Our bird watching winter watching holiday

Will and I have recently returned from our winter holiday at Motueka and Kahurangi National Park at the top of the South Island, New Zealand. We were over the moon to see whio (blue duck) and matatata (fernbird) and ‎mioweka (banded rail) all within a few days.

The whio and mioweka were a first for us!

Here are a few photos we would like to share with you. Photos are by Will Parsons.

Banded rail
Banded rail

 

Whio, blue duck
Fernbird
Matata, fernbird