Giveaway: Native birds of New Zealand poster

Elizabeth Marenzi —  21/10/2013

We have had so many great comments telling us why you want this beautiful poster. The giveaway is now closed and the winning comment (picked at random) is from Anna Margaret. Em Scott also picks up a copy for naming all of the birds. Thanks for commenting.

If you’ve been following the Conservation Blog for a while you might remember that last November we gave away a copy of Buller’s Birds of New Zealand.

At the time I said that each painting was a masterpiece that I wanted to frame for my wall. I also said that pulling apart such a precious book for a piece of wall art would be criminal. This month I found the solution to my problem. May I present to you Native Birds of New Zealand—the poster.

The image used in this poster is a cromolithograph (c. 1900) by William Shaw Diedrich Schmidt. The birds in Schmidt’s work were based on the artwork of J.G Keulemans in Walter Buller’s A History of the Birds of New Zealand.

Buller's birds of New Zealand. The poster.

How gorgeous is that? How perfect would it look on my (ahem, I mean your) wall? How great would it be to win a copy?

Well, today you have a chance, thanks to Te Papa Press.

All you need to do to be in with a shot of winning the Native Birds of New Zealand poster is to leave a comment on this post before 12 noon, Wednesday 23 October 2013, telling us why you want it. 

A winner will be selected at random and contacted by email.

For an extra chance to win (yes, that’s two copies of the poster we’re giving away), and a fun challenge for the dedicated bird lovers amongst us, who can name the most birds in the poster?

Good luck!


Unfortunately we can only post to New Zealand addresses.

The Native Birds of New Zealand poster (755mm x 449mm) is valued at $24.99 and is available to purchase from Te Papa (and their online store).

Elizabeth Marenzi

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Elizabeth is part of the communications team at DOC. She enjoys reconnecting the urban desk jockeys of the world with nature—believing it to be the best anecdote for “tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people.”

146 responses to Giveaway: Native birds of New Zealand poster

  1. 

    I’d love a copy! This would be for the kids, to help them identify and to help brighten up the place!

    Kaka, fantail, Tui, kiwi, morepork, pukeko, kakapo, hihi, bellbird, Kea, kereru, kakariki, grey warbler, penguin

  2. 

    This would make a great addition to my place & help cover some bare walls.

  3. 
    Keitha Scott 135 Stanmore Bay Road Whangaparaoa 23/10/2013 at 10:23 am

    I would like to win the poster for my granddaughter to take to school because her class are learning about different NZ birds

  4. 
    Dianne Matthews 22/10/2013 at 8:53 pm

    I lived in the bush under the Tararua Ranges for many years. I planted eventually 20 acres of native trees. The birds arrived en mass. The Tui fought with the Bellbird, early in the season, and then they sorted out their differences and made their own spaces. The Piwaka, (Fantail) and the Silver Eyes were so plentiful, and I very seldom had to spray for aphid, bugs etc. The native Blackbird took care of the snails, and vied for space with other introduced non natives. I hand reared and released many Kakarikis, but sadly, they never flourished in the cooler years that seemed to be around us then. Oh, how I miss my mountains and my birdsong. What memories this poster would bring to me and my Grandies..

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      Dianne Matthews 22/10/2013 at 9:00 pm

      OMGosh I just remembered the drunk Wood Pigeons high on nectar from the garden, the one that smashed a huge house window on it’s high, and arrived for a visit in our family room, then revived and eventually flew off, a few hours ($500) later The Morepork that camped in the garage until it’s wing got better.. The little Waxy that a local had saved from his cat, that lived inside with us for months, and then left on it’s life journey.. Memories Wow!

  5. 

    What a beautiful and colourful poster

  6. 

    We love the beautiful birds and it would be wonderful teaching my boys the native birds in NZ

  7. 

    Oh I would love to have this poster! I used to have a puzzle of it when I was a little girl. Unfortunately the puzzle is long gone, but having this beauty on my wall would take me straight back to my grandparents house, looking and inspecting every inch of it, trying to remember as many birds as I could.

  8. 
    Victor Tao Dinesen 22/10/2013 at 6:16 pm

    I hope you’re shipping to Denmark, or willing to leave it for a year until I arrive!

    Hjertelig hilsen
    Victor

  9. 

    I have a five-year-old son who is planning to move to Codfish Island to work with endangered kakapo. His three-year-old brother and I would miss him terribly so hopefully this beautiful poster on his wall would convince him to stay put for a bit longer! I love that both my little boys are into nature and conservation and native birds and this would fit into our family perfectly 🙂

  10. 

