Wooden Bones on the beach, Birdlings flat.

Drift Wood at Birdling’s Beach

Birdling’s FlatPrint signed by John Maillard on 17x22inch etching paper, with a handling edge.

Birdling’s Flat is a pebble beach that is part of Kaitorete Spit. The beach is well known as a place to find small agates and a variety of other attractive rounded pebbles. Due to strong ocean currents, swimming and surfing is not advised.

Ten seconds of water, sky, land and peace

Birdling’s Flat is named for the Birdling family, who were the first European Settlers to farm the area. William Birdling was the first member of the Birdling family to arrive in New Zealand. He was employed by George Rhodes in 1843 to come to Banks Peninsula and work as his overseer. William built a house, Waikoko, in the area which was later to bear his name.