'You can put your hand on this book and swear by it, because it's the bible. Every bird of town, bush, swamp, island, beach, river and the sea is here - accurately, intricately, and beautifully observed.
This in-depth guide to field identification is officially endorsed by the Ornithological Society of New Zealand. Every New Zealand bird species is represented in colour and has details on distribution, habitats, populations, conservation, breeding, behaviour and feeding habits.
New Zealand is commonly described as "the land of birds." Now, there is an easy-to-use guide for all those interested in this country's remarkable bird population. A Field Guide to the Birds of New Zealand contains over 600 stunning photographs of the more than 350 bird species likely to be seen in this area of the world. Comprehensive and compact, the book includes full descriptions of all native species and regular visitors, distribution maps and measurements, key information on national parks, and useful information on ongoing conservation efforts in the country. Filled with handy tips for nature enthusiasts wanting to make the most of their trip, this is the only bird guide that anyone exploring this region will need. 600+ color photographs feature more than 350 bird species with full descriptions Distribution maps and measurements Key information on national parks helps readers find the best spots for bird sightings Useful information on conservation efforts Guidelines on sensible behavior for encountering nature at its best
The Hand Guide to the Birds of New Zealand is a trusted reference for lovers of New Zealand birds. Comprehensive, reliable and easy to use, this third revised edition features: *374 species, including 46 new additions *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.
First published in 2000, the Collins Field Guide to New Zealand Wildflife quickly became a classic of its kind. Familiar to both national and international travellers keen to identify the birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, freshwater fish and invertebrates commonly encountered in this country, its combination of authoritative yet clear and precise textual descriptions and stunning photographs proved an instant winner. Now, more than 10 years on, this classic field guide has been updated and extended to make it even more useful to travellers with an interest in natural history and ecology. Retaining its useful glovebox-friendly format, the significantly expanded text will also include the latest research findings and changes in classification and nomenclature that have occurred in the past 10 years, along with new photographs where appropriate. Including both native and introduced species, each entry succinctly describes both habits and habitats, distribution, classification, breeding patterns, food and recognition tips to assist amateur identification.
This is a more portable, updated edition of the original Field Guide to the Birds of New Zealand. The original edition was published in two parts; the first containing an identification guide with color plates and distribution maps, the second giving more detailed information on the biology and ecology of the species described. The current book combines the two sections into one book of plates, maps, short descriptions, introduction and a section on where to find the birds. It is a smaller, more manageable guide - perfect for field work and birding for pleasure.
New Zealand's most experienced bird photographer has now produced a splendid field guide to all the birds found on mainland New Zealand. The result of many years of pain staking fieldwork, the book contains more than 360 photographs and is the first photographic field guide to the birds of New Zealand. The information in the book includes both common and up-to-date scientific names, together with descriptions of each bird's habitat, distribution, physical characteristics, voice, diet and breeding habits. Where relevant, plumage differences between the sexes are illustrated. A glossary and a helpful section on bird watching equipment complete an invaluable field guide that no bird watcher, tramper, nature enthusiast or photographer will want to be without.
A single small format colour guidebook packed with information on over 700 species of birds, insects, reptiles, marine mammals, land mammals, trees and shrubs, vines and epiphytes, herbs, ferns, grasses, mosses and lichens. Organised in such a way as to make identification as easy as possible.
The New Zealand bird views series highlights the common birds in New Zealand - the birds we view every day but tend to take for granted because they are always there. This volume presents over 100 previously unpublished photographs of the two species of common oystercatcher in New Zealand: South Island pied oystercatcher (SIPO) Variable oystercatcher The book shows birds flying, feeding, nesting and raising their young. The text provides some background detail and the photos are used to illustrate the birds' lives as much as possible. Look for further titles in the series.
