Where to Find Birds in Far North New Zealand

A Site Guide

Published by Detlef Davies

It describes 45 sites north of Helena Bay in the east and the Waipoua Forest area in the west, giving co-ordinates, directions and species to look for. It includes areas to travel by boat to find oceanic species like albatrosses and who runs trips to these areas.

There are maps, line diagrams and the author’s photos of many of the birds and places, contact details for conservation organisations, wildlife tour companies, DOC offices etc, also sites worth checking on route from Auckland to Kerikeri.

The region still has a healthy population of Kiwis, the endemic New Zealand Dotterel has its stronghold on Far North beaches, some native forests have North Island Robins, Riflemen and Kokako and estuaries have large numbers of Arctic shorebirds which spend the northern winter there.