    I would to win the poster because it’s just plain beautiful – and my walls are not!

  11. 

    As a resident of Waiheke Island I love the birdlife on our beautiful piece of paradise and would love to be able to name all the birds that I see everyday. Great way to start being a birdwatcher.

  12. 

    What an amazing picture. I love the colour of the kea in the middle and the kowhai flowers in the background. Very kiwiana

  13. 
    Gillian Topping 22/10/2013 at 2:15 pm

    What a great poster, it will brighten up any room and remind us of all the precious birds we have in New Zealand

  14. 

    Beautiful print! I reckon:

    Kotare/kingfisher
    Pukeko
    Kiwi – great or little spotted
    Spotless crake
    Kakapo
    Piwakawaka/fantail
    Korimako/bellbird
    Kereru
    Kaka
    Kakariki/yellow crowned parakeet
    Kea
    Tui
    Ruru/morepork
    Grey warbler who has been conned by a…
    Shining cuckoo
    Fiord land crested penguin/tawaki
    Stewart island shag
    Teal(?) duck
    Pied stilt
    Pallid cuckoo
    Rifleman, male and female
    Fernbird
    Stitchbird
    South Island tomtit
    Yellowhead/mohua

  15. 

    My 2 year old loves birds and can name around 20 native nz birds. he’d love this poster!

  16. 
    Sarah Hutchins 22/10/2013 at 1:26 pm

    I would absolutely love to win this poster, I have been looking for something exactly like this for a long time. Our native birds are so beautiful and we are working hard at planting many native trees and shrubs in our garden to attract more and more. Our 2 year old son is learning all the birds names and it would be great to have a poster to use as a reference!

  17. 

    Wow ! What a delightful illustration of New Zealand flora and fauna ! The history, hues, and detail make for a stunning piece of art. I’m very taken by it 🙂

  18. 

    I would love this poster to put up in my sons room he would just love it !

  19. 

    I would give this to my daughter, Tui.

  20. 
    Sarah Newton 22/10/2013 at 12:43 pm

    My son would LOVE this (so would I). I have 2, that’s right 2 copies of Buller’s Birds of NZ (one I rescued from a skip!). Love them so much could look through them forever.

  21. 
    Jennifer Randell 22/10/2013 at 10:19 am

    I would post this to my lovely bird nerd friend in the States who is married to a kiwi (of the human variety).She says that New Zealand’s birds are our national treasure ; >

  22. 
    Leigh Romanos 22/10/2013 at 10:04 am

    I would love a copy of this poster, we have a perfect spot for it in our office. It is gorgeous!

  23. 

    I would love a copy of this poster because they are awesome!

  24. 
    Soledad Diaz 22/10/2013 at 9:55 am

    Beautiful! I have being working with parrots for more than 10 years now, and this poster would be a great additon for my office!

  25. 

    I would like to give this to my 82 year old mother who enjoys spending her afternoons watching birds in the garden. Thus would bring some of our beautiful birds into her home as well.

  26. 

    To remind me of my former home (Nelson) in this new desert home (New Mexico).

  27. 

    I would LOVE to win this poster. Am a huge fan of Sir Walter Lawry Buller! Have been trying to find a copy of his book to own. I did a South Island trip 2 years ago, on which we went over to Stewart Island as I desperately wanted to see some of the stunning birds we have in our beautiful country which are no longer just seen! My favourite pastime is tramping. One of my most admired NZ’ers is the late Don Merton for his amazing conservation work specifically with the kakapo, black robin and saddleback. My partner and I have just bought our first home and this would look amazing framed on our wall!

    The birds shown in the poster are:
    Kaka, SI Tomtit, Shining Cuckoo (with young in a warblers nest), Yellow Crowned Parakeet, NZ Creeper, Yellowhead, Tui, Stitchbird, Kea, NZ Pigeon, Morepork, Fernbird, Rock Wren, Rifleman, Pied Fantail, Bellbird, Kakapo, NZ Kingfisher, Emperor Shag, Fiordland Crested Penguin, Pied Stilt, Brown Duck, Pukeko, Little Spotted Kiwi, Spotless Crake.

  28. 

    Oh my goodness That poster is beautiful! New Zealand is a land of birds and if I could have a slice of that in my room it would make me very happy. If I woke up everyday to that poster, it may even make me into a morning person 😉

  29. 
    Margaret FitzGerald 21/10/2013 at 11:13 pm

    Hi, I would love this poster as I know it would look great in a frame on my lounge wall. Have seen quite a few of these birds in real life, especially a pair of shags that are now nesting near the ashley river, quite near to Rangiora and near to Waikuku beach. We go and see them nearly every day, I am sure she has a nest full of chicks as she is often seen regurgletating To feed them. Often seen the male take over his place on the nest too. Very, very interesting to watch them, marvellous in fact and we have a great shot of them on our camera.

