I am tentatively making plans for a visit to Australia and south-east Asia next year, once my current work contract is up in April or May.
I have been to Australia before, although I didn't do much birding then, so I know how vast the place is but I am wondering about where the best birding places are in the east and north of the country. I am thinking of visiting the Northern Territory, Queensland and New South Wales.
Also, which field guide would be best? Simpson and Day or Pizzey and Knight - or any other suggestions? Also, what is the best time to visit - is the southern autumn/winter a good time for birds?
What I want to do is fly to Australia via Singapore and then on my way home, come back via Thailand or Indonesia.