Birds of Poona


Birds of poona eBook

Poona offers so much for our visitors and particularly to the bird enthusiasts with many walking trails to see the wide range of birds of the area. Of note are the birds of prey, kingfishers, parrots, water birds and migratory birds with the latter very much a feature in Poona given it is part of the world recognised Ramsar Wetlands.

To aid, both locals and our visitors in identification of the wide variety of birds in the area, John Hand and John Price have co-authored an electronic book that is free and can be downloaded and read in eReaders or as a PDF. The work was complemented by the wonderful photography of locals Judy Sumner and Ellen Watherston. The book contains more than 100 individual species in high resolution images. The Foreword is written by Fraser Coast Regional Council Mayor, Mr George Seymour.

Note, for image quality, photographs have been retained in high resolution which results in a large download file in the order of 130mb.

The book may be downloaded from this site but is not to be distributed by other means or modified in any form without the prior consent of the authors.

The aim is to revise the book over time as more and/or better images become available. If you note any errors or omissions, or wish to otherwise contact the authors, please email.


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Below are your download options for the book

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ePub file for Phone, iPadĀ and generic eReaders (eg Calibre & Kobo)

There are two versions of the ebook. The first, being a high definition file (120mb) that provides the greatest image definition. The second is standard definition and is a much smaller download (50mb).

ePub HD

ePub SD

For iPads and iPhones just open the file with your iBooks app.

Calibre is for a computer and information can be obtained from the Calibre website. Download the Calibre software and then the 'Birds of Poona' epub file and use the 'Add Book' feature at the top left of Calibre.

Ratkuten Kobo is a popular free eReader for Windows, Mac, Android and IOS. Very similar in style and features to Kindle.

Amazon (Kindle) now allows users to download and read ePub book files on their readers. See Kindle info

Google Play    Apple Store

Amazon Kindle

AZW3 file for later versions

MOBI file for earlier versions


Kindle AZW3

Kindle Mobi

There are a number of ways to add the book to your Kindle library. Refer to Kindle info

Optimised PDF (lower resolution and smaller file size)

PDF Optimised size

For Adobe Reader

(This optimised file is 21mb)

Adobe download site

Audio Visual (Video without appendices)

MP4 version

This is a video with accomapanying audio but is a much larger download (220mb).

Can be downloaded and played in any media player eg VLC Media Player