    I have the Bullers Book of nz birds, beautiful book too!

    Hope I could win this poster, crossing my fingers!

    Sent from my iPad

    >

  30. 

    Our native birds are magnificent works of art in themselves. As much as I admire their beauty I prefer them in their natural habitat. This poster is the next best thing.

  31. 
    Pauliina Saarinen 21/10/2013 at 10:49 pm

    Moving out of NZ soon-ish. The poster would be a wonderful momento on the wall of our ~4 years here.

  32. 
    Ngatai Rudolph 21/10/2013 at 9:53 pm

    Just because the birds of the long white cloud are the epitome of majestic beauty, grace and wonder…nothing more and nothing less.

  33. 

    I would really like this poster to admire every day. Please and thank you.

  34. 

    Tui, Kiwi, on the wall
    Who is the fairest of them all
    Kereru, it might be you
    But, lovely Fantail, I pick you

  35. 

    I love this poster and I’m all the way over here in N. America! I’d love to see these birds in person some day in your beautiful country – but meanwhile I’d love to be picked to receive the poster! Love NZ & Australia, too!

  36. 

    I would love a copy of this poster – just last week I was saying to a friend how I’d been hunting for a poster of NZ native birds and low and behold here it is!

  37. 

    In praise of New Zealand birds

    This gorgeous poster I sit alone and admire
    Filled meticulously with breathtakingly beautiful creatures
    I might not recognise them all at once, but having it might let me learn!

    A stichbird, a South Island tomtit, a New Zealand grey fantail, a yellowhead, a fernbird, a tui and a bellbird, all roaming the lively New Zealand bush.

    And mysterious rarities – a kakapo, a kiwi, who wouldn’t die to see those birds roam unthreatened the New Zealand soil once again?

    Even the nocturnal morepork, awakened from its daily sleep, joined the unified avian company.

    But that’s not nearly the end – the kea, the kaka, a parakeet, smart parrots – an integral part of a hike in the forest, however mad some may be for keas cunning plans directed at our sandwiches, one must admit – the brains they must have!

    Moreover, a kereru, the lonely pigeon, its call covers the forest in soft melancholy.

    And lastly, the birds roaming the waters – from a pukeko, wading the shallow swamps, and a pied stilt, fancying both lakes and ocean shores, a New Zealand kingfisher, occupying river waters, the brown duck greeting us at ponds, to the deep ocean loving shag and the vulnerable crested penguin, diving relentlessly every day to get the best fish.

    That’s my dream of New Zealand birds, I think the poster would illustrate my love and neatly add up to my room’s interior. 🙂

  38. 

    I entered a competition to win the book last year and ended up getting a copy for Christmas! I love it so much I still keep it in the bubble wrap in a draw so it doesn’t get damaged (strange but true). When I have a bit of quiet I get the book out and read it through from cover to cover. The poster is so much more practical! Our nine-month-old daughter is already pointing to the birds in our garden – we think she has birdwatching in her DNA. The poster would be lovely for us to look at and share with her as she grows up and great inspiration for my own bird art.

  39. 
    Justine Keyworth 21/10/2013 at 8:54 pm

    This is so beautiful I would put it on my ceiling, lie in bed, and imagine myself amongst the birds!

  40. 
    Fiona Gordon 21/10/2013 at 8:38 pm

    Ever a fan of vintage bird prints (and some awesome plant life in there too!). Love it

    The birds are Kaka, South Island Tomtit, Shining Cuckoo, Yellow-crowned Parakeet (Kakariki), Tui, Grey Warbler (Riorio), Yellowhead (Mohua), Brown Creeper, Hihi, Kaka, Kereru, Morepork (Ruru), Fernbird, Bush Wren, Rifleman, Fantail, Bellbird, Kingfisher, New Zealand King Shag, Fiordland Crested Penguin (Tawaki), Brown Teal (Pateke), Pied Stilt, Pukeko, Great Spotted Kiwi, Kakapo, and Weka

  41. 

    I don’t even have kids yet but I immediately imagined them having this in our future house (I hope I won’t be bringing them up in this damp student flat!) and getting to know all the birds and being cute and nerdy about it (because I can only hope that people think I’m cute when I’m nerdy about birds).

