Birds are our specialty!
Join us on a spectacular New Zealand birding adventure, including all the “must see” species: Rifleman, Saddleback, Rock wren, Kokako, Kiwi and many more.
Our bird watching tours visit a diverse range of habitats and have an emphasis on the unusual endemic birds of the region. New Zealand is home to forty-five endemic birds, some of which, such as Saddleback, Kokako and Stitchbird are among the most endangered birds on Earth. It is richly endowed with seabirds and visits to several coastal sites allows you to experience the huge variety of marine birds and mammals on these isolated islands.
Our NZ birding tours take you to many places of great scenic beauty on both North and South islands, from stunning Milford Sound to the deep-water upwellings off the Kaikoura and the rugged and remote, Stewart Island.
Each of our tours are designed specially for the interests of the group making the booking, be it a society, university or private group. We will ensure the maximum number of species are viewed and enjoyed as well as providing an understanding of New Zealand’s avifauna and natural heritage.
Our guides are experienced birders and passionate about sharing their interest and knowledge. We can provide transport throughout, all necessary permits and charters, accommodation and meals as requested, species lists and a detailed background ecology booklet relating to areas visited and species viewed.
Highlights can include
- Kiwi spotting on Stewart Island
- Albatross up close in Kaikoura
- The haunting call of Kokako
- Tiny Rock Wren in the mountains
- Takehe on Tiritiri Matangi Island
- Penguin spotting
Self-drive or Private Birdwatching Trips
Want to “do it alone” or wanting to spot a particular bird or range of species?
If you enjoy birding at your own pace or if you have a “must see”, we can provide expert local advice and guiding where required.
Let us help you design your New Zealand birding itinerary to ensure you target exactly what you want to see and do. With our help we can ensure you get to the right places at the right time to maximize your birding success.
We offer a range of services from fully guided private trips, partially guided or self – drive itineraries, fully booked to your specifications.
Birding Tours for 2017-2018
New Zealand birds
- Departs October 31
- Departs November 17 – North to South
- Departs November 17 – South to North
- Departs November 28
New Zealand birds & natural history
- January 2018
New Zealand birds & nature
- January 2018
Please contact us for more information and additional departure dates.