Though perhaps not best known for its avian highlights, the South Pacific island of New Zealand is actually a birder’s paradise.

“Our hike through the Ulva Island bird sanctuary with Ulva Goodwillie giving us the history of the island while pointing out many of the bird species and plant life that inhabit the island was a fascinating and wonderful experience.”

— George Penokie  | New Zealand Nature Explorer

Bird in New Zealand

Gull in New Zealand

New Zealand bird

Porpoises in New Zealand

Wild bird, New Zealand

All photos © George Penokie.