Kākā, kererū and tīeke -three times as likely to be seen compared to 2011

Spotting a kākā, kererū or tīeke in Wellington reserves has become about three times more likely in the last decade, with bird poulations spilling into the suburbs, like Ngaio and Crofton Downs.

The Wellington City Council has tallied up the birds in  its annual bird count, finding significant increases in five endemic bird species: tūī, kākā, kererū, tīeke and kākāriki.

Council environment partnership leader Tim Park said the prolific birds were becoming “ambassadors for Wellington” and the predator-free effort.

The full story is available here

This entry was posted in News. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *