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+64 21 077 6851 (NZ 021 077 6851)

For Grey-faced Petrel Monitoring, your contact person is: Paul Cuming – 027 465 8710 email: birdo@post.com

One of the last Mauao petrel fledglings for 2018

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Petrel Update July 2018

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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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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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Mauao petrel and penguin update

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Since 1989 we have been monitoring Grey-faced Petrel chicks on Mauao. Some years are better than others, with 2 chicks being the very worst year (mainly due to stoats), and 52 chicks in the best year. Last year we had 30 chicks. This year we want to increase that number, as 50 is really only maintaining […]

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Latest petrel arrivals back at Mauao

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Some of our regular Grey-faced Petrels have returned to our colonies in the last few weeks. Here are two of the latest arrivals!  

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Grey-faced Petrels on Mauao

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The Grey-faced Petrel colony has had one of the best chances to get a good crop of chicks away for the 2015/6 season, with low rat numbers. The 26 chicks that were counted as fledged this year was a good improvement on the last full year of the study. But we need at least 50 […]

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Grey-faced Petrel Monitoring 2016

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The Grey-faced Petrel field work will be commencing shortly. Typically there is a cluster of fieldwork in the April/May ; July/August ; December/January periods, with small focus groups monitoring the populations during those times. Please contact Paul Cuming for further information on 0274658710 or email; birdo@post.com

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