Birdwatching

The Bay is the place for bird enthusiasts to see tuis, kereru (native pigeon), pukeko, wekas, grey warblers, waxeyes and kingfishers. The wonderful range of seabird species includes gulls, terns, gannets, shearwaters, petrel, albatross, blue penguins, and the endangered New Zealand dotterel. Night listeners will hear New Zealand’s little owl, the morepork, and lucky ones may even hear kiwis calling in the bush around Russell.