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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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Off to a ripper of a start with kiwi

Brent and his group have started well - SIX northern brown kiwi on the first night including a little juvenile! Read more here - https://b1rder.blogspot.com/2019/02/day-one-kiwi.html

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Another tour starts tomorrow!

Matt and Phil have been going well on their tours - more on that soon! Brent just arrived in Auckland and starts his 21-day tour tomorrow, so it is still all go! He will be updating his blog on a near daily basis throughout the tour - www.B1RDER.blogspot.com - take a...

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Continuing the great run

Sav finished up his tour yesterday with a very happy group, and a tour total of 155 species.  The last few days have been excellent, with a great Stewart Island pelagic - 18 species of tubenosed seabirds!  Unfortunately no mottled petrels or broad-billed prions on the...

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Update on progress

Well the guys are all out and doing well on tour!  Sav is closing in on the final days with his group and have had a great tour.  They had an excellent Kaikoura pelagic, finding a large trawler which had over 100 albatross behind it, with six species of albatross...

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Great start to the years tours!

Sav's tour continues to go well with his group. They had an incredible 'extravaganza' with long-tailed cuckoos in Pureora Forest Park with maybe 10 birds calling and flying about, with some excellent close views! Also lots of yellow-crowned parakeets, kaka, and a...

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21-day tours start well for 2019

Well Sav is off to a great start on his 21-day tour. The weather has been kind so far and a great group got off to an excellent start with four beaut North Island brown kiwi on the first evening! Excellent views and a lot of calling activity also. Next day had nice...

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Back into 21-day tours!

Well Happy New Year everyone! Hope everyone had a chance to relax a little and spend time with family and friends over the festive season.  We all managed a chance to relax a bit after the late-2018 tours, and now we are about to kick off with our first early-2019...

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Praise for Birds of New Zealand: A Photographic Guide

Booking with us on a 21-day tour will entitle you to a copy of Birds of New Zealand: A Photographic Guide by Paul Scofield and our very own Brent Stephenson! You will receive a copy of the book - one per couple, one per single - as part of the tour price.  We love the...

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