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Bird sightings are welcome – email Paul on birdo@post.com to report wild birds. We are not involved with caged birds.

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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Bird Species List for Mauao and local surrounding sea [56 species in total]

Key to species. E= endemic (nowhere else in the world). N= Native (naturally here). I = Introduced by man Land birds:  [35 species] White-faced Heron  [N] Cattle Egret (one record, 2000s)  [N] Reef Heron [N] Black Swan [I] Paradise Shelduck [E] Mallard [I] Australasian Harrier [N] New Zealand Falcon [E] California Quail (breeding) [I] Pheasant […]

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New petrel species for Mauao

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A newly-recorded species of petrel for Mauao was ashore in Pilot Bay in January and was released with 13 other Grey-faced Petrels on 4th January. What was originally identified by the vets as a “shearwater” was in fact a petrel species the experts are still trying to identify. Paul Cuming suggested Cook’s Petrel. Other experts […]

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Brian Petrel and his neighbours leave Mauao

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Our target of banding 30 chicks was achieved this year – we banded exactly 30! Another 15 were banded and released on the Mauao “G” Colony that had been handed in to the vets from various locations, so we don’t exactly know where they came from. So 45 chicks this year is a “good” year. […]

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Rare bird visits Mauao for Sea Week 2016

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During Sea Week we were lucky to have Julia Graham spot a Siberian Tattler amongst the rocks. Living up to it’s name, this bird breeds in Siberia and makes its way down to New Zealand for our Summer. Many birders came to see the bird but it was our own trustee Sandi van Leeuwen who […]

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