Waikanae Estuary Bird Tours 

                                     Waikanae is the Wild-Bird Capital of New Zealand

Royal spoonbillThere are approx 66 species of wild birds visit at  times, with around 20 on show most tours. (See Mik’s Newsletters). Once at the Estuary enjoy a stroll around the lagoons, sandspit and river reserve while enjoying the magnificent scenery and the many wild birds  which inhabit this wonderful area.

Mik’s knowledge of the bird-life resident at the Estuary is extensive and he will show you where to find roosting shags, the oyster-catches, scaup, dabchicks, herons, banded dotterels, terns and many other species that may be on display.

                     WHAT THE DUTCHMAN SAW
I’m really happy I went on your tour. I really enjoyed the birding
but also the stories about the birds! So during your tour we got to an amazing number of 37 species and after that, I was able to find 6 more! – 43 in all.                Johnny Rommens [Netherlands]


Larger parties are catered for.

Get up close and personal with our Bird life.

Please go to the Booking Calendar to determine if your chosen day is available and then use the “Book Now” button to make a booking.

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