August 13, 2018 by
banded dotterel, bird survey, Black-backed gull, Black-billed gull, Canterbury Water Management Strategy, climate change, gene editing, Newsletters, trapping, wrybill
Greetings, Our next meeting, which will also be our AGM, will be 2-5pm, Friday 14 September, at the DOC offices, Ngai Mahi Rd Sockburn. Firstly, I’d like to thank ECan for contributing funds to BRaid to help keep the wheels spinning for another 12 months. I’d also like to that everyone who wrote letters of […]
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April 8, 2018 by
banded dotterel, bird survey, Black-billed gull, black-fronted terns, Breeding, Clarence River, Ecology, gene editing, genetic, Lower Waitaki, Newsletters, pest mammals, Reports, Research, seabirds, trapping, traps, wrybill
Greetings, At our last meeting in February, Ailsa’s Howard’s presentation on the use of ‘nesting cages’ on South Bay, Kaikoura, was impressive, to say the least. This method is proving to be a highly successful technique for saving nesting dotterels, with the added social engagement benefit of placing emphasis on ‘saving’ birds rather than ‘killing’ […]
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December 4, 2017 by
Ashley, banded dotterel, Black-billed gull, black-fronted terns, wrybill
We are delighted that Karikaas, makers of some of New Zealand’s yummiest cheeses, has released their award-winning cheeses in ‘braided river bird’ themed boxes. The handcrafted cheeses include information about wrybill, black-billed gulls, black-fronted terns, and banded dotterels. Inside is a collectable fridge magnet featuring one of the birds. Best Christmas presents ever! And what […]
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November 24, 2016 by
banded dotterel, bird survey, Black-billed gull, black-fronted terns, Clarence River, DOC, ECan, Harper River, kaki, kaki /black stilt, Newsletters, Waiau River, Waimakariri, Wilberforce River
Hello all, Firstly, please note that the next BRaid meeting his this Friday 25 November at 31 Nga Mahi Rod, Sockburn. This will be our final meeting for 2016. It’s been a disruptive couple of weeks, from coming to grips with a new world order to dealing with yet another earthquake sequence, which has also […]
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November 24, 2016 by
banded dotterel, Harper River, trapping, traps, Trustpower, Wilberforce River
A big thank you to Brian from Trustpower for once again taking Nick and I, and Toni from the Coleridge Habitat Trust up to the Harper and Wilberforce Rivers on Monday to check on the birds. Four signs were also installed to alert visitors that this is the height of breeding season, and that breeding […]
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