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Little Egret at lake Forsyth

Little Egret showing well at the southern end of the lake. Viewable from the main rd.

Hudsonian Godwit Linwood paddocks at high tide

Hudsonian Godwit found by Andrew Crossland today. Also found by Andrew a White-winged black Tern at Bromley ponds

Grey-backed Storm petrel, Kaikoura Supermarket

From Ailsa Howard on Facebook: “Here is a very unusual visitor. As part of the Hutton’s Flysafe week crashlanded birds are being brought into the “Hub” by the Kaikoura Community and researches alike. On Sat morning Ted went out to pick up a bird had been phoned in from the local supermarket, and realised […]

Grey-headed Albatross off Kaikoura

Albatross Encounter have reported seeing another Grey-headed Albatross off Kaikoura on Sunday 13th March. This is only the second one they’ve recorded in 17 years of their operations there.

Christchurch Birds is back

Hi, All sorry it’s been so long in posting info.

The site is now back and will be informing everyone who wants to know about birds in the christchurch area.


We have lods of data space now which was issue in the past.


All the best


Erect crested penguin

Single birds discovered on private land so sorry no access.

Bulwers Petrel – Christchurch Today! Sorry not twitchable. Reported by Paul Scofield

Heres a blocker! First live record of a Bulwers Petrel in New Zealand from North Brighton Beach yesterday 22 January. Found by a member of the public in the surf – under care in Christchurch today.


Kaitorete Spit

1 Female Orca see 30m off shore heading south slowly.

little Egret at little River

Little Egret Seen in fields next to the lake.

Little Egret in the paddocks next to Charlesworth Reserve

Litte Egret seen feeding with white faced herons