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Braided rivers are home to a number of our special native birds, and they need some help! Creating islands in the river where birds can nest is one way we can help reverse the decline of birds like the wrybill, black billed gull and black fronted terns. Several project to test the optimal size and location of islands have been undertaken the past few years, along with ways to attract birds to nest on them. These including the Clarence and Lower Waitaki Rivers. Download this PDF for a quick ‘how to’ guide. The images below are a preview.