    Kaka, hihi, shining cuckoo, kakariki, mohua, kereru, kea, ruru, fernbird, piwakawaka, pukeko, kingfisher, kakapo, tui, bellbird, grey warbler, kiwi, hoiho, tomtit, rifleman, shag, pied stilt, spotless crake.

  42. 
    Katherine Bilton-Lynn 21/10/2013 at 7:56 pm

    I would love to have this poster as my son is autistic and loves birds, it would be awesome for him to be able to see birds from our homeland, as we have lived in the UK since his birth.

    Thanks Kat

  43. 

    This would make the perfect christmas gift to my dad who loves hearing about what I have learned at university regarding New Zealand’s natural history. I love the camouflaged kakapo!

  44. 
    Philip Melgren 21/10/2013 at 7:18 pm

    Absolutely brilliant poster.
    I’ve been on the lookout for a poster of Native New Zealand birds for Katie, my 8 yr old daughter, so this is fantastic.

  45. 
    Michelle Tate 21/10/2013 at 7:08 pm

    We’re needing to decorate a room for our wee peanut due in Feb. Both of us are pretty bird mad so we’ll be passing that passion on. Can see a great space in the room for this poster!

  46. 
    Jacky Braid 21/10/2013 at 7:03 pm

    That poster is so beautiful that if I don’t win it, I’m going to have to buy it.

  47. 

    I was recently introduced to bird photography and I’ve been really enjoying learning the NZ birds – would love to have this framed up on the wall!

  48. 

    I’d love to have this poster and would put it in a place of pride to brighten our hallway and give our friends a colourful visual treat when they come to visit. =) Thanks for the opportunity to win one!

  49. 

    My daughter is a junior volunteer at Maungatautiri. We’re moving soon & would like to update her bedroom to her current age & interests. A move away from pink towards green would suit her perfectly.

  50. 

    I would love to win this poster and have it on my wall. I’m a volunteer kaka feeder at Zealandia wildlife sanctuary and am studying environmental science part time while working, and I’m passionate about preserving MZ’s beautiful threatened birds. But actually I would give it to my Auntie who also loves birds but is no longer well enough to get out and see them in the sanctuary, that way she could admire them all on her wall when she only has sparrows in the garden.

  51. 
    Nadia Moffat 21/10/2013 at 5:17 pm

    I would love to surprise my tamariki with this poster. They love discovering nature and it could help extend that interest and lead to interesting discussions with them. Oh and if we put it up in their bedroom it could hide the earthquake damage cracks that still need to be repaired!

  52. 

    I’d love this on my lounge wall 🙂

  53. 

    We would love to win this. Our 4 girls, especially the 7yr old have a great interest in native birds and we try and spot as many as possible on our weekend walks. 🙂

  54. 

    I would love to own this poster because it is stunningly beautiful and I would really appreciate it because I am to aspiring to become an ornithologist and have always been a fan of NZ!!!

    Great Spotted Kiwi,Kakapo, Fantail, Pukeko, Yellow-eyed penguin, Ruru, Bellbird, Kea, Tui, Shining Cuckoo, Grey Warbler, Yellow-crowned Parakeet, Tui, Hihi, Kaka, Kereru, Kingfisher, Pied Stilt, Kakapo, Fantail, Pukeko, Yellow-eyed penguin, Ruru, Bellbird, New Zealand King Shag, Great Spotted Kiwi, Yellowhead, South Island Tomtit, Fernbird, Bush Wren, Brown Creeper, Brown Teal, Weka.

  55. 

    Not just one, but TUI posters up for grabs!? And the whole KEA to winning is just to leave a comment?! I must say, I’m a big FANTAIL of this giveaway. Good luck all. =]

  56. 
    Chelsea Robertson 21/10/2013 at 4:56 pm

    The posted would look amazing in my dull Dunedin flat!

  57. 
    Brendon Finlay 21/10/2013 at 4:45 pm

    This poster would be amazeballs as it would allow my self to get lost in the world of New Zealand ecology from the comfort of my study desk. (yes, most probably whilst studying…)

  58. 

    I’d like the poster so every time I look at it, it can remind me that Sir Walter Buller personally contributed to the extinction of a number of NZ bird species, that the species we have left are incredibly precious, and to fight every day to help ensure their survival.

  59. 
    Stuart Burbidge 21/10/2013 at 4:27 pm

    Have you seen it, who wouldn’t want it on their wall?!
    Well I do anyway..

  60. 
    Tom McMurtry 21/10/2013 at 4:27 pm

    It would be awesome to win such a beautiful poster.

