This is a companion to my Bird of the Day blog, which focuses on birds I have seen in Victoria, Canada.

When my husband and I started planning a trip to New Zealand, I was delighted to read about the large number of unique birds that reside there. Having exhausted the supply of new birds at home, this was a welcome opportunity to continue my birding education. This blog will cover the various birding sites on the North and South Islands and (hopefully) the multitude of birds we encounter there.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


On our return from snorkeling at Goat Island north of Auckland, we stopped at a beach near Whangateau. The tide was out and shore birds aplenty were feasting on crustaceans on the tidal flats.

Spur-winged Plover

Pied Oystercatcher

Australasian Pied Stilt


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