Oscar Thomas | paperback | 176 pages | Second edition 2023
A Naturalist’s Guide to the Birds of New Zealand is a photographic identification guide to 239 bird species seen in New Zealand, including the most commonly seen, unique and endemic species. High-quality photographs from one of New Zealand’s youngest nature photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions, which include nomenclature, size, distribution, habits and habitat. The user-friendly introduction covers climate, vegetation, biogeography and the key sites for viewing the listed species. Also included is an all-important checklist of all of the birds of New Zealand encompassing, for each species, its common and scientific name, IUCN status.
Oscar Thomas has for many years spent his time volunteering for conservation organizations, advocating and raising awareness of New Zealand’s unique wildlife, traversing the country in search of as many different birds as he could see and photograph.