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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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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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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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