A state-by-state guide
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 book 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.
This book 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.