The 50 Best Bird Watching Sites in New Zealand


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Liz Light | Photography by Oscar Thomas | 224 pages | paperback

New Zealand has a diverse range of bird species but is especially important for pelagics. Eleven of the world’s 7 penguin species have been recorded in the New Zealand region; 14 of the world’s 24 albatross species nest here, 9 are endemic. This richly illustrated book describes all of the bird families of New Zealand as well as detailing 50 key siteson the North and South Islands, Rakiura/Stewart Island and Chatham Islands where birdwatchers have the best chance of seeing specific species.

Detailed descriptions of each site cover

  • how to get there
  • facilities
  • the type of habitat
  • the best time to visit
  • birding tracks and trails
  • key species
  • conservation efforts
  • two important species per site
  • accommodation options

Additional information

Weight .343 kg
Dimensions 187 × 125 × 18 mm


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