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Biographical entry Leishman, Alan

Printer and Ornithologist


Alan Leishman advised the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, on the initial planting and subsequent management at Mount Annan, which played a part in their success at creating bird habitat. He is a regular speaker at bird club meetings and enjoys teaching people to band.


Apprentice printer; printer; work at Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney. Best known for his involvement in bird-banding through the Australian Bird Studies Association (ABSA, formerly Bird Banders' Association of Australia). Other service to ABSA has included a major role in setting up Corella, being foundation editor 1977-83 and production editor 1984-89, and the position of secretary 1991-98?. John Hobbs medal 1998.

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  • Robin, Libby, The Flight of the Emu: a Hundred Years of Australian Ornithology 1901-2001 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 2001), 492 pp. Details

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