Acknowledgments

The financial assistance provided by the Terrestrial and Freshwater Biodiversity Information System (TFBIS) Programme towards the preparation of this bird database and identification tool is gratefully acknowledged. The TFBIS Programme is funded by the Government to help to achieve the goals of the New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy, and is administered by the Department of Conservation.

The assistance of Hugh Robertson in providing access to text and map images from Robertson & Heather 1999 “The Hand Guide to the Birds of New Zealand” is gratefully acknowledged.

Particular assistance of the following individuals and organisations is acknowledged. Daniel Bar-Even, Signify Ltd; Tim Lovegrove, Auckland Regional Council; Barbara MacDonald, PA Handford & Associates Ltd; Ferne McKenzie, Department of Conservation; Les McPherson, McPherson Natural History Unit; Katie Nimmo, NZ Landcare Trust; Mike Nixon; Ralph Powlesland, Department of Conservation; Hugh Robertson; Frances Schmechel, NZ Landcare Trust; Graham Ussher, Auckland Regional Council; Alan White, Department of Conservation.