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The Field Guide to the Birds of New Zealand (fourth revised edition)

By Barrie Heather & Hugh Robertson, illustrated by Derek Onley. 464 pages, 85 colour paintings. Published in 2015.

The only field guide to New Zealand birds officially endorsed by Birds New Zealand, this is the most authoritative reference available – a wonderful celebration of our extraordinary and diverse birdlife.

The Field Guide to the Birds of New Zealand is the modern classic of the genre – the tried and trusted reference for lovers of New Zealand birds!
  • Comprehensive, reliable and easy to use
  • 374 species, including 35 additions – the books biggest revision since first publication
  • 85 stunning colour paintings of New Zealand birds, including rare and recently extinct species
  • An introduction to key bird-watching sites
  • Distribution maps and in-depth guide to field identification
  • An additional handbook section including details on the distribution, habitat, population, conservation, breeding, behaviour and feeding habits of each species
  • Paintings by a leading New Zealand bird artist and text by two renowned New Zealand bird experts, assisted by many other birdwatchers and scientists

Price: NZ$55.00 – Purchase from your local book shop.

The Hand Guide to the Birds of New Zealand

By Barrie Heather & Hugh Robertson, illustrated by Derek Onley. 184 pages. Published in 2015.

The Hand Guide to the Birds of New Zealand is a trusted, invaluable reference for lovers of New Zealand birds.

A bestseller revised: the new edition of this essential reference for identifying New Zealand birds features its biggest update ever. Comprehensive and easy to use, this new edition features:

374 species, including 35 new additions – the book’s biggest revision since first publication 85 stunning colour paintings of New Zealand birds, including rare and recently extinct species an introduction to key bird-watching sites distribution maps and an in-depth guide to field identification protective plastic cover for use in the field.

The only hand guide to New Zealand birds officially endorsed by Birds New Zealand, this is the ideal field companion for identifying our extraordinary and diverse birdlife.

Price: NZ$38.00 – Purchase from your local book shop.