Can I (to use a most inappropriate metaphor for this net) kill two birds
with one stone?
Re Gluepot Station: Has anyone seen Scarlet-chested Parrot there? I've
watched reports on trips to Gluepot and it looks as if Black-eared Miner
isn't too difficult, but I don't remember anyone listing the parrot, though
I know there is supposed to be a resident population there.
Second: I'm thinking of visiting the land of the long white cloud for some
birding in the mid-semester break. I've got a book called (from memory)
Where to find birds in New Zealand that is something like 20 years old.
Are there any more up-to-date bird-finding guides?
Also is it still the case that unless you hire a helicopter, the minimum
stay on Little Barrier island is two weeks? Are there any birds that you
can ONLY see on Little Barrier? Is there anywhere that you have a chance
of a Kakapo? (My impression on the last point is no. That you would have
to get special permission to go to an island, and even then theat you need
to go with a dog.)
Thanks for any help.
Associate Professor John M. Penhallurick<>
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