New Zealand Falcon search

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Winloon
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New Zealand Falcon search

Postby Winloon » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:57 am

I have been in this amazing country for a month and seen lots of incredible birds but this one seems to be my nemesis! Today is my last day here. I am in the Auckland area and don’t fly out till late tonight. Any suggestions would be most appreciated!
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Re: New Zealand Falcon search

Postby Davidthomas » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:03 am

Auckland unfortunately is a bit of a dead spot. The most reliable spot nearby I know of is Rotorua in the Redwoods or Whakarewarewa forest which is about 2:45 drive from Auckland. Otherwise you can see them near the Entrance to Maungatautari south of Hamilton approx 2;15 drive from Auckland. Hope this helps,
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Re: New Zealand Falcon search

Postby Oscar Thomas » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:58 pm

There’s a pair sometimes around Mangatawhiri Dam in the Hunua Ranges about 55min from the airport, but cannot be guaranteed. Usually flying around and calling.
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