Birdwatching, Twitching and Tourism: towards an Australian perspective

  title={Birdwatching, Twitching and Tourism: towards an Australian perspective},
  author={John Connell},
  journal={Australian Geographer},
  pages={203 - 217}
  • J. Connell
  • Published 1 June 2009
  • Environmental Science, Geography
  • Australian Geographer
Abstract Birdwatching has grown in importance in recent decades as a new variant of niche tourism, but has largely escaped geographical documentation. Global growth has been reflected in the development of tourism companies, websites and guidebook coverage, mainly in Western nations. New complexity and competition are reflected in the emergence of distinct sub-categories of birdwatchers. Birdwatching has been particularly significant in more remote places including deserts and wetlands, but… 
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