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Banks Peninsula

An Erect-Crested Penguin was photographed at a private bay on NE Banks Peninsula a few days ago, and seen the next day heading to sea. It was reportedly in final stages of moult. So a heads up that its time again that various unusual penguins are moulting around the South Island’s coasts.

Banks Peninsula OSNZ Canterbury weekend Reported by Nick Allen

Eleven Canterbury OSNZers spent the past weekend in the Akaroa area of Banks Peninsula.

On the Saturday the plan was to head out for a pelagic at 10am, however a dying southerly still had a bit too much sting in it to allow us to go where we wanted – out past the heads. Instead […]

Akaroa harbour, Reported By Andrew Crossland

53 Variable Oystercatcher 195 South Island Pied Oystercatcher 9 Pied Stilt 58 Spur Winged Plover

Akaroa Harbour Reported By Andrew Crossland

5 VOC 35 SIPO 2 Pied Stilt 8 S/W Plover

Tui heard in Akaroa Reported by Peter Tocker

At least one tui heard in Rue Benoit, Akaroa, yesterday afternoon – about 3pm

Akaroa Harbour wader census Reported by Andrew Crossland

63 Variable Oystercatcher

246 Sth Is Pied Oystercatcher

31 Pied Stilt

52 Spur-winged Plover

1 Bar-tailed Godwit

Akaroa Harbour (reported by Andrew Crossland)

104 SIPO

13 VOC

29 Pied Stilt

17 S/W Plover