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Barrie Heather

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Barrie Heather (dec. 1995) was educated at King's College and the University of Auckland (BA and MA Hons) before undertaking a career as a high school teacher and a tutor at the Open Polytechnic.

Heather was editor of the scientific journal Notornis for 17 years and authored or co-authored over 35 scientific publications, including the superbly titled 'Welcome Swallow at Farewell Spit'. He also won several OSNZ commendations, including the Falla Memorial Award and being made an Honorary Life Member.

Heather is survived by his wife, four children and a wader-attracting corgi.

Books by Barrie Heather

The Hand Guide to the Birds of New Zealand

A bestseller revised: the new edition of this essential reference for identifying New Zealand birds features its biggest update ever.

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The Field Guide to the Birds of New Zealand

A classic revised: the new edition of this monumental and much-loved book features its biggest update ever. A wonderful celebration of New Zealand's extraordinary and diverse birdlife.

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