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    My Canterbury Lists 2021

    A long break since my last tick, in which time I've enjoyed an amazing week of birding in Stewart Island, followed by virtually non-stop work and study, though I have had time to make a small number of birding excursions, finally resulting in another year tick! March 15th, Harts Creek, Lake...
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    My Canterbury Lists 2021

    I made the long journey to Hawdon Valley this weekend, where I enjoyed a beautiful tramp up to Hawdon Shelter. My main target was Yellowhead, a species I have never seen, but sadly I missed them. I will be back when I can! Meanwhile, I did manage a trio of nice year ticks: February 7th, Hawdon...
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    My Canterbury Lists 2021

    A fantastic day of walking in the hilly forests of the Banks Peninsula, and a few new birds from it! January 23, Hinewai Reserve, Banks Peninsula 67. Pipipi 68. Tomtit 69. Rifleman 70. Tui The Banks Peninsula is the last refuge for these species (along with Morepork and NZ Falcon, though these...
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    My Canterbury Lists 2021

    January 15th, Travis Wetlands, Christchurch 64. Greylag Goose January 16th, Harts Creek, Lake Ellesmere 65. Mute Swan 66. Wild Turkey Today was fairly frustrating overall, as I walked about 15km searching for the Grey-tailed Tattler and Pectoral Sandpipers along the shoreline of Lake Ellesmere...
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    My Canterbury Lists 2021

    13 days longer than I thought it would take me for this one! January 13th, Papanui, Christchurch 63. Grey Gerygone
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    My Canterbury Lists 2021

    And one more yesterday: January 11th, Hagley Oval, Christchurch 62. Little Owl
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    My Canterbury Lists 2021

    I sadly ran out of time to get to Ellesmere before work today, but I got a couple of additions at a wetland in Christchurch: January 11th, Roto Kohatu, Christchurch 60. Eurasian Coot 61. Great Crested Grebe
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    My Canterbury Lists 2021

    I’ve decided to set myself the challenge of a year list for Canterbury, New Zealand this year. I’ve sadly got limited time for birding this year around work and studying, but let’s see what I can get to! 100 might be unrealistic, but I’ll have that as my aim for now. So far: January 1st...
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