Bird Watching Guides
'Birds of New Zealand - Locality Guide' by Stuart Chambers published by Arun Books, Auckland (ISBN 0-473-07327-7). This guide provides photographic illustrations of the species likely to be encountered in New Zealand including the offshore islands. The bird descriptions detail not only family, Common name, size, related families, and physical appearance, but also song, characteristics, breeding season, nesting locations, and best times/locations for observation.
This book also has a large section on localities for viewing various bird species and directions to reach these locations. However, the directions can be poor with some inaccuracies and/or lack of detail. A good map of the area is therefore strongly recommended.
A number can be seen on our 12-acre property in the garden, near the stream and on our grazing land.
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