Julian Fitter is a longtime resident of New Zealand and a key member of Friends of the Galapagos, the Galapagos Conservation Trust, and Falklands Conservation. He is the coauthor of "Wildlife of the Galapagos" (Princeton). Don Merton (1939-2011) was one of New Zealand's most internationally acclaimed conservationists. Prior to his retirement in 2005, he was a senior scientific staff member of New Zealand's Department of Conservation and helped save the Kakapo and Black Robin from extinction.
"A Field Guide to the Birds of New Zealand, by Julian Fitter and Don Merton includes outstanding photographs of all of the 350 species that can be seen in New Zealand. Also included is excellent text and distribution information... The book is pocket sized and easy to carry and use in the field... This new offering from Fitter and Merton is the book to have."--Wayne Mones, Audubon Magazine blog "Probably the best photographic guide to the birds of New Zealand currently available."--Ian Paulsen, Birdbooker Report "Anyone with an interest in birds that is planning to visit New Zealand can easily fit this pocket-sized guide in their carry-on or luggage. Don't leave home without it."--Dan R. Kunkle, Wildlife Activist "A little book of excellent quality that will prove useful for many visitors and residents alike."--Alan McBride, ABA Blog