World record breaker finishing up with Habitat Tours here in NZ!
The world of global birdwatching has been taken by storm this year with one individual smashing the world record for the most bird species sighted in a single year. The previous record of 4321 was broken as early as September will continue with each new bird a new world record till the end of the year.
With 2 months to go, Noah from Oregon USA has already reached a staggering list of over 5000 species and is keen to find some of his final world record-breaking birds here in New Zealand!
Noah will be coming with us for only a few days in late December on an intense birdwatching mission with Habitat guide Harry Boorman. The pair will be aiming to sight some rare and endemic New Zealand species in order to produce an unbeatable bird list that will hold for years to come.
I spoke with Noah while he was on a lunch break in Malaysia and he told me of his excitement about his trip to New Zealand saying that although has only spent a few days here ‘it’s a place that feels like home’.
Noah has put North Island Brown Kiwi on his top priority list amongst a variety of endemics we hope to show him. He also talked of his passion for exploring more of New Zealand stating it was going to be his first ever time in the North Island and that he had always been amazed at the friendly Kiwi people he had met around the world.
Noah plans to have visited over 70 countries by December 31st and will no doubt be a little tired after 365 days birding and it’s our aim to ensure he enjoys his short stint in New Zealand.
On January the 1st, Noah will return home and says that he has planned a full week of sleep to recover form a year of full on birdwatching before he then starts to write his second book which will describe his magnificent year long adventure.
Tristan Cullen - Passionate Conservationist