CHIRP CHIRP: GEOFF NORMAN
In the Ockham NZ Book Awards shortlisted Birdstories: A History of the Birds of New Zealand author Geoff Norman investigates the origins of our birds, from the lofty moa to the bijou silvereye. He looks at their place both in the Māori and Pākehā worlds, their conservation, and the art they have inspired. The fine tribute is a follow up to his earlier publication of the beautiful Buller’s Birds of New Zealand: the complete work of J.G. Keulemans. Join Norman as he tells avian stories, possibly of 19th-century ornithological spats, and why it’s best not to call someone a dabchick (a variety of grebe).