on 13 June 2012
Great all purpose lightweight field guide, just right for our 6 week trip to South Island, NZ Oct-Dec 2012.
Clear photos, succinct descriptions, had hoped to get the reissue for 2012, but there has been a delay publishing it. However, very happy with the purchase. Not expert birders, just interested in wildlife and the guide's lightweight, easily handled format is great for packing & using.
on 23 February 2013
This is fine for what we wanted... light weight, small, fairly comprehensive. It would probably not satisfy someone looking for fuller information on behaviour, nesting, detailed distribution, etc, but was very handy for lightweight birders and travellers.