Following on from Castlemaine Bird Walks a new book is out:
Victorian Bird Walks
There are more than 40 walks with detailed maps and commentary on the walks and the birds. The aim of the book is to provide different avenues to enjoy the bush. It is intended both for those interested in birds and where to find them, as well as providing a guide to a variety of walks across Victoria for anyone who wants to get out and about in the bush.
This website is the companion to the book Victorian Bird Walks by Damian Kelly.
The aim of this book is to provide different avenues to enjoy the bush around Victoria. It is intended both for those interested in birds and where to find them, as well as providing a guide to a variety of walks for anyone who wants to get out and about in the bush.
Walks vary in difficulty and length, so there should be something for everyone. And for the more adventurous, at most locations suggestions are offered for extensions to the main walk. The book is spiral bound to facilitate having maps open in the field without breaking the book spine.
Those with mobility issues who still want to get out and about are also catered for with a guide to suitable walks in the Accessibility section at the end of the book. Several of the walks are suitable for mobility scooters and children in strollers.
Of course there is always an element of serendipity when looking for birds, but the aim has been to provide a useful guide to what to look for in each area.
The approach is based on my very successful Bird Walks of Castlemaine. Clearly this book struck a chord with many people and now I am expanding my horizons.
Contact: damian.kelly at gmail
Top – Young Australasian Grebes, Book Cover – Golden-headed Cisticola and Welcome Swallow