Ange runs small tours at Ulva Island, a bird watching paradise. Her knowledge of the bird life is incredible and she takes the track real slow so you can see all the best birds and plants. We did our research and can confidently say she runs the best bird watching tours to Ulva Island. You get a full three or more hours with her and it’s super personalised. Plus she’s been involved in predator eradication and bird protection for decades so has lots of great knowledge to share. Down to earth, amazing bird watching and a lovely woman.
Booked an early tour to Ulva Island, was on the Island before the other water taxis and cruise boats arrived. WOW the birdsong was incredible, saw so many native birds ( Weka, Kaka, Saddleback, Kereru, Oyster Catchers, Stewart Island Robin) and Ange explained all the Flora and Fauna ( very interesting ) after walking the tracks we headed off in the boat to see many seabirds ( including Albatross, Penguins, Terns) and were delighted by the Hooker Sealions antics. JUST DO IT !!
My husband and I went on a half day guided walk with Ange on Stewart Island, then a Kiwi spotting tour later that evening. Both were absolutely fantastic. Ange is incredibly knowledgeable and has been involved in conservation in the area since the 1990s. She’s really relaxed and approachable and absolutely knows her stuff!
We saw some amazing birds & plants, including Kiwis, Saddlebacks & Yellow Heads.
Would recommend 100%.
Thank you, Ange!
If we hadn’t have had a guide for our Ulva Island trip, my family would’ve powered around the island walk in about an hour! It was so worth paying to have a guided tour – we walked quietly and slowly around the island, with time to learn the different bird calls, to see a huge range of native birds, learn about our native flora and even see a bonus Hooker Sea Lion nursing her baby.
I enjoyed everything about this tour – the boat trip over, the beautiful scenery, seeing native birds up close, and the speedy trip back.
Thanks Ange – it was a highlight of our stay in Rakiura.
We did a ulva island tour with Ange and Mike, the small personal tour was awesome. We went at our own pace, and their knowledge about the birds, the bush and the land is amazing. Saddlebacks, kaka, robins, and even a baby morepork. Would highly recommend beaks and feathers to anyone.
I felt it a real privilege to be guided by Ang to Ulva Island, not only did she tell me everything I needed to know about the amazing native wildlife, history of Ulva but her passion for the natural world and Stewart Island was infectious. We saw nearly every bird that was needed to be seen and lots of conversation about the native flora and fauna. Ang is a true local and am grateful to her sharing her life experiences of working with NZs natural world and living on Stewart Island. I’m so pleased to have supported a small local business like Beaks and Feathers who gave me an unforgettable experience oh and their gift shop is gorgeous.