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Matt with daytime kiwi on Ulva – video

Matt had an incredible sighting of a daytime Southern brown kiwi on Ulva Island yesterday whilst with a couple of clients.  He took this short video - hope you enjoy it!   Your Website Title (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if...

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Amazing days for Brent’s group

We had some bad weather earlier, and then an amazing run of great weather on Stewart Island.  A great couple of visits to Ulva Island - with a daytime KIWI yesterday!  Absolutely amazing to see these birds out during the day, and a very special experience! The group...

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Sav and his group reach the South Island

This in from Sav who is having a great time with his group.   Pureora in the rain, but lovely views of several key species : yellow-crowned parakeet, both cuckoos, tomtit and lots of kakas. Then to blue ducks in the drizzle. Brilliant bitterns and fernbird before...

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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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