    The birds are: Kea, Tui, Shining Cuckoo, Grey Warbler (in the nest), Yellow-crowned Parakeet, Tui, Hihi (Male), Kaka, Kereru, Kingfisher, Pied Stilt, Kakapo, Fantail, Pukeko, Yellow-eyed penguin, Ruru, Bellbird, New Zealand King Shag, Great Spotted Kiwi, Yellowhead, South Island Tomtit, Fernbird, Bush Wren, Brown Creeper, Brown Teal, weka.

  61. 

    beautiful … yes please 🙂

  62. 

    About to do up a room, this would be the centrepiece, and the inspiration for colour and theme would come from it. Love it!

  63. 

    This would be an awesome addition to our home. Our garden is slowly but surely attracting more and more birds.

  64. 

    I like this poster because I’m interested in unique wildlife!

  65. 

    I would love this for my three year old son so he can learn all the names and how to identify the birds.

  66. 

    I have a similar bird poster hanging on my wall. It is old, vintage and a bit tatty but it is really inspiring. I love it! But it would be great to have a nice new one that I could frame and display proudly. I have been inspired to paint my own native NZ birds. It would be so lovely to win one.

  67. 
    Geoff Churchill 21/10/2013 at 3:30 pm

    This poster is wonderful! I think it would definitely aid my crusade to turn my flatmates and friends towards conservation. I’m always trying to get them out to help with plantings and monitoring.

    And the birds are looking like Kaka, SI tomtit (male), shining cuckoo, yellow crowned kakariki, grey warbler, little spotted kiwi, pied stilt, mohua, brown teal, brown creeper, tui, hihi (male), rifleman, kereru, fernbird, rock wren, fantail, bellbird, kakapo, ruru, Stewart Island (or Chatham Island?) shag, pukeko, yellow eyed penguin, marsh crake, and kingfisher.

  68. 
    David Bhana 21/10/2013 at 3:27 pm

    Yes Please! Would be so awesome to have on my wall!

  69. 

    I’d love a copy of this poster cause I love birds, especially NZ birds!!! I take every chance I get to get outdoors to spot some of these birds….. But it would be cool to have a pic of them for when I’m stuck indoors studying!!! 🙂

  70. 

    I’d love a copy because a) I live in suburbia and see these birds not nearly enough and b) I’ve injured myself recently and can’t even escape for a bush walk to breath in the bush air and listen to bird song!

  71. 

    I’m leaving the country soon so this would be great to take with me so I can hang it on my walls and it can remind me of all the great birds I learned about while living in NZ!

  72. 
    paniawilliams 21/10/2013 at 3:15 pm

    I would love to win this beautiful poster because I love birds and I also love this traditional style of artwork.
    Both bonuses!

  73. 

    I would LOVE a copy of this poster, it is absolutely stunning and as a keen ecology student at Lincoln University it would be a great addition to my study area. The birds are a kiwi, kea, tūī, bellbird, penguin, pukeko, shag, kereru, fantail, SI tomtit, brown duck, kingfisher, weka, creeper, yellowhead, kākā, fernbird, stitchbird, kākāpō, piopio, bush wren, kaka, shining cuckoo, parakeet, morepork owl, rifleman, pied stilt.

    Hopefully hear from you soon 😉

  74. 

    Cool… I want it! Because it is awesome.

  75. 

    I would love this poster! I have all sorts of native bird things in my home and this would look great in my sons room. Where abouts can I buy it if I am not lucky enough to win one?

  76. 

    Stunning! My wall is duller than yours! (probably) would love to get my mitts on the poster. Nice work!

  77. 

    My 8 year old son Olly loves birds! We went to Tiritiri Matangi again yesterday for a visit and finally saw a kōkako! There is no kōkako in the poster but we’d still love to frame it and hang it on our wall!

  78. 

    Gorgeous poster that I’d love to hang up in our lounge to remind me of my mother.

  79. 

    Hi there – I love NZ birds and, even though it sounds a bit selfish, I really just want it for me! Cheers

  80. 
    Fin K. Schrute 21/10/2013 at 2:51 pm

    Such a beautiful poster! I have been very interested in NZ birds since i was a young child, been to Kapiti Island, Zealandia, Mt. Bruce, etc. To win this poster would be awesome, i mean how can the Kakapo be rated the second ugliest animal behind the blobfish, its so cute!

  81. 
    Marine Aubert 21/10/2013 at 2:46 pm

    Stunning poster, I’d love to put it on my office wall! It fits so well with my PhD topic about native birds, I’m sure it would keeps me motivated and productive when I’m not out in the field 🙂

  82. 

