News Archive

Amazing day on the West Coast

Brent and his group had another great day - getting through to the West Coast, the sun was shining and the road open - so that was great.  But an amazing night out with Mike from Okarito Kiwi Tours getting incredible views of a male Okarito kiwi (Rowi) and having him...

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In the Alps

Brent and his group are just back in after success hearing great spotted kiwi - awesome! https://b1rder.blogspot.com/2019/02/day-thirteen-stilts.html

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Tours going strong

Brent and has group have had a great couple of days - Queen Charlotte Sound, Kaikoura, and mostly in good weather.  Heading through to Arthur's Pass tomorrow, and could be a little damp!  Read the blogs here......

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Leaving the North Island for Brent and his group

So yesterday was an early night and so no blog posted by Brent! Sleep is a rare commodity on these trips.  But here is yesterdays blog from Brent https://b1rder.blogspot.com/2019/02/day-nine-early-bittern.html And todays!  Enjoy.  All is going well and first day on...

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Last days on Matt’s tour

So Matt finished up with his group today.  Sounds like they had an awesome time, and they were definitely in great hands!  Some of the last days as they headed to Stewart Island, they had a Buller's albatross which was new for the group, and even better great looks at...

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Wobbly seas and Pterodromas

Brent and his group had a great day - Miranda in the morning and excellent Pycroft's in the afternoon.  Read the blog! https://b1rder.blogspot.com/2019/02/day-six-wobbly-seas-and-pterodromas.html

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Tiritiri Matangi and Miranda turn it on

Brent and his group had a great day and night on Tiritiri Matangi island yesterday, leaving this morning and heading to Miranda.  Here are two blogs from the days - https://b1rder.blogspot.com/2019/02/day-four-gotta-love-tiri.html...

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Awesome day on the Hauraki Gulf

Today Brent and his group had a very calm but productive day on the Hauraki Gulf.  Great New Zealand storm-petrels in close to the boat, black petrel, and all the other suspects.  Plus three (!!) species of shark seen.  Check out his blog for a slow-motion video of...

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Latest from Matt and Phil on tour

So, Phil and his group have now finished up their tour, but they had an excellent last run.  After their success with rock wren they spent some more time in the Eglinton Valley the next day, where they had great forest birds, including South Island robin, rifleman,...

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Day two for Brent and his group

Another awesome day, and yes it was hot. But magic views of fairy tern feeding a juvenile, first forest birds and takahe at point blank. All going well. Take a look at the blog - https://b1rder.blogspot.com/…/day-two-hot-terns-and-close-t…!

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