By Keith Woodley 1953 was an eventful year. Ed Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Everest, immediately prior to the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. There was a worker uprising in East Germany. Dwight Eisenhower was sworn in
Tōrea – South Island Pied Oystercatchers on the move
Prepared by Tansy Bliss (Kaitiaki Ranger PMNT) in collaboration with Anne Schlesselmann (MWLR Project Co-ordinator/Researcher – Conservation Ecology) and Emma Williams (DOC Project Manager/Science Advisor) – January 2023 Manaaki Whenua | Landcare Research (MWLR) and the Department of Conservation (DOC)
Out Now! The 2023 Shorebird Calendar
The 2023 Shorebird Calendar is out now. Either shop online or buy one from the Visitors Centre next time you’re there. $15.00 each Produced by the Pūkorokoro Miranda Naturalists’ Trust, the New Zealand voice for shorebirds. Your purchase helps support
Magazine November 2021 – How we saved the Northern NZ Dotterel
The management programme for the Northern New Zealand Dotterel/Tūturiwhatu, which has seen the population go from a steady decline to almost doubling in 30 years, is one of our greatest conservation successes. That triumph is due to the work of scores of community volunteers, the enthusiasm of a few dedicated wildlife rangers and the strategy devised by Dr John Dowding, writes Jim Eagles.
Webinar – Gob-Smacking Godwits
Watch our webinar following the last 2 years tracking the godwit migrations through the flyway
Magazine August 2021 – Finding the Nest of the Kuaka
This special godwit issue is full of the latest research on Bar-tailed godwits and insight from Keith Woodley into the strikingly different life of these birds in their northern home.
Magazine May 2021 – Caspian Terns vulnerabilities keep them moving
An interesting look into the New Zealand history of the Caspian Tern, the largest tern in the world, and a dive into their irregular breeding habits and vulnerabilities.
Magazine February 2021 – Look out for Fernbirds
Look out for Fernbirds. – Read about Jim Eagles and his family’s search for Fernbirds along the Shorebird Coast in our February 2021 Magazine
The Great PGP Miss
As 2020 came to a close, and holiday plans and last minute work pressures consumed many people’s thoughts, the Pacific Golden Plover team had their minds on more ornithological matters – another attempt to catch some PGPs and fit them with transmitters.
Our New World Record Holder!
Much has happened in Aotearoa and across the globe since our Arctic migrants left us in March. Now we are excited to welcome them “home”. The return of the godwits has been even more thrilling this season as the Global Flyway Network Project has made it possible to follow some birds as they make their way across the world.