New Zealand is a unique wildlife destination that has a remarkable range of landscapes and habitats from the sea to Alpine-uplands. The islands are also home to many endemic species such as the famous flightless Kiwi (2 species in fact). Bradt's New Zealand Wildlife guide provides an ideal overview of the wildlife of this fascinating archipelago. There are main chapters on The Land, Habitats, Birds, Mammals, Reptiles, Amphibians and Freshwater Fish, Invertebrates, Plants and Fungi and also useful Where to Go and Further Information sections. Indeed author Julian Fitter has crammed a mass of information into just 192 pages. The book is also lavishly illustrated by over 180 colour photos and a dozen maps.
Before joining any wildlife watching or birding tour, wherever in the world, try to establish if the travel company you are considering booking with operates in an environmentally friendly, responsible manner.