Birding & wildlife tours
Caspian Tern, Kerikeri
Departure from New Zealand
Carol and I took birders from all over the world to see the North Island Brown Kiwi in a reliable site near Kerikeri from 2005. By 2018 we had shown the birds to more than 1000 people. A friend of ours, Cynthia, started helping with the tours over a year ago and has now taken over from us, achieving the success rate for sightings which we enjoyed. Please contact Cynthia directly if you are interested in Kiwi. I can help with New Zealand sites for other species and with New Zealand birding generally, particularly if you are visiting the Far North region. Please contact me for more information.
Where to Find Birds in Far North New Zealand
My little site guide to the Far North is still available. I have a stock with me here in Brisbane and some with friends in Kerikeri. They are also stocked in some outlets in the Bay of Islands area and some specialist booksellers in the UK. Please contact me if you would like a copy.
The Move to Brisbane
After Carol died in March 2019, I left New Zealand and moved to Brisbane, Queensland. From 2014 onwards we had plans to move here but were never quite able to get those plans in motion. I will be pleased to help birding visitors to this part of Australia to find the special species which are in great quantity in the many forested areas, wetlands and coastal regions of SE Queensland.
I have been to Australia many times over the years since my first visit in 1979. I always dreamed of moving and living here and I’ve finally made it. 2020 has been a difficult year during Covid restrictions but travel within Queensland is open to residents throughout its 1.853 million square kms. Birding has been superb.
Birding and wildlife tours abroad
I had put together some tours for 2020, to some familiar destinations where we have already been several times; also to some new places. These are now postponed to such time as we can travel again and I will be looking to get small groups together at affordable cost. See the Tours page for more information.