New Zealand’s special birds “Endemic”

Most of New Zealand’s native birds are endemic meaning they are        found nowhere else. Isolation and Evolution over millions of years lead to new species appearing in New Zealand, which today make for interesting bird- watching opportunities.    Endemics include a number of birds such as the flightless Kiwi, Takahe and Weka Read more…

Where the Mountains meet the Sea

Kaikoura quiet clean and green is a township on the East coast of New Zealand . It is literally where the Mountains (Maunga) meet the Sea (Moana). Rising to over 2000m straight out of the Sea the Kaikoura Seaward range lyes in rest over looking the great South Pacific Ocean. Below the Sea lyes a Read more…

The Grey Ghost – Endangered Birds in New Zealand

In the South Island of New Zealand, in lush evergreen forest, every once in awhile the Grey Ghost is heard or seen. The organ-like duets of long melodies are heard during the misty sunrise, with the dominant call a slow, rich “Ko-ka-ko-o-o-o-o”. The South Island Kokako (Orange Wattled Crow) Better known as the South Island Read more…