Tagged: Birds of New Zealand

Fossil Lucky Dip from a Lost World - Lost Worlds, Vanished Lives

Nic Rawlence Jul 10, 2018

I’m lying on a beautiful golden sand beach. The bright sun is beating down upon me. I could be on an isolated, tropical island, if not for the lone giant moa sculpture looming above my head. This sentinel to a lost world stands at the aptly named Old Bones Backpackers at Awamoa, (originally named Te Awa Kōkōmuka), south of Oamaru. Read More

‘Old Blue’ an antidote to conservation fatigue - Scibooks

SciBooks Feb 21, 2014

by Sophie Fern REVIEW: Black Robin Country: The Chatham Islands and its wildlife. by David Cemmick and Dick Veitch Hodder and Stoughton, 1985 The story of the survival of the black robins and their matriarch ‘Old Blue’ is well known, but this is a legendary snapshot of the project at a time when no one … Read More

Blockbuster will appeal to serious birders - Scibooks

SciBooks Sep 25, 2013

Reviewed by Alison Ballance REVIEW: Birds of New Zealand: a photographic guide by Paul Scofield and Brent Stephenson Auckland University Press 2013 RRP $59.99 Like many New Zealanders I take a strong interest in our country’s natural history, and if you’re talking about our terrestrial vertebrate fauna then you’re pretty much talking about birds. My bookshelves … Read More