April 1, 2018

2017/18 was our best season ever with wonderful people enjoying the best of New Zealand nature with us! Hard to believe we were swimming in the ocean from October all the way through to Easter. This certainly made up for a wet winter. We know winter is on its way when...

July 24, 2017

2017 has been our best birding year ever. We are seeing fantastic birds across our region and and across New Zealand. A winter highlight has been the New Zealand dotterels at Ohiwa Harbour, with over 60 of this wonderful endemic species wintering over. As I write they...

March 13, 2017

Summer has been magic in NZ. Foris has been busier than ever with our Birding Tours taking off and our regular hiking options growing for the 5th straight year. Visitor feedback is humbling and testiment to the efforts we make to ensure they have a great time.


August 1, 2016

I am lucky enough to spend a large amount of time in some of New Zealand's most beautiful places and every week see a menagerie of NZ's endangered species. Over the last 25 years I have worked in the great outdoors both here in NZ and overseas. I have tried hard to cre...

July 8, 2016

Two days out of Christchurch and 70 species of birds later I was tired and happy. 

A Black stilt was a highlight with only around 100 left in the world! Not the best picture, bad light and taken with phone via spotting scope! We had only landed for 30 minutes and saw th...

May 9, 2016

I love these binoculars. I have used a few over the years but tended to spend my hard earned $ on camera equipment. This xmas I shouted myself. The old adage buy once buy right comes to mind. They are great in low light situations especially in the forests where I spen...

April 30, 2016

Cambridge High School Students doing a five minute bird count survey as part of their formal year 12 biology progreamme.


One of the activities foris eco-tours are most proud of is our education program. People often ask what students get out of being in the outdoors bu...

April 22, 2016

New Zealand birding is not complete without seeing bar tailed godwits. These stunning birds migrate from SIBERIA all the way to a New Zealand summer. If they can do it so can you! Get in touch with www.foris.co.nz to book a tour now!

February 9, 2016

Over the 2015/16 New Zealand summer we were inundated with requests for multi-day birding adventures. So we decided to put together a tour that highlights our favorite birding spots in New Zealand. 


In four dates in December/January 2016/17 Foris eco-tours has put toge...

January 13, 2016

North Island kaka are one of the forests loudest characters. Sadly there are only a few thousand left in the wild. Great work is being done across the country with pest free sanctuaries rebuilding healthy populations with a combination of supplimentary feed and artific...

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