Young birders/bird watchers NZ

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Young birders/bird watchers NZ

Postby Amber Calman » Fri Jun 12, 2015 10:58 am

Are there many young birders or bird watchers in New Zealand?
Being a young birder myself I would like to know if there are many more or very few.
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Re: Young birders/bird watchers NZ

Postby Jan » Fri Jun 12, 2015 2:29 pm

If you are a member of Birds NZ/OSNZ I could put you in touch with some other young people.
They don't post on this forum, though.

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Re: Young birders/bird watchers NZ

Postby Michael » Fri Jun 12, 2015 4:08 pm

I am thirteen, and all alone on the bird watching front at school!!
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Re: Young birders/bird watchers NZ

Postby Amber Calman » Fri Jun 12, 2015 4:10 pm

I'm home schooled and also know no young birders.
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Re: Young birders/bird watchers NZ

Postby Michael » Fri Jun 12, 2015 4:13 pm

I know one other young birder who is really into it, but other than that...
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Re: Young birders/bird watchers NZ

Postby Amber Calman » Fri Jun 12, 2015 4:15 pm

I have a friend that likes watching birds but not really a birder.
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Re: Young birders/bird watchers NZ

Postby Michael » Fri Jun 12, 2015 4:21 pm

Ah well, at least their will be less competition over spots when a rare vagrant pops up in the future!!
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Re: Young birders/bird watchers NZ

Postby Amber Calman » Fri Jun 12, 2015 4:25 pm

Have not seen many rare birds myself. Well, I've seen a Black Falcon and a WWBT.
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Re: Young birders/bird watchers NZ

Postby Oscar Thomas » Fri Jun 12, 2015 5:33 pm

Hello! It's my 15th birthday today. If you are ever in Auckland young birder I'd love to point you in the direction of some new birds (Such as Kokako, Shore Plover, Nz Dotterel, Spotless Crake) I know you have just seen Coot and Dabchick, but they are much more common up here :) It's balanced out with you being able to see Robins, Creepers, Redpolls and Dunnocks etc. which we don't get!
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Re: Young birders/bird watchers NZ

Postby Amber Calman » Fri Jun 12, 2015 5:37 pm

Hi! Happy Birthday!
Thanks!
Are there no dunnocks up there?
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