    I could look at this when I am listening to the beautiful native New Zealand birdsong. Which I often do when homesick. And New Zealand has some beautiful, clever and interesting birds.

  83. 
    Julia Bracegirdle 21/10/2013 at 2:41 pm

    I would love a copy as I have some ancestral connections to Buller’s Book of Birds. My great great grandfather Charles Hepburn Robson was a light house keeper who collected birds for Buller. I have a copy of a letter to Buller where he mentions leaving a merganser duck in his back yard. Buller gave him a first edition of his book which is still with the male descendent of the family.

  84. 
    Jacob Mcconachie 21/10/2013 at 2:32 pm

    I would love to have it because i would put it in my room and would love to wake up to birds just like you would when they were not endangered

  85. 

    Hi there,

    I would love to have a copy of this poster. It will go in my room where it will look absolutely splendid.

  86. 

    because New Zealand has the most beautiful birds 🙂

  87. 

    It would be amazing to have this stunning poster in my home, so I can be reminded of the beautiful birds the inhabit the rest of our country!

  88. 

    beautiful poster … my kids would love this… i can almost see them argueing of who gets to have it in their room. The 8yr daughter has a talent for drawing birds and would love it, while 5yr old son just adores nz wildlife and tells everyone that when he grows up hes going to save all the special birds and animals! He loves the idea of working for Doc oneday!

  89. 

    I would love this poster, as a bird lover I love how it captures so many birds in such detail and shows their characters and beauty. If was so lucky to win it I would frame it for my wall so everyday I was reminded of the amazing birds we are so lucky to still have. If I dont win id love to buy it but i see its not on the Te Papa online sales, but there is some other amazing other stationary using Buller’s birds imagines.

  90. 

    Okay, these are the species I have so far:
    Kea, Tui, Shining Cuckoo, Red-crowned Parakeet, Tui, Hihi (Male), Kaka, Kereru, Kingfisher, Pied Stilt, Kakapo, Fantail, Pukeko, Fiordland-crested Penguin or Yellow-eyed penguin (the image is a little small to tell :P), Ruru, Bellbird, Auckland Island Shag, Weka, Yellowhead, South Island Tomtit, Fernbird, Rock Wren (or possibly the extinct Bushwren), Kiwi.
    I’ll have to have a think about the last few, haha! 🙂

  91. 
    Joseph Terrill 21/10/2013 at 1:36 pm

    E koekoe te tui, e ketekete te kaka, e kuku te kereru/ The tui chatters, the parrot gabbles, the wood pigeon coo’s.
    “It takes alll kinds of people”

  92. 

    Beautiful works of art representing our equally amazing and beautiful birds :). This cromolithograph would make a great poster! x

  93. 

    Because i am a yung bird enthusiaast who wants this to chek what birds i see in my grannys backyard when i see them 🙂

  94. 
    Jenni Brown 21/10/2013 at 1:10 pm

    This is a stunning poster of New Zealand birds. I love birds especially “our birds” and would be thrilled to have this poster grace my home for my grand children to see and enjoy when they visit from Australia.

  95. 

    My 7 year has been obsessed with NZ native animals after he finished with obsession with pests in New Zealand (possums being the favourite). We’re also off the Kapiti Island over Christmas so the poster would be great to keep up his enthausium!!

  96. 

    I’d really enjoy having a copy of this poster because I’m trying to learn to be able to identify all the birds I come across. I had a go at naming the birds in the poster: Kaka, South Is tomtit, shining cuckoo, kakariki, tui, grey warbler, yellowhead, brown creeper, stitchbird, kea, kereru, morepork, song thrush, rifleman, NZ dotterel, fantail, bellbird, kingfisher, Stewart Is shag, Fiordland crested penguin, mallard, pukeko, great spotted kiwi, kakapo, pied stilt, spotless crake.

  97. 

    As for a bird list, here’s my best guess:

    Kea, Kaka, Kakariki, Shining Cuckoo, Grey Warbler, Tui, Mohua, Tomtit, (North Island?) Piopio, Kereru, Hihi, Ruru, Fernbird, Rifleman, Rock Wren, Piwakawaka, Bellbird, Kakapo, Spotless Crake, Great Spotted Kiwi, Pukeko, Pied Shag, Sacred Kingfisher, Black-winged Stilt, ?Brown Teal?, Yellow-eyed Penguin.

