Get closer to our unique Southern Ocean wildlife, from the mv Monarch
Species: Sterna striata Gmelin
Coastal New Zealand incl Stewart Island, Chathams, Auckland Islands. Islands of Hauraki Gulf.
October to February
Most stay on New Zealand coasts durng winter. Some birds (mostly young) to south-eastern Australia (may to Sept). One of the 'kahawai birds' - often seen feeding with schools of kahawai and other fish
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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.
Extensive tidal flats and saltmarsh bordered by a rare shellbank chenier plain, create at Miranda, a world renowned and very accessible site for migratory and endemic waders
See New Zealand with the birding experts
Dolphin watching and nature tours
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
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 "White flippered" (Canterbuy’s own variant of the Little penguin) in their natural environment and learn about our self funded conservation work
Embark on a unique multi-day voyage of discovery that very few New Zealanders get to experience
Situated within the South Westland World Heritage area, Okarito Lagoon contains over 5000 hectares of shallow waterways and wetlands