We are passionate about our wildlife and environment. Receive personal attention in small groups from friendly, knowledgeable guides and enjoy tours that are generous in length with descriptive commentary on the behaviour and habits of birds.
Species: Charadrius obscurus Gmelin
Other names - New Zealand Plover, Red-breasted Plover
Northern NZ (from Bay of Plenty to Far North); Stewart Island (above bush line).
August to February
NZ only. Some stay at breeding places, but most will move to flocking sites (eg Waipu, Omaha, Mangawhai, Whangapoaua, Great Barrier Island)in winter. Stewart Island birds move to Paterson Inlet and cross to Southland.
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