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About Paul Cuming

Petrel specialist, Western Bay Wildlife Trust. Member of Birds New Zealand Memberof Pukorokoro Miranda Naturalist's Trust Registered Librarian

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The latest newsletter is available now. Click here and read about our 2019 details!

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Petrel Project – the history behind the study

Read about the history of our long-running here: Mauao study .  

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Penguin monitoring by microchip

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During the Rena incident, Trustees received training from Massey University’s Wildbase vets. We were kept upskilled during monitoring nights last summer.

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Birds handed in to ARRC released on Mauao

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Species of birds included Cook’s Petrel, Little Shearwater, Fluttering Shearwater, Grey-faced Petrel and Fairy Prion. Many of these species were unusual for the area, but came ashore by various reasons. Thanks to Craig Symes for the photos.

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Trustees receive training

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As part of our ongoing commitment to the environment, Trustees recently received training in identifying birds in the hand by members of BirdsNZ

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Sightings of Pied Stilts on Mauao wanted

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Get in touch with us if you see this common species of bird. It is quite uncommon on Mauao.

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Oystercatchers vulnerable to fishing line left on beach

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Unfortunately our friends the Oystercatchers were in trouble this summer. We received a callout to rescue this adult. Both adults were caught in the line – possibly when one went to rescue the other. Fortunately, one survived and will eventually re-pair. The bird which remained attached in the photograph went to the ARRC Trust and […]

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Bugs to be seen on Mauao

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A selection of mini beasts to look out for!

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One of the last Mauao petrel fledglings for 2018

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Petrel Update July 2018

Grey-facec Petrel

This year marks 28 years since the Grey-faced Petrel has been studied on Mauao. We have all that we need regarding data to state the two following statements: 1] That without pest control, the colony on Mauao would half in 50 years 2] That without pest control, the colony on Mauao would not be there […]

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