|Wader Watch Tour ~ 2 hrs|
The focus is on the migrant waders and we can do this tour between September and April. We travel to Farewell Spit as the tide is rising and spend time near the base of the Spit observing the birds flying in to roost as the tide chases them across the inter-tidal plain. The opportunity for this tour arises about one third of the time. We are restricted to a maximum of 4 people per trip.
The tidal range at Farewell Spit is huge - at low tide over 9km of sandflats sweep out to the clear blue waters of Golden Bay. This is where the arctic waders come to feed and you will be able to see many of them, though the number of species observed on many trips depends on tides, weather conditions and the time of year. Over the years we have studied the best times to see the bird life; the godwits, knots, turnstones and other arctic waders are usually on the Spit from late September until early April.View prices and departure times for the Wader Watch Tour.
Please contact our Office for further information.