It has been 6 months since the announcement that New Zealand would be predator free by 2050 garnered worldwide attention. But Caroline Wood asks – how will we get there? Forest & Bird led New Zealand’s first predator-free success story when Auckland branch member, Mr. A. McDonald, from Waiheke Island, used a £5 government grant […]
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An archival project has uncovered a possible “new” record of a huia being spotted 17 years after the last confirmed sighting. By Caroline Wood. Ecologist Nikki McArthur recently came across an intriguing hand-written note while documenting historical bird records collected by RHD Stidolph, one of the founding members of Birds New Zealand. It is a […]
Caroline Wood gives a brief round up of news from the South Island gathering at Makarora, on the edge of Mount Aspiring National Park. It’s possibly the first time a real live bird has attended a Forest & Bird annual gathering as a guest. North Canterbury branch member Jackie Stevenson (pictured below) brought this little fellow – a […]
Mistletoes grow in many countries around the world but New Zealand is home to eight unique species. Three are called the beech mistletoes because they primarily grow on southern beech trees. They have large, showy red or yellow flowers that are pollinated by native birds. Two closely related species, the green mistletoes, have small (2–5 millimetres) greenish-yellow flowers that are […]