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5 MORE amazing places to see native New Zealand birds

Published: 29 August 2017

Have you seen our story 5 amazing places to see New Zealand’s native birds?

After we posted it to Facebook we were inundated with other great places to spot beautiful birds around Auckland.

So we put together a list of readers' picks – the top-five places to spot native birds as chosen by you.

Do you have any other favourite places that aren’t on this list? Head over to our Facebook page and let us know where they are.

We’re always keen to hear from you.

Reader's picks: 5 great places to spot native birds in Auckland

1. Tūī at the Auckland Botanic Gardens

Spot tipsy tūī getting drunk on blossom nectar at Spring Blossom Valley.

2. Monte Cecilia Park, 72 Hillsborough Road, Hillsborough

Tūī, rosella and kererū have been spotted at Monte Cecilia Park by our keen-eyed readers.

3. Wai-O-Taiki Nature Reserve, 5 Tahaki Road, Waiotaiki Bay

A narrow, bushy reserve that runs along the Tāmaki Estuary, with a track connecting it to the larger Tahuna Torea reserve. Up to 57 bird species have been spotted here by our readers.

4. Manly Park, 68 Laurence Street, Manly

Spot shorebirds while enjoying a day at the beach in Whangaparāoa.

5. Wenderholm Regional Park, 37 Schischka Road, Waiwera

Wenderholm is a great spot for birding, with kererū and tūī plentiful and easy to spot. In the forested areas you may be lucky enough to spot fantail and the occasional morepork. Grey warblers are often heard singing in the trees. Shorebirds such as oyster catchers and the rare and endangered dotterel also make their home in this park.