Rare penguin in Milford Sound
Southern Discoveries Kayak Guide Paul Park noticed a lone penguin near the Milford Sound Wharf over the weekend. It was the season’s first sighting of a rare Fiordland Crested Penguin or ‘Tawaki’.
It marks the start of penguin moulting season that takes place every year from mid-January to early March. Douglas Keith, Southern Discoveries Milford Sound manager says the penguins also visit in early spring when they come to the fiords for the nesting season, delighting visitors and nature guides aboard Encounter Cruises operated by Southern Discoveries.