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Tag Archives: seabirds

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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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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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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