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  • Pied Stilt

    Pied Stilt.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Intermediate Egret

    Intermediate Egret.   Photographer: Glenn Pure

  • White-winged Fairy-wren

    White-winged Fairy-wren.   Photographer: Sandy Castle

  • Budgerigar

    Budgerigar.   Photographer: Mark Lethlean

  • Australian Reed-Warbler

    Australian Reed-Warbler.   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

Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove (Image ID 32704)
Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove
Deanne Gaskill
Viewed: 33
Australian Spotted Crake (Image ID 32691)
Australian Spotted Crake
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 32
Yellow Thornbill (Image ID 32666)
Yellow Thornbill
Bill Harding
Viewed: 41
Southern Scrub-robin (Image ID 32644)
Southern Scrub-robin
William Betts
Viewed: 31
Pectoral Sandpiper (Image ID 32643)
Pectoral Sandpiper
Catherine Noone
Viewed: 39
Bar-tailed Godwit (Image ID 32627)
Bar-tailed Godwit
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 47
Tawny Frogmouth (Image ID 32604)
Tawny Frogmouth
Keith Fisher
Viewed: 31
Mangrove Robin (Image ID 32603)
Mangrove Robin
Chris Dubar
Viewed: 32
Glossy Ibis (Image ID 32519)
Glossy Ibis
Robert Toneguzzo
Viewed: 43
Australasian Gannet (Image ID 32507)
Australasian Gannet
David Newell
Viewed: 31

CONTACT US

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