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1921
The year kererū gained total protection
21
The number of years kererū can live
1
The number of eggs laid per clutch
18,981
The total number kererū counted in The Great Kererū Count 2018

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11 hours ago

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Project Kereru
Another gorgeous day here in Dunedin. Perfect for setting two more Kereru free. The birds were singing, and Kereru were swooping down over the valley as I walked in.. Turn up the volume and listen to the gorgeous bird song.
It was magic. ❤️🐦
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18 hours ago

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Every year, millions of birds are injured or killed flying into our home and office windows.

Birds do not perceive windows as a barrier, because they see the reflection of the sky or trees, instead of a pane of glass - believing they are following a clear flight path.

Window strike is one of the most common injuries in rehab patients at bird rescue centres. Shock, soft tissue damage (split ceres, ruptured air sacs, organ damage), head trauma (broken bills, concussion, cranial swelling), plus broken bones and fractures (coracoid, scapula, keel and clavicle) are all too common. Not only can these be painful, complex and time consuming to heal, they are also completely avoidable.

The good news is you can make a difference and help prevent native birds (like the NZ wood pigeon/kereru) from flying into windows, by using decals.

Decals deter birds and create a safer environment - when using numerous decals per window spaced closely together. You can purchase decorative decals, or clear decals which reflect UV light.

If you don’t want to use decals, then consider hanging something in your windows, or closing your curtains/blinds on problem windows while you are not at home 💕

You can purchase window decals here:

birdrescue.co.nz/stop-birds-hitting-windows-wiindow-decals/

yourdecalshop.co.nz/product/window-strike-flying-tui-decals/
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2 days ago

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2 days ago

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Kererū!

You flew in my view, you looked good - and knew.
The light was just right and it was quite a sight.
I was in Days Bay, and then I said “Yay.”

#kererū #nzbirds #daysbay #birdphotography #birdpoems
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2 days ago

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Stoat #3 caught today in the same Doc 250 as the others....so that's 3 so far in 5 weeks. Looks like it might be a stoat highway!
The plan for Friday is to move one of my Goodnature A24s a short distance and mount it on a tree stake as I have done with this one in the photo, as there are no trees to mount it on, and put it in close vicinity to the Doc 250, as that one is only a single catch trap.
The possum was also from this morning under one of my Goodnature A12 traps.
6 possums, 8 mice, 1 large ship rat and a stoat so far for this month.
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3 days ago

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Today we're celebrating The United Nations International Day for Biological Diversity.

Our Tiakina Ngā Manu programme will help to bring back our native birds with more than $38 million being spent to control rats and stoats over a million hectares this year – that’s 12 percent of the conservation estate.

But! We all need to get behind the push to save New Zealand’s native plants and wildlife.

The Environment Aotearoa 2019 report, released last month, shows what we’re up against. We all need to get behind the push to save New Zealand’s biodiversity.

Now’s the time to act. Think about how you can give nature a helping hand in your neighbourhood and bring biodiversity to your back yard - through trapping, planting native trees and shrubs and other sustainable choices.

You can read more about how to develop your backyard bio-diversity in our blog from last year's Conservation Week: bit.ly/2D3fHmR

#BiodiversityDay #BackyardBirds

📷: Herb Christophers - photographed from his backyard
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