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Blog posts daily as Brent and his group tour

Brent and his group had a pretty incredible first day today.  A blog is up and will be - sleep deprivation willing - posted pretty much every day.  A pretty incredible first day with amazing views of Northern brown kiwi.  Check out the blog post here and check the...

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Great sightings despite some weather!

Well Phil and Matt continue to have a great run on their 21-day tours, despite a little weather along the way.  Sav has just about completed a short 5-day custom tour with some clients, and is on just over 90 species, with no pelagic.  Pretty much cleaned up on all...

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Phil and Matt’s tours off to great starts

Well Phil and his group started their tour just over a week ago, and really are doing well.  They have had great views of Northern brown kiwi and fairy tern in the north, and a great Hauraki Gulf pelagic with New Zealand storm-petrel and all the usual suspects....

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Off to a great start!

Well Sav and has group have started with great success as they head around the country.  The tour is a slightly adjusted two week tour, but they have really been seeing some excellent birds.  If you are after a custom tour, just let us know what it is you want and we...

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The season is filling fast

Well just under a week until we kick off with our first tours of the season.  Sav will be leading the way with our first 'custom' tour, that has a slightly different itinerary to our normal 21-day tours.  We were contacted by this group to do a slight variation on our...

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British Birdwatching Fair 2019

Well the British Birdwatching Fair this year could be quite different to that in previous years, with enforcement of EU rules that makes it very difficult for overseas operators to comply.  So we will see how the Bird Fair adjusts. But Wrybill Birding Tours, NZ will...

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A chance to reflect on the 2018-19 summer season

Well, the end of Brent's tour a few days ago marks the end of our 2018-19 summer season!  It has been our biggest season to date, with nine 21-day tours, and a number of shorter custom tours throughout the season.  It has certainly kept us and our guides busy for the...

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Last days for Brent and his group

Yesterday was a big day of travel from Stewart Island heading north to Oamaru.  But some great views of yellow-eyed penguin and Otago shag were had along the way.  Today they had a stunning blue sky day in the Mackenzie Basin, with excellent views of black stilt, some...

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Stewart Island for Brent and his group

An excellent couple of days on Stewart Island for Brent and his group. Yesterday they spent the afternoon on Ulva Island a cleaned up, with lots of good birds showing well - yellowhead, South Island saddleback, red-crowned parakeet, etc.  Today was an excellent...

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Continuing strong with rock wren

Brent and his group managed to get great views of rock wren today, despite rain! https://b1rder.blogspot.com/2019/02/day-sixteen-wrens-in-rain.html Neil also had some success with his private group, getting some good views of cirl bunting and three species of grebe on...

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