Birdlife in Kaikoura, New
birds found in the area
include many varieties of Albatross, Dotterels, Herons, Gannets,
Oyster catchers, Penguins, Petrels, Seagulls, Shearwaters, Shags
or Cormorants, Terns, Pied Stilts and Wrybills. Most of these can
be seen year round but some are migratory and travel as far away
northern Asia. The Huttons
Shearwater comes ashore only to nest high up in the Mountains
Land birds include many native varieties such as Fantails, Bellbirds,
and Brown Creeper, Keas, Moreporks, Robins, Rifleman, Tomtits, Wood
pigeons and if you are lucky you may even see a rare native Falcon.
Forest Bird Tours by Bellbird
& River Birds include such rarities as the NZ.
Scaup, Pied Stilt, Southern Crested Grebes and various types of
Ducks & Swans.
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