Re: New Zealand Birding

To: Paul Foxworthy <>
Subject: Re: New Zealand Birding
From: Philip M Hansbro <>
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 1997 09:21:52 +0000 (GMT)
Black Stilt is easy, just go to the captive breeding programme area at
Tekapo and they will give you up to date gen. We saw the tame Kokako at
Puketi but it was 17 years old and has recently died so you will have to
look for it at some of the older sites. I can't remember where we saw Blue
Duck but I will look it up at home. We saw NZ Falcon on the road from Te
Anau to the Homer Tunnel, but it was the only one we saw.
Phil Hansbro.

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On Wed, 26 Feb 1997, Paul Foxworthy wrote:

> >I will we spending 3 weeks in New Zealand starting Feb.27, and would
> >appreciate any recent information on sites for Blue Duck, Kokako, Black
> >Stilt and NZ Falcon.
> We've just come back from a trip to NZ - we dipped on the first three.
> We saw NZ Falcon along the read between Te Anau and Manapouri (Fiordland
> in South Island) once, and were checking there because of a suspected
> sighting from a speedy tour bus the day before.
> Get the new "Field Guide to the Birds of New Zealand" by Barrie Heather
> and Hugh Robertson, first published last year by Viking. It is superb.
> We saw it in several larger bookshops, so it shouldn't be hard to find.
> Cheers
> Paul Foxworthy
> -- 
> -- Paul Foxworthy --------------------  --
> hopefully.
>         -- (Terry Pratchett, Lords and Ladies)

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