See a real life kiwi! Considering kiwis are New Zealand’s national icon, you would think they are be everywhere. They’re not. Kiwi birds are not only an endangered species but nocturnal so chances of just bumping into one is very slim. However, because Kiwis love kiwis, there are plenty of conservation projects set up to protect these native flightless birds. Additionally, there are sanctuaries and zoos to see a real life kiwi. So where can you see kiwi birds in New Zealand?