"With jaw-dropping endemic species such as Kiwi, Kea and Takahe, New Zealand is a birdwatcher's paradise. For New Zealand birders and visitors to the country alike, this innovative and useful book is the perfect accompaniment to a good field guide such as New Holland's Photographic Guide to the Birds of New Zealand. Birdwatching in New Zealand provides comprehensive information and practical advice on every aspect of birding, with chapters on key birding areas, where to find the most sought-after species, how to get close to birds without disturbing them, and the history of New Zealand birdlife. The country is one of the best in the world in terms of the abundance and diversity of its seabirds, so there is a chapter dedicated to pelagic birding, while other topics covered include bird photography, bird banding, conservation and feeding birds. In short this is a great little guide for anyone interested in birdwatching in New Zealand, and a good gift book too. It offers essential information and tips for interested birdwatchers."--Publisher's description.
The New Zealand bird views series highlights the common birds in New Zealand - the birds we view every day but tend to take for granted because they are always there. This volume presents over 100 previously unpublished photographs of the three species of common tern in New Zealand: Black-fronted tern, Caspian tern, White-fronted tern. The book shows birds flying, feeding, courting, nesting and raising their young. The text provides some background detail and the photos are used to illustrate the birds' lives as much as possible.
The essential field guide to the wildlife of New Zealand Wildlife of New Zealand is the leading field guide to the distinctive flora and fauna of this amazing country. Fully revised and expanded, this handy pocket guide includes up-to-date descriptions of all manner of birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles, insects, seashore species, trees and shrubs, grasses, fungi, and lichen, and new sections look at fish and places to visit. Accompanied by hundreds of color photographs and current maps, the book’s succinct text contains information on identification, distribution, and biology. The detailed introduction covers New Zealand’s habitats, geography, and geology, and discusses current conservation issues. The guide also contains information on national parks and useful websites and contacts, as well as a glossary and comprehensive index. Wildlife of New Zealand is an indispensable traveling companion for anyone interested in this incredible area of the world. Fully revised and expanded edition Handy, compact format Updated species accounts accompanied by hundreds of color photographs Extensive new section on places to visit
Publisher: Wairau Press (an imprint of Random House)
In this book, the natural history of New Zealand's North Island, from Lake Taupo up, is described, including geology, soils, climate, flora and fauna. Chapters on different habitats are included, including forests, shrublands, wetlands and the coast.
We travel to grow – our Adventure Guides show you how. Experience the places you visit more directly, freshly, intensely than you would otherwise – sometimes best done on foot, in a canoe, or through cultural adventures like art courses, cooking classes, learning the language, meeting the people, joining in the festivals and celebrations. This can make your trip life-changing, unforgettable. All of the detailed information you need is here about the hotels, restaurants, shopping, sightseeing. But we also lead you to new discoveries, turning corners you haven't turned before, helping you to interact with the world in new ways. That's what makes our Adventure Guides unique. Written by a native New Zealander, this guide covers every region and town, with in-depth information on the Maori culture, the remarkable places to stay and eat, vineyard tours, cooking schools, thermal springs, albatross and whale encounters, scenic drives, and more. Canoe the Whanganui River, ride in a hot air balloon, hike the Waikaremoana Track, explore Whirikana Forest Park, take a glacier tour. There s even a section on how to talk Kiwi English! Photos, maps. Print edition is 622 pages. The book is great. I love the www references, the personal touches and for me the descriptions and comments make me feel like I am already there. -- Richard Hart. An activity guide packed with detail on everything from horseback riding and camping to fishing, cruising, hiking and more. Chapters are organized regionally and make it easy to look up local accommodations and eateries, inland and water adventures, and even small local maps for quick consultation. --Midwest Book Review. The perfect companion for planning. --Rutgers Magazine. These useful travel guides are highly recommended. --Library Journal
Established in 1911, The Rotarian is the official magazine of Rotary International and is circulated worldwide. Each issue contains feature articles, columns, and departments about, or of interest to, Rotarians. Seventeen Nobel Prize winners and 19 Pulitzer Prize winners – from Mahatma Ghandi to Kurt Vonnegut Jr. – have written for the magazine.