Tag: farewell spit

Whale Stranding at Farewell Spit

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The superpod of whales (on the right) approaches the area where the stranded whales are lying

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Posted by Sue on 12 February 2017

Posted in Whales;

Tags: farewell spit whale stranding pilot whales

The Gannets at the End of the Spit

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Summer is gannet season on Farewell Spit. The Australasian gannet colony, at the far seaward tip of the spit, is New Zealand's only gannet colony at sea level (or almost)...

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Posted by Sue Farley on 4 November 2016

Tags: farewell spit Australasian gannets Eco Tours New Zealand Bird Watching New Zealand

E7 - A Far-Flying Godwit

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A big part of what makes Farewell Spit so special is its attraction to migratory birds.

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Posted by Sue Farley on 28 September 2016

Tags: farewell spit bar-tailed godwits E7 Godwit Loss of habitat godwits migratory birds new zealand

The Godwits Are Back

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Great news for everyone yesterday when the first godwit of the season was spotted. Paddy was out with an afternoon tour and saw it on the outer beach as they...

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Posted by Default Admin and Sue Farley on 3 September 2016

Tags: farewell spit bar-tailed godwits godwits wader birds

What's On in Winter on Farewell Spit?

What's happening out on Farewell Spit in winter? It's well worth joining a winter tour to find out.

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Posted by Sue Farley on 27 July 2016

Tags: farewell spit winter tours farewell spit eco tours nz fur seals farewell spit lighthouse