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Little Blue Penguins 3 (Eudyptula minor) – Korora (Maori), Royal Albatross Centre, Dunedin, New Zealand [Video] (1:18)

September 18th, 2017 No comments

Little Blue Penguins (Eudyptula minor) – Korora (Maori), Royal Albatross Centre, Dunedin, New Zealand

Blue penguins come ashore and head uphill to their burrows at the Royal Albatross Centre in Dunedin, New Zealand.

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Little Blue Penguins 3 (Eudyptula minor) - Korora (Maori), Royal Albatross Centre, Dunedin, New Zealand

 

This protected nesting site hosts penguin burrows over its hillside expanse. The penguins come ashore each evening in sets of 3-6 and climb the beach and hillside to reach their burrows.

The Royal Albatross Centre (also host to the only mainland nesting site for the Royal Albatross) hosts tours each evening to their penguin observation platform to witness this daily event.

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Royal Albatross on the wing (Animation), Royal Albatross Centre, Taiaroa Head, Dunedin, New Zealand

September 16th, 2017 No comments

The Royal Albatross Centre (host to the only mainland nesting site for the Royal Albatross) provides information and provides viewing of the nesting site. It also hosts tours each evening to their penguin observation platform to witness the evening arrival of the Little Blue Penguins to their burrows..

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A visit to Dunedin is not complete without taking in the outstanding natural beauty and wildlife of the Otago Peninsula and the Royal Albatross Centre.

The Royal Albatross Centre offers wildlife and cultural tours of Taiaroa Head.  Visit the world’s only mainland breeding colony of Royal Albatross, the historic Fort Taiaroa and see the Little Blue Penguin colony at Pilots Beach. People come from all over the world to enjoy the spectacular views on the Otago Peninsula, The Wildlife Capital of New Zealand.  With its 20 km long harbour, Otago Peninsula is the home of an abundance of magnificent world famous wildlife. — Royal Albatross Centre



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Little Blue Penguins (Eudyptula minor) – Korora (Maori), Royal Albatross Centre, Dunedin, New Zealand [Video] (0:56)

September 11th, 2017 Comments off

Little Blue Penguins (Eudyptula minor) – Korora (Maori), Royal Albatross Centre, Dunedin, New Zealand

Blue penguins come ashore and head uphill to their burrows at the Royal Albatross Centre in Dunedin, New Zealand.

Blue Penguin (Eudyptula minor) on Wikipedia

Little Blue Penguins (Eudyptula minor) - Korora (Maori), Royal Albatross Centre, Dunedin, New Zealand

 

This protected nesting site hosts penguin burrows over its hillside expanse. The penguins come ashore each evening in sets of 3-6 and climb the beach and hillside to reach their burrows.

The Royal Albatross Centre (also host to the only mainland nesting site for the Royal Albatross) hosts tours each evening to their penguin observation platform to witness this daily event.

Albatross logo

Royal Albatross Centre



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New Zealand Trip – August 31, 2017 (Day 8) – Tinker School, Dunedin Botanic Garden and Spotting the Royal Albatross (146 Photos)

September 10th, 2017 Comments off

New Zealand Trip – August 31, 2017 (Day 8)

Photos from our recent (August 2017) vacation to New Zealand with stops in Wellington and Dunedin.

A visit to Tinker School. a stroll through the Dunedin Botanic Garden and a cruise through Otago Harbor to the ocean to see the Royal Albatross and more.

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Rhododendron with raindrops Dunedin Botanic Garden Dunedin New Zealand

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New Zealand Trip – August 27, 2017 (Day 4) – Dunedin Architecture, Scenic Harbor and Little Blue Penguins!

September 7th, 2017 Comments off

New Zealand Trip – August 27, 2017 (Day 4) – Dunedin Architecture, Scenic Harbor and Little Blue Penguins!

Photos from our recent (August 2017) vacation to New Zealand with stops in Wellington and Dunedin.

We tour Dunedin on foot, shoot some architecture, drive along scene Otago Harbor and see Little Blue Penguins in the wild!

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Otago Harbor Dunedin New Zealand  10

St Paul s Cathedral Dunedin New Zealand  5

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Little Blue Penguin (Eudyptula minor) – Korora (Maori), Royal Albatross Centre, Dunedin, New Zealand [Video] (0:43)

September 6th, 2017 Comments off

Little Blue Penguin (Eudyptula minor) – Korora (Maori), Royal Albatross Centre, Dunedin, New Zealand

A small blue penguin finds its burrow and its mate at the Royal Albatross Centre in Dunedin, New Zealand.

Blue Penguin (Eudyptula minor) on Wikipedia

Blue Penguin (Eudyptula minor) - Korora (Maori), Royal Albatross Centre, Dunedin, New Zealand [Video] (0:43)

 

This protected nesting site hosts penguin burrows over its hillside expanse. The penguins come ashore each evening in sets of 3-6 and climb the beach and hillside to reach their burrows.

The Royal Albatross Centre (also host to the only mainland nesting site for the Royal Albatross) hosts tours each evening to their penguin observation platform to witness this daily event.

Albatross logo

Royal Albatross Centre



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The only kiwi we saw on this trip, unfortunately. We’ll try harder next time.

September 2nd, 2017 Comments off

The only kiwi we saw on this trip, unfortunately. We'll try harder next time.

The only kiwi we saw on this trip, unfortunately. We’ll try harder next time.

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Our lunch mate via Instagram

August 28th, 2017 Comments off

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We saw the blue penguins (pukekura) come in from sea last night. Totally amazing and cute. More pictures, video and audio to come. via Instagram

August 27th, 2017 Comments off

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Guest Blog: Visiting the Island Fox on Santa Cruz Island

August 8th, 2017 Comments off

Check out my first guest blog on the Friends of the Island Fox web site. — Douglas

What is like to visit the island fox at home? Walk along with our guest blogger – Douglas E. Welch

Island Journal – My First Visit to Santa Cruz Island

It took me over 25 years living in California to make my first visit to Santa Cruz Island. The Channel Islands have always intrigued me, but they seemed so difficult to visit.

Finally, the day arrived when our entire family boarded a boat for Santa Cruz Island. This was a trip sponsored by the Friends of the Island Fox. They took care of organizing our transport and acted as interpreters for all we hoped to see that day. The sun was shining brightly when we left Ventura Harbor, but as we got closer to the island a deep fog set in. Santa Cruz had to be out there somewhere, but we also could have been in the middle of the Pacific for all we knew. It was only by looking at my gps position on my iPhone that I knew we had to be close.

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