Thinking About Birds

Welcome to my website!


Website last updated: 16 July 2024

I’m Alan Stuart. I lived in Newcastle (Australia) from 1983 until 2022. I’m very interested in Australian native birds – especially the ones in that part of the world (the Hunter Region of New South Wales). I moved to the NSW Central Coast in mid-2022 but I'm continuing with all my bird projects in the Hunter Region.

I spend a fair bit of time out in the field, either studying Australian native birds systematically or just enjoying looking at them for leisure/pleasure (my Australian IOC list is >750 species). When I’m not in the field, I do a lot of thinking about birds – sometimes seriously, and sometimes for fun!

Welcome to my website. Feel free to browse anywhere – the serious stuff and the fun stuff (actually, for me it’s all fun stuff!)


Contact Me

If you find my website interesting or would like to make some suggestions, drop me a line. I always love to hear from people who share my interests.

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What's New?

New paper - Peregrine Falcon crepuscular hunting - posted 14 June

Two new Cross-bird crosswords - posted 9 March

Two new papers - Gould's Petrel nest boxes, Aust. White Ibis prey item - posted 30 October

Also, there are regular updates to my blog and to my research projects status