It is heartwarming when a big national company says “WE would like to support the FLOCK in its approach to shorebird conservation”.

You don’t have to look too closely to see that new FLOCK members are getting the benefit of Resene’s generosity.

If you are a group making new birds for the FLOCK and would like some paint contact Louisa  or (09)232 2781
New groups are continuing to get involved. Just about all Devonport schools are making birds. Waitakaruru School at the bottom of the Firth of Thames has all 100 students fledging birds this term.
In the South Island, Rangiora Borough School is fledging birds too (the photo above shows some of their fantastic creations).

In Ashley Rakiura the grown-ups are also getting involved!

It is an unexpected bonus that fledging birds for the FLOCK helps with the rehab of those suffering from head injuries. Great stuff from Rotorua,

Plans are afoot to show all of these wonderful birds to the world. We will keep you posted with details.

The FLOCK will gather at Kaiaua on Saturday 22nd October, we haven’t confirmed the location yet but we will let you know.
All going to plan there will be a massive FLOCK appearance at Windsor Park, Devonport from 11th November.
Our South Island wing, the BRaid River Group has a number of events planned. They are getting great support from both business and local government. Look out for the FLOCK at Christchurch Airport. Follow them on Facebook

Their poster tells a little about the birds they are so concerned about.

There is also interest from other parts of the world.
Recently we sent some birds to South Korea for decoration.
Exciting news from the UK, a group in the Wirral is planning it’s own FLOCK.
While the FLOCK is not worldwide yet it is interesting to see from how many countries folk are following it’s progress through this Blog. At the moment there is interest from NZ, UK, USA, Russia, France, Ireland, Australia, Germany, Spain, South Korea, and the Ukraine. With Alaska and Siberia at the end of the flyway for our Arctic migrants it would be terrific to welcome them into the FLOCK project sometime soon. 

A big thanks again to Resene but also to those people who are getting behind the FLOCK. We haven’t even reached the halfway point yet so there is plenty of time for new schools and groups to get involved, no matter where in the world you are.
Welcome Te Puke School who are getting on board, looking forward to you photos.

Our world’s threatened shorebirds need our help.


Source: The Flock