The ferry from the Quays at Auckland took us across to this scientific reserve and wildlife sanctuary. Managed by the Dept. of Conservation it seems to be run mainly by volunteer guides from the ‘Supporters of Tiritiri Matanga Inc.’ Led around the coast and through the bush our guide pointed out the various birds of interest. Most of the others in our group appeared to be keen birdwatchers but we played our part dutifully staring into the sky and photographing everything.