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.
14th July 2020. Johan Kok from WildImages.co has put together another wonderful documentary about the challenges and successes from the summer season. Jim Eagles the project coordinator updates us on the progress from the volunteer efforts to catch Pacific Golden
7th July 2020 Just when you thought it was safe to forget about Pacific Golden Plovers, after two months of radio silence one of the six tags we deployed this season seems to be working again. After hearing nothing from
8th June 2020 After more than two months of radio silence since leaving Pūkorokoro we’ve finally heard from one of this season’s six tagged Kuriri. Ra – who was named after the sun – has reported in from Alaska. As
30th March 2020 It has been a hugely exciting time for the Pacific Golden Plover/Kuriri Project. First, with our last catching attempt of the season, we caught three more of these elusive birds – nicknamed Kowhai, Ra and Ahi –
3rd December 2019 The latest stage of our project to find out more about our Pacific Golden Plovers has been successfully completed. A combined team of banders from the Shorebird Centre and four experienced PGP catchers from Brigham Young University,
23rd November 2019 Our team of volunteers is about to assemble to try to catch seven more Pacific Golden Plover so we can fit them with satellite tags and hopefully fill in all the blanks in what we know about
2nd October 2019 An update from Lee Tibbitts at the US Geological Survey on the 23rd September 2019 confirmed that JoJo had left Alaska, flew over the Hawaiian Islands and then stopped, at least for a time at Teraina (or
23rd August 2019 The transmitters have started to send data more frequently in anticipation of the Pacific Golden Plovers long migration south to New Zealand, which could start at any time now. JoJo and Amanda are hopping about at sites
11th July 2019 And so the excitement continues. The latest satellite report indicates that Wee Jimmy arrived in Alaska on 5th July 2019, after a 16,600km journey from Pūkorokoro which took 73 days, and is resting up near Lake Selawik.