Archives For Kiwi

On a rare long weekend of pure sunshine, we head back in to Shy Lake to check on the Fiordland tokoeka chicks.

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Thanks to the Ruahine Whio Protectors, we’ve got confirmation that kiwi are present across more of the Ruahine Forest Park than was previously known.

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A week or so after our last trip, we follow the southern Fiordland tokoeka through our first monitored breeding season.

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New Zealand’s birds aren’t known for being particularly savvy when it comes to defending themselves from introduced predators.

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Our native species have been isolated from the rest of the world for a long time. As a result, they’ve developed traits that are quite unusual in the animal kingdom.

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It’s been a busy winter at Shy Lake as we follow the southern Fiordland tokoeka through our first monitored breeding season.

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With a roof over our heads and a track to help us get around without pushing through snow-laden bush for hours, we were ready to start monitoring kiwi nests. 

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