Birds experts at Whangawehi

On the 16th of August, Tamsin Ward Smith and Kay Grifith, both environmental consultants from Hawkes bay came to Whangawehi for a short site assessment study. Over the past 4 years, the Catchment Group has allowed the retirement of favourable habitats for a number of bird species. In parallel, our pest control activities have grown to allow the bird life to recolonize these protected habitats. The report that will follow this field study will help the group better understand what bird species are likely to come back naturally, which ones are likely to thrive in the habitats available at present time and the steps to follow if we decide to translocate a specific bird specie back into the catchment.This scoping study will give us an insight on what to expect and the nature of the work required ahead of us.

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