The Coromandel — a bird lover's paradise
Kuaotunu is really one of the most amazing places for birdwatching on the Coromandel.
- Bird lovers's paradise - Birdwatching Information
- Birds love it in Kaeppeli's garden
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Dotterel, kotuku, kiwi, oyster catchers, kaka . . . .a few weeks ago I saw a godwit. We are a home to the endangered dotterel with at least three dotterel nesting each year on our beaches. For this reason we ask dog owners to keep their dogs under control when visiting our beaches.
. . . And home to one Kotuku, a White Heron. Yes, we really do have a Kotuku here in Kuaotunu. It has been in this area since 1995/1996 and comes and goes. Is a glorious sight to watch it fishing down in the creek. Such a beautiful, magestic bird. For more information on what we have to offer for birdlovers, look at our bird-watching page.
The birds love our charming, rambling bush garden, so you wake to the call of the tui and bellbird.
In spring, you hear the constant call of the shining cuckoo during the day. At dusk, often the kaka will fly overhead.
In the winter the kingfishers will visit as well as the fantails. The swallow gather. We even had a swallow build its nest in our old shed. Then it's the moreporks turn to give his call.
Our Bed and Breakfast is a paradise for birdlovers:
Wonderful sound — Steve and Heather — 03.03.1999
What a wonderful sound each morning — the tui and bellbird calling. This is a great place for birdlovers. We will be back. Thanks.
Can you see a kiwi at your place?
No, but we have heard them on rare occasions. It is very rare to see a kiwi apart from in the kiwi houses. Kuaotunu does have one of the oldest kiwi sanctuarys. For more information, check out their Web site: Kiwi Recovery - Department of Conservation.
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