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Anne has been helping with the fieldwork at Shy lake this spring, working to monitor southern Fiordland tokoeka nest and chicks through the project’s second season.

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“It sat down, it sat down!” This is the exclamation of an excited birder looking for banded dotterel/pohowera nests. It’s breeding season and its time figure out if our new predator cages will work to help boost nesting success.

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Our native New Zealand pigeon—the magnificent kererū (also known as kūkū or kūkupa in Northland)—features in today’s Photo of the Week.

Kererū in flight. Photo: Southstar | flickr | CC BY 2.0.

New Zealanders have been asked to keep their eyes open for kererū from now until Sunday, 5 October and to log their findings on the Great Kererū Count website.

It’d be great to see you get involved in this citizen science project, which will help build a detailed picture of kererū distribution across the country.

The Great Kererū Count is organised by Forest & Bird, the Kiwi Conservation Club and Kererū Discovery.

Photo by Southstar | CC BY 2.0.