's Albatross
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 55
Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo (Image ID 30196)
Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 49
Black Kite (Image ID 30183)
Black Kite
Joan Mitchell
Viewed: 74
White-chinned Petrel (Image ID 30184)
White-chinned Petrel
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 45
South Polar Skua (Image ID 30178)
South Polar Skua
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 60

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