Skraaarrk! Thanks to all of you who have asked about me. I’m still living off the grid since my transmitter stopped working but there is no reason to worry. I’m on a safe, predator-free island with other kākāpō.
It’s something of a family tradition — my Grandad Rangi was missing for 21 years on Whenua Hou, but I’m sure my ranger mates will find me sooner than that...
Boom! The Haast tokoeka kiwi is a shy, mountain-loving bird and one of our rarest kiwi species.
DOC rangers are working with conservation technology company Goodnature to install new traps at a remote South Westland site to better protect these special birds from introduced predators: [ Bit.ly Link ] #BattleForOurBirds
Skraaarrk! My buddies at Kākāpō Recovery have partnered with FLOAT - For Love Of All Things to help raise money for kākāpō conservation!
Limited edition t-shirts featuring a kākāpō design by Mel Paul (The Original Thread) are available this week only on the FLOAT website. For every shirt sold FLOAT will donate $8 USD to Kākāpō Recovery.
Skraaarrk! Pīwakawaka or fantails are pretty common in New Zealand, but they don't usually look like this
This white fantail might look pretty, but white isn't a very sensible colour for a bird because it makes him really easy to see. This is great for photographers, but also for predators who can spot a white bird easily in the forest, and might think that he looks extra tasty.