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The White Heron Sanctuary Tours

Elegant White Herons impress with their snow-white plumage and particularly graceful walk

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It is necessary to keep as quiet as possible not to frighten delicate White Herons. These snow-white birds are so amusing, especially while hunting: they cautiously step across the water looking for food. What a graceful walk! Royal Spoonbills do not fall behind and are even more pompous. However, their black spoon-shaped bills and yellow-shaded eyelids resembling make them look rather comic. Little Shags are not white, their plumage varies in color from black to black-and-white, nevertheless, they have their own charm.

The White Heron Sanctuary Tours in New Zealand - Best Season 2020

The White Heron Sanctuary tours through Waitangiroto Nature Reserve are offered during the white herons' breeding season that falls on the period between September and early March. The Reserve is accessible only via the Waitangi Taona river. The boat trip proceeds with a 500-meter long boardwalk along the ancient kahikatea rainforest, where the exquisite birds might be observed in their natural nesting environment.​

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