  98. 
    Dave Bryden 21/10/2013 at 1:01 pm

    I primarily work with kokako and am a little disappointed they were not included on the poster. Though it is beautiful none the less!

  99. 

    My toddler girl now points out birds before I see them. This would be great on her wall, just above the skirting board, so she could see the birds at home too.

  100. 
    Marisa Muskett 21/10/2013 at 12:48 pm

    Would love this awesome poster, would share it with the 2 kindies I work at 🙂

  101. 

    I would love this poster! I am a massive fan of all the New Zealand birds. I am a young member of Forest and Bird NZ and hope I will live to see all these magnificent species continue to thrive in our beautiful country.

  102. 

    We would love to have this poster in our lounge as we are lovers of birds, especially New Zealand natives and with a last name of Bird how could we not… Cheers 🙂

  103. 
    Lucy Jane Gray 21/10/2013 at 12:30 pm

    This is a beautiful poster – each one of these birds are a national treasure in my opinion.

  104. 
    andrea markham 21/10/2013 at 12:30 pm

    Birds are my favorite animal and pet i love my birds they are such neat animals. kereru, morepork, Shag, kaka, kea, kakpo, tui, fantail, kiwi, pukeko kingfisher,, pied stilt, penguin sparrow, thrush??

  105. 
    andrea markham 21/10/2013 at 12:29 pm

    Birds are my favorite animal and pet i love my birds they are such neat animals. kereru, morepork, Shag, kaka, kea, kakpo, tui, fantail, kiwi, pukeko kingfisher,, pied stilt, penguin sparrow, kakriki, oyster cathcer, rockhopper, weka,

  106. 
    Rachael Llewellyn 21/10/2013 at 12:25 pm

    Would love this beautiful poster to remind me of all the beautiful birds in New Zealand while I study Veterinary Medicine in Melbourne. Beautiful depiction of a kiwi, an Australasian crested grebe, a kaka, a kea, a kakapo, a moreprok, a pukeko, a stitchbird/hihi, a tui, a wood pidgeon (kereru), a kingfisher, a cirl bunting, a brown teal, an erect crested penguin, an oystercatcher, a weka, a karariki, a black stilt, a koekoea (long tailed cuckoo), a matata and a pipipi (brown creeper).

  107. 
    Karen fidler 21/10/2013 at 12:20 pm

    this would look great on my wall, New Zealand birds are just beautiful.

  108. 

    This poster would be perfect decoration in my flat! I’m studying in Australia and it would be a beautiful reminder of the gorgeous birds from home.

  109. 
    Eiren Sweetman 21/10/2013 at 12:14 pm

    Myself and my partner are huge fans of our beautiful native birds in NZ and try to do our part to look after them. This poster is amazing! I can see Kereru, Kea, Kaka, Kakapo (Sirocco!), Kiwi, Kakariki, Shining Cuckoo, Mohua, Tui, Hihi (stitchbird), Fernbird, Fantail (piwakawaka), Morepork, Kingfisher, Pukeko, Bellbird, Weka, Pied Stilt, Rifleman, and possibly a tomtit and yellow-eyed penguin or rock hopper in the background.

  110. 

    I was just talking with a friend last week about our need for a good nz native bird poster. Wow! Perfect.

  111. 
    Elaine Matheson 21/10/2013 at 12:09 pm

    I would love to be able to have this poster to educate myself and my 3 grandchildren on some of New Zealand’s native birds that we haven’t been lucky enough to see.

  112. 

    This poster would be the ideal thing to hang in my office, which is otherwise crowded with the offerings of Australian ornithologists.

  113. 
    Nita Hastings 21/10/2013 at 12:06 pm

    We would be honoured to have such a Taonga displayed on our wall 🙂

  114. 

    Its absolutely gorgeous, I just love the colours and the detail.. and of course I am a big birdo, so I would LOVE to win this poster.

  115. 
    marktmaultby 21/10/2013 at 12:05 pm

    I would love a copy of this poster because it’s a magnificent painting. It’s as simple as that. 🙂

  116. 
    marktmaultby 21/10/2013 at 12:04 pm

    I would love this poster because the painting is magnificent. It’s a simple as that. 🙂

  117. 

    When I attended university in New Zealand in 2006 I didn’t own a camera, but I did go camping on the west coast of the south island to listen to kiwi birds and visited the bird sanctuary next to the botanical gardens in Dunedin on my daily walk home in the North Valley. I will never forget the sight of the giant royal albatrosses on Harington Head while entering the water at Aramoana. Since that time, I have owned several digital cameras, and I have photographed birds from Alaska to Peru to Scotland. This poster captures the beauty and uniqueness of birds in New Zealand. Why do I want this poster? So I have something to bring the images of birds I knew to life, as well as share the images with my grandchild, my husband, and my colleagues!

