“You’ll be on your way up! You’ll be seeing great sights! You’ll join the high fliers who soar to high heights.”

What better way to practice ornithology than being in the heart of the Kahurangi National Park!

At night you will hear the haunting call of the ruru (morepork) and the little Owl populates part of the park.

In season you will see fern birds, ngirungiru (tomtit), shining cuckoo, bittern, kereru, small owl, tui, pukeko, komako (the delightful bellbird), riflemen, piwakawaka, karearea (NZ falcon), brown creepers, tauhou (silver eye), riroriro (grey warblers), toutouwai (robin) spotless & the marsh crake, kotuku (white heron), Californian quail, pihihoi (pipit, yellow hammer), as well as an assortment of ducks, geese & sea birds like the spoonbill.  

Birds may include our Great Spotted Kiwi, ‍‍‍that are occasionally sighted in the park‍‍‍.

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Orni‍‍‍thology

Bird Watching

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