New Zealand is commonly described as 'the land of birds.' This book contains over 600 photographs of the more than 350 bird species likely to be seen in this area of the world. It includes full descriptions of all native species and regular visitors, distribution maps and measurements, and key information on national parks.
Julian Fitter is a longtime resident of New Zealand and a key member of Friends of the Galapagos, the Galapagos Conservation Trust, and Falklands Conservation. He is the coauthor of Wildlife of the Galapagos (Princeton). Don Merton (1939-2011) was one of New Zealand's most internationally acclaimed conservationists. Prior to his retirement in 2005, he was a senior scientific staff member of New Zealand's Department of Conservation and helped save the Kakapo and Black Robin from extinction.