Results from the May/June 2021 kiwi listening period.
Would you like to do kiwi listening on your property?
We do human and electronic listening each year.
Here's the summary of our 2021 results.
We have electronic listening devices we put into the field each year, they don't have the range of the human ear, but do pick up the closer calls. We programme to record from 6:00pm - midnight and leave them out for five nights.
We then run the audio files through this free software from www.avainz.net and it identifies potential kiwi calls. Pretty cool kit.
Below is what the calls look like on the screen, male and female produce distinctly different graphic patterns. Highest recorded average was at Margaret Cooper's property on Kurapari Rd 3.7 calls per hour.
Here's a couple of audio files
A rowdy male: