Welcome to Stewart Island & Sails Ashore +64 3 219 1151 tait@sailsashore.co.nz

Black Fronted Tern


Sterna albostriata

I only see these birds in mid to late summer, and almost always as juveniles. And never more than a handful turn up. There will generally be at least two or three perched with the noticably larger white fronted terns on the rocks at the north end of Sydney Cove

Size 300 mm

Black Fronted Tern

Black Fronted Tern

Black Fronted Tern

Black Fronted Tern

Together with a White Fronted Tern and Red Billed Gulls,
showing size differences

Black Fronted Tern Calls

Stewart Island Electricity is generated using diesel fuel

Sails Ashore is Solar Powered

 But we now produce 100 % of our electrical needs, and are completely "Off Grid", Excess electricity is used to heat our domestic hot water and central heating system and this has cut our non renewable heating fuel usage to around 20% of pre solar.. All cooking is electric, no more LPG.  See More .......

Kowhai Lane is also Solar powered,

Kowhai Lane is "Grid Tied" Excess production is used to heat water. Production beyond the house requirements is exported, thus cutting diesel use in the wider grid. At night Kowhai Lane Lodge receives power from the grid.

Like Sails Ashore, all cooking is electric,,,,, No LPG



Sails Ashore, Kowhai Lane & Sails Tours

11 View Street,
Stewart Island, 9846

+64 3 219 1151
Email: tait@sailsashore.co.nz
Web: www.sailsashore.co.nz