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Pied Shag


Phalacrocorax varius

Pied Shags are our only tree roosting shag, and several colonies are to be found on the south coast of Ulva. Large, noisy birds, their presence is the kiss of death to a tree they colonise, as their guano is extremely corrosive.

Size 130 mm

Pied Shag

Pied Shag

Pied Shag

Pied Shag

This Flat Fish proved too much to get down

Pied Shag

A breeding colony

Pied Shag 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