News Archive

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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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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