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 Current projects include:
Night Parrots - after detecting a Night Parrot call on an automated recording device in the Northern Territory in 2017, a colleague and I are continuing to work to resolve our understanding of this species' distribution across remote Australia. 
Grasswrens - there are a number of scientists working on this charismatic and challenging group of birds. My particular interest is the Dusky Grasswren (Amytornis purnelli) and the members of the Striated Grasswren group living across central Australia. Our taxonomy of this group is far from complete. I'm interested in refining our systematic understanding of the grasswrens and gaining a more up-to-date and high-resolution picture of their distribution. Habitat loss/modification is a growing threat to outback species and we may be in danger of losing species before they are described. We need to know *exactly* where they live.
Ecotourism - I've been involved with wildlife tourism for many years and continue to run tours from time to time. I'm interested in documenting the scientific contributions made by ecotourists and tour guides. I think ecotourism and ornithology are a natural partnership for funding research and exploration in remote areas. 


My patrons' support will assist me by allowing me to spend less time at my day job and more time in the field on arid zone ornithology projects and in the office chipping away at publishing projects, reviewing books and maintaining the blog. I write about my time in the field and use my experiences to profile scientists and their work, and highlight conservation and ecological issues of interest and/or import.

NB: Patreon ONLY charges in $US.
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Conducting remote research, maintaining the blog and continuing work on publishing projects takes time. Getting to this goal will allow me to focus all of my time on researching poorly-understood Australian birds and writing about what we learn.
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 Current projects include:
Night Parrots - after detecting a Night Parrot call on an automated recording device in the Northern Territory in 2017, a colleague and I are continuing to work to resolve our understanding of this species' distribution across remote Australia. 
Grasswrens - there are a number of scientists working on this charismatic and challenging group of birds. My particular interest is the Dusky Grasswren (Amytornis purnelli) and the members of the Striated Grasswren group living across central Australia. Our taxonomy of this group is far from complete. I'm interested in refining our systematic understanding of the grasswrens and gaining a more up-to-date and high-resolution picture of their distribution. Habitat loss/modification is a growing threat to outback species and we may be in danger of losing species before they are described. We need to know *exactly* where they live.
Ecotourism - I've been involved with wildlife tourism for many years and continue to run tours from time to time. I'm interested in documenting the scientific contributions made by ecotourists and tour guides. I think ecotourism and ornithology are a natural partnership for funding research and exploration in remote areas. 


My patrons' support will assist me by allowing me to spend less time at my day job and more time in the field on arid zone ornithology projects and in the office chipping away at publishing projects, reviewing books and maintaining the blog. I write about my time in the field and use my experiences to profile scientists and their work, and highlight conservation and ecological issues of interest and/or import.

NB: Patreon ONLY charges in $US.

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