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New Zealand Birds
Nov 2009 -  May 2011
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Royal Albatross - en route from Tonga
Pied shag - Paihia
Red-billed Gull - Paihia
Paradise Shelduck couple - Nelson
Grey Duck - at the dock, Opua Marina
Pied stilt - East Cape
Masked Lapwing (aka spur-winged plover or
masked plover) - near Kawerua
Bird photography in
New Zealand was
fantastic! Although not
all endemic to New
Zealand, there were so
many new bird species
we'd never seen before.
Our main resource
guide for identifying
new birds was
Field Guide to New
Zealand Wildlife
Lindsey & Morris,
ISBN 1-86950-300-7.
Grey duck with duckling - Opua Marina
Wild turkey - field near Kaikohe
Welcome Swallow - Opua/Paihia Track
House Sparrow - Russell
Pukeko - Catlins
Barbary Doves - Russell
Peacock - field near Kaikohe
Sooty Shearwater - en route NZ from Tonga
To see lots of other birds
from our travels, click here!
Yellow Hammer - Waipoua Forest
White-faced Heron - East Cape
Australasian Gannet - Mangonui Harbour
Blue Penguin - D'Urville Island
California Quail - near Cape Farewell
New Zealand Robin - Motukawanui
New Zealand Dotterel - Motukawanui
New Zealand Dotterel fledge- Motukawanui
Variable Oystercatcher - Motukawanui
Blackbird - New Plymouth
Canada Geese - New Plymouth
New Zealand Pigeon - Milford Sound
Black Swan couple - Pukehina
Bellbird - Waterfall Bay, Pt Ligar
Weka - Waterfall Bay, Port Ligar
Shearwater - Pt Ligar
South Island Fantail - Queen Charlotte
Track - Resolution to Endeavor
Black swan with cygnet - Banks Peninsula
Black stilt - Twizel
Australian  Magpie - Banks Peninsula
Great crested grebe - Banks Peninsula
South Island Pied Oystercatcher - Akaroa
White duck - Nelson
White swan - Nelson
Starling - Ashburton
Goldfinch - Tikitiki (East Cape)
Mallard - Gisborne
Sacred Kingfisher - Opua
Eurasian Coot - Pukehina
Australasian harrier - East Cape
Silvereye - Opua
White-fronted tern
Tui in coral tree - Opua
Eastern rosella in coral tree - Opua
Fairy prion  - Preservation Inlet - Fiordland
Mollymawk  -en route Fiordland
Tomtit - Stewart Island

Stewart Island Birds Sightings List...
Tomtit                              Oystercatcher
Stewart Island Robin        Fantail
Kaka                               NZ Pigeon
Saddleback                      Tui
Bellbird                            Silvereye
Sparrow                           Weka
Brown Kiwi                      Brown Creeper
Sacred Kingfisher             Blue penguin
Black-billed gull                Red-billed gull
Southern Black-backed gull
Grey warbler - Ulva Island
Stewart Island Robin - Ulva Island
Caspian terns - Stewart Island
Black-billed gull - Stewart Island
Yellow hammer - Cape Reinga
Royal spoonbill - Otago Peninsula
Kaka - Stewart Island
Kea - Mt. Cook
Kakariki - Stewart Island
Read a great National Geographic article
about New Zealand's efforts to preserve rare
birds and their habitats:
"New Zealand a
Noah's Ark for Conserving Bizarre Birds"
Chatham Island Pipit
Chatham Island Oystercatcher
Pacific Mollymawk - Waitangi, Chatham Is