Results of five-minute bird counts at seven locations within the Akeake Reserve. 2019 was our third count, undertaken yearly in September.
Key species are up over our baseline pre-trapping 2017 figures:
- Grey Warbler / Riroriro + 300%
- Tui + 200%
- Fantail / Piwakawaka +150%
A huge thank you to Will and Vicky who have been doing the trapping in the Reserve since May 2018 - they've removed over 500 pests out of there!
You'll see myna numbers are down, a huge thank you to our myna trappers Lindsay, Bruce, Lynda, Chris, Garth and Tony, who have removed over 600 of the pest birds Peninsula wide.