New Zealand Birding Tour

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New Zealand Birding Tour

Join us on our birding tour across beautiful New Zealand. Leaving from Auckland and ending in Invercargill, this 14-day tour covers both the North and South Islands and takes in all the best birding spots. We aim to visit such places as Tiritiri Matangi, Miranda, the Central Plateau and Pureora Forest, Manawatu Estuary, Kaikoura, the South Island mountains, Stewart & Ulva Islands, Twizel and Central Otago.

Birdwatching in New Zealand

New Zealand has many unique bird species and we’ll be looking for representatives of the endemic families – kiwis, NZ parrots, NZ wrens, NZ wattlebirds, NZ creepers, and the stitchbird; in addition, expect species such as Wrybill, New Zealand pigeon, Keas, Kakas, Shags, Wekas and Tuis, Penguins, and even Bellbirds and a variety of seabirds – including Albatrosses – during a half-day pelagic. Expect to see over 120 species: this trip is surely a treat that shouldn’t be missed!

The tour includes a relaxed, bird-rich pelagic trip; night-spotting for Kiwis; spectacular scenery; great camaraderie & good food. Optional add-ons available. (unfortunately, no discounts are available on this tour).

Featured Birds

  • Kaka, Kea, Tui, Stitchbird, Bellbird
  • Yellow-eyed & Fairy Penguin
  • 4 spp of Shag; Wrybill
  • Weka, Kiwis, Takahe, Kokako
  • Red-fronted & Yellow-fronted Parakeet
  • Rifleman, NZ Pigeon, NZ Dotterel
  • Saddleback, Whitehead, Fernbird
  • North Island Robin, Sth Island Robin
  • Brown Teal, Blue Duck, Tomtit
  • sea-birds such as albatrosses, shearwaters, Fairy Prion, Common Diving Petrel, White-fronted Tern, Black-billed & Red-billed Gull
  • Paradise Shelduck, Sth Island Pied Oystercatcher
  • …and many more!
Papuan Pitta Birding Tours Birdwatching Australia
Papuan Pitta Birding Tours Birdwatching Australia
Papuan Pitta Birding Tours Birdwatching Australia