April 7, 2018 by
black-fronted terns, Breeding, Clarence River, Ecology, Lower Waitaki, pest weeds, Reports, Research, Waitaki, weeds
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 […]
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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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February 22, 2016 by
Black-billed gull, black-fronted terns, Breeding, Clarence River, Lower Waitaki, Newsletters, pest mammals
Hello all, This is a reminder that the next BRaid meeting is this coming Friday 26 February at 2.20pm, not 1.00pm, at DOC offices, Nga Mai Rd. Sockburn. We will be holding a manager’s meeting at 1.00pm, prior to the general meeting. I will be sending the agenda and last meeting’s minutes to all members […]
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February 10, 2016 by
black-fronted terns, Breeding, Clarence River, DOC, ECan, Funding, pest mammals
From Wildlife Management International Ltd: This video shows how one of the largest colonies of black-fronted tern colonies in the Acheron and Clarence River are under attack. Here, the stoat is killing an adult tern on the nest. The stoat didn’t even eat the bird, just killed it and moved on to another nest. When […]
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December 14, 2015 by
citizen science, Clarence River
One of the biggest problems for addressing the falling numbers of rare and endangered braided river birds, is the lack of resources to locate them. Unless we know where they are, it’s impossible to implement management plans to protect them. The new Braided River Partnerships Project is designed to overcome this, by enlisting river users […]
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