A word on sandflies

Ok, so I should have done this research before I went on my trip, but I hadn’t realized that Stewart Island was prime sandfly territory, and only remembered that they were a complete nuisance in the Abel Tasman. Live and learn. There are a number of great sandfly resources online which is mind-boggling. To name […]

Albatrosses aplenty

Stewart Island is great albatross watching territory, and I had a fabulous time on 23 December 2014 on my pelagic bird watching tour. Fortunately, the tour was not to leave until noon because the morning was very overcast again and wouldn’t have made for as great photos as the afternoon. We boarded the Aurora skippered […]