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We work as ecotourism guides (as well as biologist and boat captain) often on the BC Coast, but also as far ranging as the Arctic and Antarctic. We have an insatiable curiousity for the planet; all its hidden gems and what makes them tick. That and our love of sailing is what inspired us to sail around the Pacific in Narama, our tough and pretty little sailboat.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

New Zealand Species List

New Zealand Fur Seal

Brown Kiwi*
NZ White-capped Albatross (Mollymawk)*
Salvin’s Albatross*
Black-browed Albatross
Buller’s Albatross*
Northern Giant Petrel*
Sooty Shearwater*
Fluttering Shearwater*
Hutton’s Shearwater
Flesh-footed Shearwater
Buller’s Shearwater
Common Diving Petrel*
Black Petrel
Fairy Prion
Cook’s Petrel*
Yellow-eyed Penguin
Blue Penguin*
Fiordland Crested Penguin*
Australasian Gannet*
Black Shag*
Pied Shag*
Little Black Shag
Little Shag
Spotted Shag*
King Shag
Stewart Island Shag*
White Heron
White-faced Heron*
Reef Heron
Royal Spoonbill
Black Swan*
Canada Goose
Paradise Shelduck
Blue Duck
Mallard
Grey Duck*
Grey Teal
New Zealand Scaup
Australasian Harrier*
New Zealand Falcon
California Quail
Weka*
Pukeko
Pied Oystercatcher*
Variable Oystercatcher*
Spur-winged Plover
Pied Stilt
Banded Dotterel*
NZ Dotterel
Arctic Jeager (Skua)
Black-backed Gull*
Red-billed Gull*
Black-billed Gull
Caspian Tern
White-fronted Tern*
Black-fronted Tern
New Zealand Pigeon*
Barbary Dove
Kea
Kaka*
Eastern Rosella
Yellow-crowned Parakeet (Kakariki)*
Orange-fronted Parakeet*
Red-crowned Parakeet*
Shining Cuckoo*
Long-tailed Cuckoo
Morepork*
Kingfisher*
Welcome Swallow*
Rifleman
Silvereye*
Grey Warbler*
Blackbird*
Song Thrush*
Dunnock*
New Zealand Pipit*
Fernbird*
Brown Creeper*
Yellowhead*
Fantail*
Tomtit*
New Zealand Robin*
Tui*
Bellbird*
Saddleback*
Hosue Sparrow
Chaffinch*
Redpole*
Goldfinch
Greenfinch
Starling
Myna
Australian Magpie
Bottlenose Dolphin
Hector’s Dolphin
NZ Fur Seal
Hooker’s (NZ) Sealion


* I have already raved about our time on Stewart Island, the * indicates that we saw this species on Stewart Island, could mean that we also saw it elsewhere, but illustrates what a great place it was!

From the Sketchbook:




2 comments:

Alison Watt said...

hey you two
nice to catch up with your adventures.
love the sketches Heidi! First signs of spring here:
fawn lilies up, red-flowering currants just about to open...

White Shell II said...

Always so good to hear about your travels! Thanks for the Blog and the sketches are wonderful. Our season has seen us to alot land travel and we return to Canada end of March to be back here Bahia to the boat in November to continue southwardly. Love and prayers