A First Book of Beautiful Bird Songs

A First Book of Beautiful Bird Songs

Sydney Harbour Bridge Activity Book

Sydney Harbour Bridge Activity Book

Encounters with Australian Birds

Finding inspirations from Australia's amazing birdlife

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By Stephanie Jackson
Format Paperback / softback
Page Extent 208
Book Size 215 x 171 x 17 mm (H x W x D)
Imprint Reed New Holland
Release Date 7 Mar 2023
Subject Classification The natural world, country life & pets / Wildlife: general interest / Wildlife: birds & birdwatching

This unique, entertaining and informative book, which is illustrated with more than 200 stunning images, introduces readers to some 50 species of Australian birds that can be found in habitats ranging from urban backyards to the outback.


It not only provides an abundance of facts regarding the habitats and behaviour of each featured species, but also relates the often humorous stories of the author’s face-to-face encounters with some of the country’s most awe-inspiring birds, from the majestic Wedge-tailed Eagle to the diminutive yet charismatic Red-capped Robin.


You’ll be introduced to the endangered Superb Parrot that is as beautiful as its name suggests and to hyperactive Superb Fairy-wrens that, when bathing in an unattended bowl of washing-up water at a campsite, seemed more intent on having fun than in the serious business of cleaning their plumage.


The book also includes invaluable advice and information on the art of birdwatching and is ideal for both dedicated long-term birdwatchers and those who simply want to learn more about the birds that they encounter when they’re in the great outdoors. It adds a dash of the fun to the pleasure of watching birds and makes reading an enjoyable and entertaining experience.


When reading the book you’ll probably say, with a touch of envy, “I wish I’d seen that” and be inspired to head to the great outdoors for your own unique and personal encounters with the many amazing and awe-inspiring birds that call Australia home.

Stephanie Jackson

For almost 20 years Stephanie Jackson’s work as a freelance travel writer and photographer has revolved around her greatest passion of wildlife, and her photographic work has resulted in her travelling extensively around Australia. Her images have been published in Australian Photography magazine, and also used by Australian tourism authorities in their promotional material and on their websites. Her previous books for Reed New Holland include 'Australian Wildlife On Your Doorstep', 'The Practical Gardener's Guide to Trees, Shrubs and Climbers' and 'Encounters with Australian Birds'.