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New Zealand Highlights

Our tour began with a drive through Auckland and out to Tawharanui Regional Park where we found many boisterous Tuis feeding on the spectacularly flowering Pohutukawa, or New Zealand Christmas Trees. A few Bellbirds tried to sneak past them. The elusive Brown Teal and Buff-banded Rail were easily seen. After a relaxed picnic lunch, we headed across to Pakiri Beach. There we found a pair of the New Zealand Fairy Tern, now the rarest bird in the country with only about 35 of these tiny terns al... Read More