Rotorua Birding Spots

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TheBirderman
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Rotorua Birding Spots

Postby TheBirderman » Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:56 am

Hello

Me and the crew are going to Rotorua for the day and we want to know where is the best area for birds?

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Tim Barnard
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Re: Rotorua Birding Spots

Postby Tim Barnard » Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:08 pm

Gosh there's so much
Sulphur Bay (Lake Rotorua) ... always worth a scan ... usual stuff but always worth checking.
Kaharoa (Onaia Gorge) - amazing place - Kokako and bush birds.
Redwoods (Whakarewarewa) - Tomtits, NI Robin, Falcon, occasional whiteheads.
Okere Falls loop track - NI Robin very approachable - singing well today
Nice bush around Lake Tarawera from the Landing, Blue Lake ... just follow the sign posts.
Lake Okataina eastern loop track - whiteheads etc
Lake Okareka board walk is fun ...

Not been to Mokoia Island for a long time now but has NI Saddleback etc

On balance ... I'd head to Kaharoa - and the Onaia Gorge - check the web for directions and footpaths (take the second path not the one by the Car Park - just follow the road around - there's a small pull in).

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Tim
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Re: Rotorua Birding Spots

Postby TheBirderman » Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:28 pm

Hi Tim

Thanks for your reply, we will definitely check out the Redwoods Forest and Sulphur Bay - if we have time we will check out Kaharoa!

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Tim Barnard
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Re: Rotorua Birding Spots

Postby Tim Barnard » Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:27 pm

As Colin rightly mentions in another thread ... check eBird there are a lot of postings in and around Rotos that are worth checking out ... have fun ..

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