To: (Stuart Dashper)
Subject: Dunedin
From: (Australian Ornithological Services P.L.)
Date: Sat, 9 Aug 1997 15:20:57 +0000

Dear Stuart

While in Dunedin in January this year we visited what may have been called
the Woodhaugh Gardens on the NNE fringe of the city, in the Duke Street

This is an area of natural woodland and cultivated gardens with a lake and
large drain running through the park. We saw  Brown Creeper, Rifleman,
Yellow-breasted Tomtit and Grey Warbler,among others.

If you had an afternoon free you could take a Monarch Wildlife Cruise boat
trip down Otago Harbour to Taiaroa Head which has the only mainland
breeding colony of the Northern Royal Albatross. Other species you could
expect to see include Stewart Island and Spotted Shags. There is a
Yellow-eyed Penguin sanctuary at Otago Peninsula which is good if a bit
twee. The Monarch Wildlife Cruise telephone number is  + (64) 3 477 4276

Best Wishes

Patricia  Maher
Tel/fax: 03  98176555
e mail: 

>I'm heading off for a conference in Dunedin on the South Island of NZ in a
>couple of weeks and I may manage a morning or two of birding. I was wondering
>if anyone had any information on what can be seen around the Dunedin area at
>this particularly inhospitable time of the year. (The last time I was there
>nothing could be seen because the rain was so heavy and persistent.) It is
>unlikely that I will have access to a car so long trips are out.
>Thanks in advance

>Stuart Dashper.

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