Did you know that there are more species of penguins that call New Zealand home than any other country? We are particularly blessed with these beautiful birds here in Southland as we have three species found on our shores. The tawaki Fiordland crested penguins can be found along the Fiordland coast whilst the hoiho yellow-eyed penguin is a common sight in the Catlins. The world’s smallest penguin, the kororā little penguin can be spotted at many places on our coastline. 

Learn more about other birds in Southland: