By Sophia age 8 I took the great opportunity to look at the birds during the Garden Bird Survey week. It is a nationwide citizen science project that encourage people to get out and count all the birds for one hour. I sat down with my mum and recorded all the birds and the highest […]
Written by Stanley (age 7) from North Canterbury At night we can hear Little Owls outside. I have written an article about a home that we made for the Little Owls. One evening my Dad came home from work and he told me that we could build an owl house because his friend gave him […]
Me and my grandma went to the Brook Sanctuary on Saturday for a KCC activity. We all gathered around at the house as Katrina took the roll. Then Rick showed us some wetas his son had caught in some jars. We had some time to explore the house and press the buttons with bird calls. […]
Today I am going to be talking about why I think the New Zealand Falcon are the best. I believe that the New Zealand Falcon are the best because they are very intelligent and fast. The Māori name for the Falcon is Kārearea. The New Zealand Falcon is the only Falcon in New Zealand. Around […]
By Sally Lashmar, Owhango Alive A few weeks ago I received a text saying that I had a “present” in my garage. This was not unusual, as I am part of the local predator trapping/weed control volunteer group, “Owhango Alive”, in the Central North Island. I had discovered a variety of offerings in the garage (HQ) […]
By Magnolia (age 7) I like playing with my cats (Honey Lemon and Black Cat), and my baby sister. I like native birds, they are beautiful singers and New Zealand is a very special place for them. We are trying to attract native birds into our school. We have 2 tūī in the trees and […]
By Ailsa Howard, Hutton’s Shearwater Charitable Trust, and Chairperson, F&B Kaikōura branch In the South Island, about halfway between Christchurch and Picton, there are two parallel mountain ranges, known as the Inland and Seaward Kaikōuras. As mountains go, they are very young and steep, and the rocks that make them up are very soft and crumbly. Many areas are dangerous because of […]
This story was written c. 1927 by Arthur Messenger for his nephew, Gerald. Arthur wrote some of the very first Forest & Bird stories for kids! This one is all about the Gerald’s family cat catching ruru (morepork). Thanks heaps to Gerald for sharing it with us!
By the van der Loos family While on holiday at Omaha over Christmas, we spent a lot of time at the bird sanctuary spotting endangered birds. After reading the information about the critically endangered fairy tern, we then saw one fly over us and saw the difference between that and the usual ones we see […]
Families from Marlborough KCC joined local bird expert, Mike Bell, to help band black-backed gull chicks nesting on the Wairau River bed. Video is by Lennox (age 13).