423 pages, 16 plates with colour photos, b/w maps
Australia has a rich and unique array of animals, including the largest diversity of marsupials on earth. The recent growth in ecotourism has increased the popularity of mammal-spotting, particularly whale and dolphin-watching, but also spotting of perennial tourist favourites such as koalas and kangaroos. Birdwatchers have for many years known of sites where special or difficult-to-see species may be reliably located. However, despite their comparative abundance and spectacular diversity, many of Australia's unique mammals remain under-appreciated because there has been little available information on where to see them – until now.
For the first time ever, The Complete Guide to Finding the Mammals of Australia advises interested amateurs and professionals where to locate many of Australia's mammals. The Complete Guide to Finding the Mammals of Australia describes Australia's best mammal-watching sites state-by-state. It also includes a complete, annotated taxonomic list with hints on finding each species (or why it won't be easy to see); sections on travel and logistics in Australia; and appendices with hints on finding and photographing mammals.
The Complete Guide to Finding the Mammals of Australia will be of interest to anyone wanting to observe or photograph Australian mammals in the wild, mammal enthusiasts, biological field workers and volunteers, tourists and ecotourists.
How to use this guide
States and territories
2 New South Wales
6 South Australia
7 Western Australia
8 Northern Territory
9 Australia’s islands and external territories
10 Pelagic whale trips
Appendix A: Introduced mammals
Appendix B: Directory
Appendix C: Glossary
Appendix D: Botanical and habitat glossary
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David Andrew has extensive experience in ecotourism, science and government. He established Australia’s first ornithological magazine, the Whitley award-winning Wingspan, and has written or co-written 13 books on travel, wildlife and conservation, as well as articles for magazines and newspapers. He has also presented on television and radio. David is a co-author of The Complete Guide to Finding the Birds of Australia.