  118. 

    I would love to be able to hang this on my daughters wall 🙂

  119. 
    Ellen Schoener 21/10/2013 at 11:56 am

    I would love a poster! I am a PhD student from Germany studying diseases in native NZ birds (especially saddleback) and I just love the NZ birdlife. Would be a great addition to brighten up my workspace!

  120. 

    Would LOVE this to frame and put on the wall at home 🙂

  121. 

    My 6 year old wants to work for doc one day or be a wild bird vet. This would be amazing for her wall

  122. 

    I would like this poster to teach my son of the various NZ native bird species, he’s only 14 months but loves going into our aviary to look at the birds.

  123. 

    Sirocco sent me here via his FB page. The kaka has been my fave bird since I was 7 (that’s 50 years!!) and I love that this is the bird right in the centre of this gorgeous poster. We would mount it and put it on the wall in our lounge

  124. 
    Carissa Walton 21/10/2013 at 11:45 am

    We would love to win this. We’re teaching our children about native birds. This is beautiful! What a great resource.

  125. 

    Oh my gosh, this is such a beautiful poster! I might have to pop in to te papa one pay day 🙂 I was linked to this blog by Sirocco’s facebook page, awesome to see his ancestor in the background :p

  126. 
    Liberty Johnston 21/10/2013 at 11:43 am

    I would love this poster on my wall! What a cool giveaway!

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      Liberty Johnston 21/10/2013 at 12:13 pm

      birds on the poster: yellow crowned parakeet, kaka, kea, kiwi, pukeko, kereru, penguin (Hoiho?), fantail, new zealand kingfisher, long tailed cuckoo, morepork, stitchbird, bellbird, fernbird, pied stilt, shining cuckoo, nz scaup!

  127. 
    Jarrod Wright 21/10/2013 at 11:41 am

    I’d love to hang this poster on my 2 year old daughter’s wall, she loves birds!

  128. 

    I’ve admired this poster for a while at a friend’s place. I’d love to have it hanging in our lounge to spark conversations about New Zealand’s awesome birdlife with the kids.

  129. 

    That is absolutely beautiful!

  130. 
    Kathy Bellis 21/10/2013 at 11:40 am

    `I would love this poster to remind me of the wonderful birds of NZ when I have to return to the UK

  131. 
    Jared Waters 21/10/2013 at 11:39 am

    I would love to have this poster in the wall of my study to look at to remind of New Zealand’s beautiful avifauna while I am studying.

  132. 
    Brad Gibbons 21/10/2013 at 11:39 am

    I would like the poster because NZ wildlife is the bomb, yo

  133. 
    Julie Robson 21/10/2013 at 11:37 am

    I’d love this to teach my daughter about the wonderful NZ birds. She is 4 and can already identify quite a few!

  134. 

    This poster is beautiful, a perfect kiwiana item to send to the rellies overseas for x-mas 🙂

  135. 
    Alex Fensome 21/10/2013 at 11:32 am

    I would love this poster to brighten up my dreary room with lovely birdies.

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      Alex Fensome 21/10/2013 at 11:36 am

      Name the birds:
      Kaka, Kea, Tui, kiwi, morepork, pukeko, penguin, kakapo, hihi, fantail, bellbird, kereru, kakariki, scaup, grey warbler, NZ Robin, fernbird

  136. 
    Adam Raumati 21/10/2013 at 10:50 am

    I would like this poster to give to my father.

  137. 

    This poster is beautiful! I would love this in my living room it would fits so perfectly!

  138. 
    Steve Cossaboom 21/10/2013 at 9:22 am

    This would be a sensational poster for my lounge wall!

  139. 
    Phil Holland 21/10/2013 at 9:14 am

    It would be a great addition to our flat

  140. 
    Cathy Brown 21/10/2013 at 9:11 am

    Hi

    I wwould love this poster to give my daughter for Christmas. This would stop her cutting up the Bullers book that she inherited!

    cheers Cathy

  141. 
    Astrid Nunns 21/10/2013 at 9:07 am

    I’d love a copy of this poster! I have recently moved from a lakeside house in beautiful Fiordland to an apartment in Wellington and I am missing the birds so much. Having this poster on the wall is not quite the same as hearing tuis and bellbirds in the morning and looking out towards the Murchinson Mountains and knowing that there are takahe hidden up there – but it is a start!