December 5, 2017 by
ARRG, Ashley, bird survey, Black-billed gull, climate change, kaki, kaki /black stilt, Makarora, Newsletters, NIWA, Waimakariri, wrybill
Greetings, Following on from our last newsletter, we are delighted to announce that Karikaas, makers of some of New Zealand’s yummiest cheeses, has partnered with BRaid. Their award-winning cheeses are now going to be packaged in ‘braided river bird’ themed boxes. Each handcrafted cheese includes information about wrybill, black-billed gulls, black-fronted terns, or banded dotterels, and […]
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December 5, 2017 by
Ashley, kaki, kaki /black stilt, trapping
The Tasman River is not the only place where kakī /black stilt are breeding. Grant Davey took these photos last week in the Ashley River area. Although in this case, as there is only one, the hybrid sub-adults nearby are most likely the result of it mating with a poaka/pied stilt. There has been a […]
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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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October 9, 2016 by
biology, Ecology, kaki, kaki /black stilt, population trends
What if you could ‘de-extinct’ our vanishing bird species by bringing them back from the dead? If we can’t keep pace with the rapid decline of kaki and black-billed gulls, is this a viable fall-back position? While we’re at it, why not bring back moas or Haast’s eagles? With the CRISPR revolution in genetic engineering, […]
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