Birds of New Zealand
A Photographic Guide
Paul Scofield and Brent Stephenson
October 22, 2013
552 pages, 6 3/8 x 9 3/16
1005 color illus.
New Zealand’s birdlife developed extraordinary diversity as a consequence of evolving on isolated islands without mammalian predators. For many years, habitat destruction brought on by humans posed a distinct threat to the wide variety of birdlife, but thanks to recent conservation efforts, many of the country’s species of birds are now protected in parks and island sanctuaries.
“Upon returning from a trip to New Zealand last year, I had one regret: Scofield and Stephenson’s brilliant new guide was not yet available! When you go, take this book. It will enhance any birder’s experience with the stunning photos, maps, and detailed notes on identification, biology, and taxonomy of one of the world’s premier island bird faunas!”—John Marzluff, co-author of Dog Days, Raven Nights; Gifts of the Crow; and In the Company of Crows and Ravens
“Birders heading for New Zealand will want this book . . . An exceptional reference book and guide, which will undoubtedly be carried by every birder visiting the region.”—Choice