Well it is the start of the new year – Happy 2018 every one!  We are gearing up for our early 2018 21-day tours which kick off in a week or so. Looking forward to some excellent birding.  We have also just added dates for our pelagics in Warkworth (into the Hauraki Gulf for NZ storm-petrel and other northern breeding seabirds), Whitianga (for Pycroft’s petrel and other northern breeding seabirds) and Stewart Island (lots of albatross and generally mottled petrel and broad-billed prion).  Take a look and if you are travelling independently around the country and want to join one of these pelagics then please email us!  Also, if you are travelling independently around New Zealand, you really need to talk with us about our trip planning service – it could save you a lot of time and effort, and missed birds!