The Northland, New Zealand region enjoys a healthy population of birdlife and presents great opportunity for both viewing and photographing native and introduced bird species in the Bay Of Islands.
Your Russell hosts at The Bay Of Islands Beach House Loft, are happy to arrange birding and/or photography field trips, or to offer local input into your birding itinerary.
We can furnish birding info on species very likely to be seen along the Russell boardwalk through the estuary/wetlands, shore birds along our local beach and commonly sighted species in the neighboring bush and nearby islands accessible by boat or kayak.

Birds commonly sighted near Bay Of Islands Beach House might include:

Oystercatcher Weka
Dotterel Brown Kiwi
Australasian Gannet Tui
Pied Shag California Quail
White Faced Heron Silvereye
Blue Penguin Fantail (Piwakawaka)
New Zealand Kingfisher Morepork
Caspian Tern NZ Wood Pigeon (Kereru)
Pukeko Eastern Rosella


Called, “The Best Conservation Project On The Planet”, Project Island Song is a combined effort by local volunteers and the Department Of Conservation to improve the biodiversity in a group of 7 islands in our local Bay Of Islands, New Zealand.  Referred to as “Ipipiri”, they include Motuarohia, Moturua, Motukiekie, Poroporo, Urupukapuka, Waewaetorea and Okahu.
For information on how DOC New Zealand,  is helping to ecologically restore native birdlife to the Bay Of Islands, check out:

For more in depth information on birding in Russell, Bay of Islands, Northland, New Zealand and other areas, visit:  OSNZ/ Ornithological Society Of New Zealand at , , and