The way to see New Zealand Birds
Birding with foris eco-tours is all about you. We specialize in helping our clients find the birds they can’t.
A great example is the bird below.
The bird below is a blue duck or whio. These birds are rather rare peculiar ducks with extraordinary adaptions. Their preferred habitat is fast-flowing, clean, back country stream and rivers often with territory up to 5km long! They have a peculiar fleshy appendage on their bill to help gather invertebrates of the rocks and large flippers to give them the necessary horsepower in swift-flowing currents. Not to mention a slate grey colour that blends into their surroundings.
We got a call from some lovely Australian birders who had been to 30 sites to find a whio without success. But having spent a lot of time in the field we know where a pair were likely to be hanging out. A wee drive and sneak later we found a lovely pair with 5 ducklings! Good bird, Great view!
Needless to say, we finished the day with happy birders.