Emigrating from England to Australia 200 years after the first fleet, I too settled in Sydney, becoming a ‘Cumberland Plainsman’ in the Dharug lands to the west. Although arriving in Blacktown in 1988 was very different, there were still Kangaroos and Emus, and other wildlife to be found in western Sydney’s ‘scrappy bush’.

An interest digital photography and a background in graphic design  saw me produce 10,000 photo guides to the birds of western Sydney. Now, with 50,000 copies printed to date, these guides are an essential tool in helping me to win friends and ‘Avianate’ people.

Connecting people to nature through birds