Posts tagged - bird watching

The Great Keruru Count 2015

Posted on September 19th, 2015

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The Great Keruru Count is back on! You might remember my post from last year about this great initiative, which is aimed at raising awareness about the importance of keruru and how we can help protect these beautiful birds. We’ve noticed that in Ngaio, where we live, the keruru have just recently started coming back […]


Birds We’ve Seen in 2015: 30-40

Posted on September 11th, 2015

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We seem to have lost a bit of momentum on this project over winter.  I guess it was to be expected – with more rainy, dreary days, and most of the common birds already crossed off our list, the mission became a bit harder.  As we head into spring, it’s easier to feel like adventuring […]


Bird Nerd: Little Shag

Posted on August 27th, 2014

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Just in case you were starting to wonder if I’m really a bird nerd or if I just like a good rhyming pair, here’s my latest find: a little shag. I don’t know quite what it is about them, but I think shags have a little something special. I love their hooked beaks and the […]


Bird Nerd 2: The Southern Cassowary

Posted on October 5th, 2013

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“I can’t stand in line at the store The crazy auto-cars are such a bore Look at all the people like cows in a herd I like birds.” -The Eels Have I mentioned that the area we’re living in is a tropical rainforest, full of incredible birdlife? Let me introduce to you the star attraction […]


Bird Nerd: The Laughing Kookaburra

Posted on October 2nd, 2013

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 “I can’t look at the rocket launch The trophy wives of the astronauts I don’t listen to their words ‘Cause I like birds.” – The Eels Growing up in New Zealand, I was always curious about the kookaburra.  It’s a bird that is only found in Australia, and as such, is often used to characterise […]