Archives For birds

After a month of care and rehabilitation, our staff had the privilege of releasing Tiaki the Kea back to his mountain home in Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park.

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What’s the link between an ancient genus of duck which can cruise below the water like a submarine and a Toyota Kiwi Guardian site? Ranger Abi Whitman explores. 

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Two weeks in dense Great Barrier Island forest isn’t everyone’s thing, but for the nationally vulnerable seabird, the takoketai/black petrel, this is where they hang out to breed. This is also where Sir Peter Blake-DOC Ambassador James Ranstead is studying them.

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For 20 years our ‘bird counters’ have been flying into the remote Landsborough valley in South Westland to monitor the effects of sustained predator control on bird life. This work has contributed to a long-term picture of the health of the bird community in Landsborough Valley that includes more than a dozen native species.

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It’s now over six weeks since the first 18 takahē took flight (so to speak) to their new home in Kahurangi National Park. Takahē Advocacy Ranger Julie Harvey updates us on the birds progress in their new home.

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Another successful northern New Zealand dotterel breeding season has flashed by on the Coromandel Peninsula.

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Brown kiwi live in the North Island. There are four distinct forms, including the Coromandel brown kiwi.

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