RFI New Zealand (North Island)

To: Mike Honeyman <>
Subject: RFI New Zealand (North Island)
From: Paul Dodd <>
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2018 09:03:14 +1300
Hi Mike,

Thanks for this… I would have loved to have borrowed your book - but 
unfortunately (fortunately?) am already in NZ!

All the best,


> On 26 Mar 2018, at 4:52 pm, Michael Honeyman <> 
> wrote:
> Most of my NZ birding has been on south island so I’m struggling a bit for 
> north island spots I can personally recommend.
> As Bill said, Tiritiri Matangi is a good spot, a short boat ride from 
> Auckland. A bit of an island retreat for some of NZ’s scarce woodland birds. 
> Not sure how tick-able they are if that bothers you, many originate from 
> re-introductions / translocations from the mainland. If that doesn’t bother 
> you then Sanctuary Mountain south of Cambridge is probably an easy trip from 
> Hamilton as another alternative. I’ve been to Tiritiri but not Sanctuary 
> Mountain.
> The Miranda Shorebird Centre is another must do. Checking the website there 
> are good numbers of Wrybills there already which makes it worth the trip 
> alone.
> I have the last edition of the Stuart Chambers Birds of New Zealand Locality 
> Guide (2009) you are welcome to have a loan of it if you can arrange pick up.
> Hope that helps
> Mike

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