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  • Black Swan

    Black Swan.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Painted Finch

    Painted Finch.   Photographer: Mark Lethlean

  • Gouldian Finch

    Gouldian Finch.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Pied Stilt

    Pied Stilt.   Photographer: Paul Jensen

  • Scarlet Robin

    Scarlet Robin.   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

Little Corella (Image ID 29210)
Little Corella
John Barkla
Viewed: 2
Brown Goshawk (Image ID 29184)
Brown Goshawk
Con Boekel
Viewed: 61
Long-tailed Jaeger (Image ID 29180)
Long-tailed Jaeger
John Barkla
Viewed: 33
Black-faced Monarch (Image ID 29164)
Black-faced Monarch
John Barkla
Viewed: 48
Wild Turkey (Image ID 29155)
Wild Turkey
John Barkla
Viewed: 44
Black-naped Tern (Image ID 29152)
Black-naped Tern
John Barkla
Viewed: 34
Masked Woodswallow (Image ID 29151)
Masked Woodswallow
Jill Wilson
Viewed: 54
Barn Owl (Image ID 29147)
Barn Owl
Doug Castle
Viewed: 54
Rufous Treecreeper (Image ID 29140)
Rufous Treecreeper
Georgina Steytler
Viewed: 65
Aleutian Tern (Image ID 28918)
Aleutian Tern
Gary Dunnett
Viewed: 37

CONTACT US

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