Ian Fraser is a naturalist, conservationist, author, regular contributor and commentator on ABC Radio (local and national), natural history tour guide and adult educator who has lived and worked in Canberra since 1980. He was awarded the Australian Natural History Medallion in 2006, for services to conservation and education. He is the author of A Bush Capital Year (2011), with artist Peter Marsack, and Australian Bird Names: A Complete Guide (2013), with Jeannie Gray - both were awarded Whitley Certificates.
Ian Fraser is one of the country's most accomplished natural history writers.' - Sean Dooley, Australian Birdlife, on Australian Bird Names 'Ian Fraser's writing is not of the dry, scientific style; it is evocative in describing his acute observations and understanding in nature.' - Don Saunders, Bird Observers' Club of Australia, on Bush Capital Year