Re Gluepot: I'm on the management committee for Gluepot Reserve and I've
never seen one. As far as I know the last confirmed sighting is 1 female,
november '98. It looks as if the species is in decline as sightings are less
common now than years ago, even with many more (birding) visitors. A group
of birders found I think two birds early '98 on neighbouring Calperum
Re NZ: One easily accessible place worth checking out is Mokoia Island, in
Lake Rotorua, where Saddleback and Stitchbird are resident (reintroduced for
a research program) and usually quite visible. Check out my web pages:
http://www.riverland.net.au/~peterw and click on bird lists - new zealand.
From: John Penhallurick <>
Date: Tuesday, 24 August 1999 10:39
Subject: birding-aus Two things:Gluepot and NZ
>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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