In 1974 the Bird Banders Association of Australia, now the Australian Bird Study Association Inc. (ABSA), published its iconic first edition of Bird in the Hand. This booklet brought together some 40 articles covering the field identification, ageing and sexing for almost 80 Australian bird species that had been published in its journal The Australian Bird Bander (ABB) since March 1963. Since 1974 a further 18 papers in the Bird in the Hand series format have been published in ABB and its successor Corella.

All of the articles from the book and the journals are listed below and can be downloaded.