Author Archives: Stewart Macdonald

About Stewart Macdonald

I'm a wildlife ecologist living and working in Queensland, Australia. I spend most of my time in the bush finding and photographing wildlife.

Frogs of Australia – a comprehensive electronic field guide to Australian frogs

Frogs of Australia is a comprehensive electronic field guide to Australian frogs, available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Species profiles include high-resolution photographs, distribution maps, description of key characters, similar species, conservation, calls, and more. Written and produced by Conrad Hoskin, … Continue reading

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Snakes of Australia – field guide for iPhone

For the last couple of months, I’ve been putting the finishing touches on the first of what will hopefully be a series of electronic field guides. This one is the most comprehensive electronic field guide to the snakes of Australia, … Continue reading

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The Cape 5 – Daintree Rainforest

After leaving the area around Coen, we travelled south to the Daintree Rainforest. Our main target was a little brown skink on a particular mountain, and we weren’t disappointed. Along the way, we found a few other beasties. Northern tree … Continue reading

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The Cape 4 – Jardine River to Cooktown

After leaving Iron Range, we headed north towards the Jardine River. As we were driving back south, we found a very interesting animal on the road. The stripe-tailed delma (Delma labialis) was previously thought to occur only in a small … Continue reading

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The Cape 3 – Iron Range

After leaving Weipa, we spent the best part of a day driving to Iron Range National Park. This was the main destination for our trip, as I really wanted to find a green python. We found one on the second … Continue reading

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The Cape 2 – Weipa

After leaving Laura, we headed north to meet up with a friend in Weipa who’d offered to take us out in her boat that night to look for little file snakes (Acrochordus granulatus). We headed to a caravan park to … Continue reading

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The Cape 1 – Mt Lewis and Laura

Cape York Peninsula, the pointy bit on the top of Queensland, has long held a fascination for me. The Cape contains a wide variety of habitat types, including open woodland, sandstone escarpment, freshwater wetlands, mangrove-lined estuaries and much, much more. … Continue reading

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Magnetic Island

A friend’s 40th birthday on Magnetic Island was a good excuse to head over and track down a few of the locals, including the island’s endemic skink, Menetia sadlieri. Allied rock-wallaby (Petrogale assimilis)

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