Peter Menkhorst became hooked on birding and natural history books when, as a seven year old, he used Caley's What Bird is That? to identify a New Holland Honeyeater in his garden; he is now a zoologist at the Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research, Victoria. He is author, with Frank Knight, of A Field Guide to the Mammals of Australia (OUP 2001), editor and major contributor to the award-winning Mammals of Victoria (OUP 1995) and edited two editions of Pizzey and Knight's Field Guide to the Birds of Australia (HarperCollins). He was awarded the Australian Natural History Medallion in 1998.
Like looking through a new pair of binoculars, The Australian Bird
Guide makes it seem like you are seeing even familiar birds for the
first time. -- Sean Dooley * Australian Birdlife *
"This field guide is an invaluable reference for anyone with an interest in this country's birdlife." Gardening Australia, November 2019 * Gardening Australia *
"Books, such as The Australian Bird Guide, are important for the conservation of Australia's flora and fauna; they bring nature to people and enable everyone to identify and take joy in the birds, other animals, and plants that we share the world with." Harry F. Recher, Pacific Conservation Biology 26(1) 2020 Reviews of the First Edition (May 2017): -- Harry F. Recher * Pacific Conservation Biology 26(1) *