"This is a unique, fascinating book covering nearly all of the birds of the Wet Tropics of Queensland in great detail. It is well illustrated with the author's own professional standard photographs. Text is well-written, detailed, very readable and interesting and even covers in detail such things as the anatomy of birds - something which is nearly always missing from other publications. Lynette should be congratulated for an incredible effort.
"Lynette Ensor’s ‘Australian Bird Obsession’ is one well worth sharing. Her first volume is a beautifully illustrated, 200-page book covering 65 of the better- and lesser-known species found in Queensland’s Wet Tropics. Part field guide, part reference text, the book is jam-packed with fresh and vibrant images (Lynette’s own, high-quality photographs) which aid the visual identification of female, male and juvenile birds, plus a range of insights into species naming, habitat, calls, display, breeding, nesting, feeding and other behaviours. The author weaves together information gained from both her many years of experience as an ecological tour guide, and her extensive review of the published literature, creating a resource that offers readers an engaging and useful supplement to standard field guides."
"This is a great reference guide covering 65 species of birds of the Wet Tropics. Lynette has used her own photographs to illustrate male, female, juvenile and nest of most species represented in her book. This book is more than a field guide – it is reference book to the birds of the region with all extra detail not found in a regular field guide."
Doug Herrington – (Birding Guide)
"Volume One of Lynette Ensor’s personal ambition to photograph every mainland bird species in Australia reflects her great passion for birds, excellent photographic skills, meticulous attention to detail and is a delight to read. It provides a general introduction to the evolution, morphology and behavior of birds and comprehensively covers 65 bird species found in the Wet Tropics of Queensland with 326 full colour plates, family characteristics, species descriptions and distribution maps and resembles a mini HANZAB with photographs. A must have for both amateur and professional birders alike I wish her every success in her Australian Bird Obsession and look forward to Volume Two."
"The text for each species is extremely thorough, very readable and full of fascinating little factoids, something missing from the more professional bird guides. A detailed, well-written and nicely illustrated take on some of Queensland's most sought-after birds, My Australian Bird Obsession would be a useful addition to many bookshelves."
Cara Schultz (Australian Birdlife Magazine - June 2017)