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: Stictocarbo punctatus
Sub Species: Stictocarbo punctatus punctatus
Southern New Zealand from Wellington south
Variable with peaks through year; South Island: September to January
Coastal, stay in vicinity of colonies
You can see this with:
Beaks and Feathers is a locally owned and operated guiding service on Stewart Island
Share our passion and knowledge of this idyllic region. Book a tour with Abel Tasman Eco Tours and experience the slice of heaven that is the Abel Tasman National Park.
See New Zealand with the birding experts
Dolphin watching and nature tours
Lochmara Lodge is set on the tranquil shores of the Queen Charlotte Sounds
Situated within the South Westland World Heritage area, Okarito Lagoon contains over 5000 hectares of shallow waterways and wetlands
Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki is a 28-room nature Lodge in the untouched rainforest of the South West New Zealand World Heritage Area
Albatross Encounter, is a well established pelagic boat tour operating from the picturesque coastal town of Kaikoura
The Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony provides you with the perfect opportunity to watch blue penguins as they return from a busy day at sea
Our private yellow-eyed penguin conservation area provides up close spectacular penguin viewing and excellent viewing of many other pelargic and land based species with small groups on the spectacular Otago Peninsula
To discover New Zealand’s unique bird-life and finest natural wonderlands, contact the specialists in custom designed birding tours for small groups, couples and individuals
Experience Otago Harbour and beyond...........
See the Little penguins in their natural environment and learn about the self funded conservation work
A warm current from the Australian Great Barrier Reef flows onto Stewart Island. This brings a much more diverse variety of marine creatures than would normally be found in waters of this latitude, a visit will have you wishing for more
Kotuku on Okarito LagoonExplore the Okarito Lagoon with us and see the incredible diversity of a landscape that sweeps from sea to mountains across New Zealand’s largest unmodified wetland area