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New Zealand's Backyard Birds

$29.00 NZD

New Zealand’s Backyard Birds is a children’s guide to the birds that live in their backyard, both native birds, such as tūi, and pīwakawaka/fantail, and introduced birds such as thrush, blackbird and sparrow. With useful background information about birds in general and stunning illustrations by Ned Barraud, this book is an essential companion for every Kiwi child.

New Zealand’s Backyard Birds is an engaging guide for children to the birds that that they see and hear in their daily lives, those that live in their backyards. Some of these might be native birds, such as the tūī, korimako/bellbird, kererū and pīwakawaka/fantail. But just as likely they will be introduced birds such as the thrush, blackbird, sparrow and starling. New Zealand’s Backyard Birds brings to life our most accessible wildlife, with details on the different birds we are likely to see around our homes, and useful background information about birds in general. It is the latest book from leading author and illustrator, Ned Barraud.

  • A children’s guide to the birds that live in their backyard
  • Written and illustrated by Ned Barraud
  • 36 pages
  • ISBN: 9781988550305


Ned Barraud has been illustrating children’s books since 2000, after studying art at Victoria University. He has illustrated seven books in the highly successful Explore and Discover series of books about different ecosystems in New Zealand, and five other books on his own, including Watch out for the Weka, 2018’s acclaimed book on insects New Zealand’s Backyard Beasts and two further books in 2019, Tohorā and Rock Pools. He lives in Wellington with his wife and three children.