American Birding Association (ABA)

BIRDING-NZ – New Zealand Birding newsgroup – New Zealand Birding forum and discussion group

Birding Southern Queensland

Birding hotspots around the world – great global bird and birding resource – meet a birding pal, be a birding pal

Birding World – Europe’s Premier Monthly bird magazine, which has now ceased publication, but still has many online resources

Birdlife Australia Rarities Committee

Birds of Holland – by Rein Hofman – a site devoted to the NZ brown teal

Bushy Point fernbirds – private fernbird reserve near Invercargill

Capetown Pelagics – South African pelagic birding

Eco-Vista: Photography & Research – bird photography – supplier of almost all photos for this site!

Electronic Resources on Ornithology

Fat Birder – Worldwide birding resource

Gloster Birder – great site run by Mike King outlining Gloucestershire (UK) sightings, records, and birding info

Kiwi House Otorohanga – kiwi and native bird park dedicated to the conservation of New Zealand’s native wildlife

Miranda Shorebird Centre – a key place we visit to see shorebirds during our tours

New Zealand Birding Network – Birding operators and accommodation in New Zealand – we are a member of this organisation

New Zealand Birds

New Zealand falcon – website dedicated to this species

Ocean Wanderers – for serious birders and Pelagic enthusiasts

Ornithological Society of New Zealand

Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand

SAVE THE ALBATROSS – Save the Albatross Campaign

Subantarctic Islands – an educational resource of the NZ sub-antarctic islands and Macquarie Island – huge birding site

Tony Palliser’s Pelagic Home Page

Wildlife Experiences – a small business based in Victoria, Australia providing tours, photography, and consultancy services

WorldTwitch – finding rare birds around the world


Places and people we have birded at/with and enjoyed

Bellavista Cloud Forest Reserve and Lodge – fantastic birding and lodge near Quito Ecuador (Brent stayed here in 2016, read his BLOG here)

Asa Wright Nature Centre – awesome birding and lodge in Trinidad (Brent stayed here in 2012, read one of the BLOGs here)

Pax Guest House – located perfectly in Trinidad and can arrange excellent birding guides (Brent stayed here in 2012, read one of the BLOGs here)


NZ and world pelagic websites

Albatross Encounter – incredible pelagic birdwatching trips from Kaikoura, New Zealand

Assassin Boat charters – Brett and Chris Rathe are THE best charter operators out of Sandspit for the Hauraki Gulf and NZ Storm-petrel

Scilly Pelagics – Bob Flood and Ashley Fisher organise fantastic pelagics out of the Scilly Isles, plus loads of pelagic resources


Other sites of interest

Backpacker Board NZ – independent New Zealand Travel Guide run by a group of backpackers and independent travellers

Backpack New Zealand – great resource of information about New Zealand and NZ tourism

Department of Conservation – Government department that administers Conservation land in New Zealand.  We operate in New Zealand as Concessionaires.  Their website has a lot of information about New Zealand and its conservation estate.

New Zealand Tourism Online – comprehensive NZ travel, accommodation, attractions, tours, transport, vacation and visitor information



Arthur Morris / Birds as Art – bird photographer extraordinaire

Better view desired – optics articles and reviews

Digital Photography Review – digital photography site

DCviews – digital photography site

Eco-Vista: Photography & Research – bird photography – supplier of almost all photos for this site!

Jason Elsworth Photography – New Zealand bird photographer

The Binocular Site – independent reviews of binoculars from all manufacturers

Wildlife Images – Natural History photography of Australian birds