A completely different and unique approach to bird identification.
Use best-selling author Andrew Crowe's method to identify New Zealand birds by size and habitat in this simple, illustrated guide that will appeal to children and adults alike.
Which bird is it? Simply note where you spotted the bird and how big it is. Then follow the simple steps to find out which bird it is. This is bird identification made really easy!
Included in one book are all 96 birds likely to be seen by the beginner in New Zealand, whether native or introduced. Also included are distribution maps for each bird, detailed illustrations by Dave Gunson showing the striking differences between the male and female forms, and juvenile and adult forms, and a code from 1-100 for each bird, indicating how easy the bird is to find. Easy and accurate identification is ensured with Crowe's unique bird-spotting keys. 'There has never been an identification book like this in New Zealand,' says Andrew Crowe.
Andrew Crowe is a best-selling author with a special interest in helping make nature accessible to beginners of all ages. He has written over 40 nature books covering seashells, insects, spiders, birds and other animals and plants. Andrew has won numerous New Zealand book awards, including the Margaret Mahy Medal in 2009 for his overall contribution to children's literature and the Ashton Wylie Award in 2005 for a biography for teenagers on the Dalai Lama. His latest book, Pathway of the Birds- The Voyaging Achievements of Maori and their Polynesian Ancestors (Bateman), received 4 book awards in 2019.
Short-listed for Montana New Zealand Book Awards: Environment Category 2002
Short-listed for New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards: Non-Fiction Award 2002
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