New Zealand has a diverse range of bird species and is especially important for pelagics. As well as these specific species, the book covers 50 sites on the North and South Islands, Rakiura/Steward Island and Chatham Islands that are best for birdwatching. Detailed descriptions of each site cover the type of terrain, and the tracks where certain species are likely to be encountered. Particular species for each site are highlighted. A fact file for each site lists land or sea access; type of habitat, best time to visit, facilities and accommodation.
Liz Light is an Auckland-based travel writer and photographer. She travels
extensively but it is New Zealand, her homeland, that holds her heart. She
utterly loves its splendid scenery, and its open, new-world attitudes and
ambiance. Liz has won numerous awards for both her writing and photography. She has included photos by local bird photographer, Oscar Thomas.