This is very much a work in progress website – hopefully someday soon I will get somewhere with it.
I am a 40 something IT professional based in Melbourne with my wife Simone and very inquisitive 6 year old Lucas. Any spare time I get I try to explore the natural world locally and further afield. I am particularly interested in birds but I am more and more starting to dabble in mammals, frogs and orchids and I am sure the list of interests will continue to grow. My favourite wildlife watching is done from a boat (pelagic trips) or at night with a spotlight. Where possible I will document and report interesting sightings as I believe citizen science is an important tool that all of us can contribute towards, to make a very real difference.
I am currently a committee member for VORAC – Victorian Ornithological Records Appraisal Committee – https://vorac.net and have previously spent a number of years on the BirdLife Melbourne committee.
I am particularly passionate about the proposed Great Forest Park around Melbourne #GFNP – http://www.greatforestnationalpark.com.au/ and spend a lot of time in these largely unprotected forests exploring getting to know its inhabitants.
If you have any questions about anything on this site or wildlife watching around Melbourne feel free to contact me.