“It’s just past lunchtime on my first day of my trip, and I’ve already seen one of New Zealand’s most distinctive endemics, and one of the most coveted by visiting birders,” writes Mel White in “Kiwi Country” in the November-December Audubon. What bird’s he talking about? Find out as you journey with White on his first springtime trip to New Zealand, a time of year when birds are everywhere. It sounds like a bird lover’s dream come true.
White follows an itinerary set out by one of New Zealand’s top birders that takes him from Aukland on the North Island to Stewart Island and other areas along the South Island’s southernmost tip. Read the story here.