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Matt on a short tour around Auckland

Matt has just been leading a tour with a couple around the Auckland area and writes the following after a very successful three days. DAY 1 We left downtown Auckland, and headed to a nearby park, and with very heavy rain we used the car as hide and great views of...

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Soggy in the Central North Island with Sav

Sav and his group have also been having a soggy time in the central North Island. Unfortunately, the weather forecast for the planned Whitianga pelagic was atrocious so the skipper cancelled it, and they made alternative plans. Instead they ventured to Pureora a day...

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Last days with Neil on the South Island

Neil and his group are approaching the final day of the tour. Yesterday they left Stewart Island and managed to find some great Otago shags, and excellent yellow-eyed penguins during the afternoon. Also a few Hooker's sea lions along the coast. Today they headed...

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Phil now on the South Island

The last few days have been excellent for Phil and his group.  Of the last couple of days he writes... Little egret and curlew sandpiper showing well amongst the shorebirds at Foxton. Heading across the Cook Strait sawNorthern Royal albatross, plus the usual suspects...

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Neil hits the jackpot!

Last night Neil and his group had SIX Stewart Island brown kiwi during a walk with Matt Jones (who also works for Ulva's Guided Walks www.ulva.co.nz and they do kiwi spotting tours).  Now that is great, but it gets better if you are a seabird fan...  Neil writes this...

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Brent’s group hits Miranda

Last few days blogs are on the website - https://b1rder.blogspot.com Here is todays...we are having an awesome time and getting lots of great images!...

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Neil’s group in the deep South

After our magical evening with the Okarito Kiwi, we headed south along the West Coast.  Brief visit to look for a mountain view, which was unfortunately hidden by low cloud.  So headed on to a secluded beach where we had two Fiordland Penguins emerging from the surf...

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Sav starts his tour

Sav started a 21-day birding tour yesterday, so still four consecutive tours running. He writes the following on his first day...   Excellent views of fairy tern, and even two brown teal at Waiwera. Last night brilliant views of morepork and three kiwi, including a...

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Neil and his group on the West Coast

Neil writes this today about his group and their success... Crossed over to the West Coast two days ago and met up with two very confiding Keas near Arthur's Pass. Had the first really good close views of Brown Creeper and South Island Tomtit. Had a full turn out for...

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Last days with Matt on tour

Matt has now finished his tour with some very happy folks now heading home.  He writes the following about his last few days on tour... DAY 19 Shortly after the ferry left Oban heading towards Bluff, we spotted a Fiordland Crested Penguin on the rocky shore, other...

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