New Release: The Field Guide to the Birds of Australia by Graham Pizzey, Frank Knight & Sarah Pizzey

The Field Guide to the Birds of Australia
Graham Pizzey
Frank Knight
Edited by Sarah Pizzey
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Graham Pizzey (1930-2001) was highly regarded among professional and amateur ornithologists. The longevity of The Field Guide to the Birds of Australia, first published in 1980 and now in its ninth edition, is testament to his life-long interest in natural history and conservation.

Including 2500 beautiful illustrations by renowned natural-history artist Frank Knight, the Field Guide is not only an essential resource for bird-watchers but a valuable record of Australian birdlife.

Comprehensive and fully updated, this new edition is more user-friendly than ever before. Species entries have been re-ordered and updated to reflect the latest taxonomy, and the book has been expanded to include eighteen new species as well as a new section on vagrant species. It also features new information on bird family groups, more than 750 distribution maps based on the most recent bird atlas data, and a new Quick Find Index, to assist with quick identification of birds in the field.

‘Few have done more to popularise birds, nature and conservation issues … and few have managed a more articulate description of our birds, informed by a broad yet intimate experience of them’
On the award of the John Hobbs Medal to Graham Pizzey

Graham Pizzey (1930-2001)
Author, naturalist and ornithologist. He was made a member of the Order of Australia in 1980 for services to conservation and ornithology. He was Honorary Associate in Ornithology at the Museum of Victoria for 25 years and awarded the Australian Natural History Medallion in 1986. In May 2000, RMIT University awarded Graham with an Honorary Doctorate of Applied Science

Frank Knight

Frank learnt his trade as a natural history artist while he was the illustrator for the then Division of Wildlife Research, CSIRO, for 30 years. In 1991, he left CSIRO to illustrate The Field Guide to the Birds of Australia.

Sarah Pizzey

Sarah is a scientific editor and daughter of Graham Pizzey. For the last 25 years she has worked in the management of protected areas and natural history interpretation across the country. Throughout her life, Sarah has been closely involved with the Field Guide and in organising and making accessible much of her father’s life work on birds and the Australian bush.

Published by

Clayton Wehner

Clayton is the founder and managing director of Boomerang Books. In a past life, Clayton worked for 12 years as an intelligence officer in the Australian Army and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He is a graduate of the Australian Defence Force Academy and the Royal Military College Duntroon and holds a BA (Hons) in Political Science and a Master of Management Studies (Human Resource Management) from the UNSW. He is also a trained Indonesian linguist and served with the United Nations in East Timor as an interpreter/translator.