Story: Seabirds – overview

Encountering seabirds

Encountering seabirds

Tourists observe and photograph seabirds from one of the boats operated by Albatross Encounter, a Kaikōura ecotourism company. Boats take passengers out to sea to see the diverse range of seabirds in the vicinity of the Kaikōura Peninsula, including albatrosses, petrels, shearwaters, shags, terns and gulls. Guides on board provide a commentary and help identify the birds. A small proportion of each Albatross Encounter fare goes towards the Encounter Foundation, which helps fund bird conservation programmes.

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Encounter Kaikoura
Photograph by Dennis Buurman

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Kerry-Jayne Wilson, 'Seabirds – overview - Observing and conserving seabirds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 July 2022)

Story by Kerry-Jayne Wilson, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015