In 2007, I wrote a book on the Bowerbirds of Australia and New Guinea for CSIRO Publishing. The book formed part of CSIROs Australian Natural History Series, and was published in 2008. Unfortunately, the series was not a great success and my book did not return me any profit on investment, although it is still available as an ebook. They say that you never stop learning, and this is so true in the natural history writing, and this book was one of my MANY lessons.
My first attempt at a (Little) Big Year has hit the skids a little. My goal was 400 Australian bird species for the year but, as of the end of March, I had seen only 129. My other goal was to see 50 new Australian bird species for my life list, and I had only seen 8. This is harder than I thought.