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).
Hi, I’m Betty, and I’m eight years old. I want to help save New Zealand native birds, so me and my friend went fundraising. We were going to Waiake to fundraise, but went to Brown’s Bay beach instead! These are some photos of our fundraising. On the left is me, and on the right is Taya.
This blog provides feedback on entries to our penguin box design challenge in issue 135 (winter 2017) of Wild Things magazine. Penguin boxes are a useful bit of kit for those working to support kororā (little blue penguins) in Aotearoa New Zealand. They are often preferred over natural nests during their important breeding and moulting […]
Rototuna Primary School made a human bar graph to show their preferences for Bird of the Year 2017! Look’s like kiwi have some firm support in the Waikato!