Paul Scofield is the Curator of Vertebrate Zoology at Canterbury Museum, New Zealand. He has been a seabird biologist for over 20 years and has travelled from the high Arctic to the Antarctic studying them. Also based in New Zealand, Derek Onley is a wildlife artist of international acclaim. Specialising in seabirds, Derek has illustrated more than a dozen books and numerous other publications.
'A well-crafted and useful field guide that pays fine tribute to a really fabulous group of birds.' Birdwatch (June 2007) 'An excellent addition to the field guide series.' BTO News (May-June 2007) 'Whether you are a travelling birder seeking new ticks around the globe or a local birdwatcher keen to get to grips with the occasional petrel or shearwater seen offshore in British waters... this great value book comes highly recommended.' Morecambe Visitor (July 2007) 'This book is an absolute must buy for seabirders.' British Birds (August 2007) 'Books as well researched and as well illustrated as this will certainly encourage and promote a greater interest in these wonderful birds.' Avicultural Magazine (no.3 2007)