Archives For Fiordland Kiwi Diaries

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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Our first job for the new kiwi project at Shy Lake was to get radio transmitters on enough adults that we could hope for a worthwhile sample this year in terms of survival monitoring.

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Having chosen a site that would work for our study, we need to catch some adult kiwi and attach radio transmitters to their legs.

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We’re on the front lines of saving our iconic kiwi. Today we catch up with DOC ranger Tim who is currently managing a new project monitoring southern Fiordland tokoeka kiwi at Shy Lake.

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