Monthly Archives: July 2019

Book review: The Australian Bird Guide by Menkhorst et al.

Title: The Australian Bird Guide Authors: Peter Menkhorst, Danny Rogers, Rohan Clarke, Jeff Davies, Peter Marsack, Kim Franklin Australia benefits from a lot of good bird field guides. While we were there, we used Pizzey and Knight pretty much the whole time. On our trip to Northern Queensland, Martin Cachard of Solar Whisper Cruises told […]


Carleton University

University campuses can make surprisingly good places to find birds. For example, once I saw that someone found a Southern Boobook at the University of Melbourne. Boy, was I mad when I didn’t get there in time to find that. Today, however, I will talk to you about Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. Not only […]


The most common bird name adjectives

Bird names in their common form usually have the following syntax: (adjective) (bird-type noun). For example: Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Grey Catbird, Australian Pelican. There are of course a few exceptions like Emu. For the birds that do have adjectives in their name, what are the most common adjectives that occur in the adjective part? If you […]