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South Island Pied Oystercarcher … (SIPO)


Haematopus ostralegus finschi

Less common on Ulva, but seen often around the village and waterfront. Quite a gregarious bird they will often be seen in quite large flocks on the village waterfront waiting patiently for the tide to fall for feeding.  I’ve never seen a nest on Stewart Island, but they were common on my parents inland farm.

Size 130 mm


South Island Pied Oystercatchers


South Island Pied Oystercatchers

At Rest!!


South Island Pied Oystercatchers


South Island Pied Oystercatchers

Waiting for the tide to drop to start feeding

South Island Pied Oyster Catcher Calls



Sails Ashore and Kowhai Lane are Solar Powered

Sails Ashore now produces 100 % of our electrical needs, and have cut our non renewable heating fuel usage to around 20% of pre solar.
Kowhai Lane is "Grid Tied" and exports excess electricity to the local grid.
Both have significantly reduced our carbon footprint



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


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