Native Fauna library resources

We would like to bring to your attention the wonderful resources that QMDC have on offer in our library. In particular, relating to identifying and managing birds. These resources are free to borrow and we would be happy to post your selection to you if you are unable to come into our office.

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qmdc_birdsmaranoa QMDC published books Birds of the Maranoa / of the Darling downs / on Cotton Farms available for $23ea                                                                      

Toowoomba Bird Observer Collection


These featured resources belong to the Toowoomba Bird Observers collection.  We are in the process of helping TBO digitise their entire newsletter archive.  For their latest news and events go to:

  • What bird call is that 1987, by T Lindsey. Features 2 CD's with birdcalls from the sound library of the CSIRO.
  • Wild birds and the land 1956, by FH Lancum MBE. First published 1948 and stressing the importance of birds even with post war economies.
  • Bush Walks in the Toowoomba Region  With notes on natural history (both new and old editions).
  • A field guide to Australian Birds – volumes 1 and 2 1970 by Peter Slater. Individual maps indicate the Australian range of each species.
  • Handbook of Australian, New Zealand & Antarctic Birds: volumes 1-7  Known as HANZAB, is the pre-eminent scientific reference on birds in the region.  HANZAB is the largest project ever undertaken by the Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union (RAOU), also known as Birds Australia. It was prepared over 20 years by teams of full and part-time writers, editors and artists, and published by Oxford University Press in seven volumes between 1990 and 2006.