Pied  stilts flying over Okarito Lagoon iwth Mt Adam in background  © Richard Saunders




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News Archive

21 Jul 2009

Official launch of Birding West Coast Tuesday 21 July
Birding West Coast is being launched on the West Coast Tuesday 21 July and aims to get visitors staying longer in the region by promoting its unique bird-watching experiences.

18 Jun 2009

Parrots' return to Raoul Island 'a conservation first'
Stuff.co.nz The return of red-crowned parakeets or kakariki to Raoul Island after 150 years...

27 May 2009

DoC probes sighting of `extinct' kokako-stuff.co.nz
Golden Bay amateur ornithologist Alec Milne is convinced he's seen a South Island kokako...

21 Apr 2009

Many NZ bird species at risk - stuff.co.nz
New Zealand birds are struggling to survive, with many species and subspecies at risk, new research shows...

15 Apr 2009

Possum pill breakthrough - stuff.co.nz
A breakthrough in the search for a possum contraceptive could cut the use of the controversial pest-control poison 1080.

12 Apr 2009

Keeping kakapo alive - stuff.co.nz
Keeping alive New Zealand's most endangered chicks is a never-ending procedure

24 Mar 2009

Stephen Fry in Wellington for the birds
One of Karori Sanctuary's newest arrivals received an extra-special welcome to its new home, from British writer and comedian Stephen Fry.

24 Mar 2009

Buller's birds still charm
Walter Buller is known as New Zealand's leading 19th century ornithologist but by today's standards he would be regarded as a major threat to native birds.

24 Mar 2009

Kiwi find gulf sanctuary
Nine endangered little spotted kiwi were released on to an island sanctuary in the Hauraki Gulf.