Thursday, September 20, 2018

June edition of Birds New Zealand magazine published

The June 2018 edition of Birds New Zealand magazine has been published, containing news of Birds New Zealand’s new National Bird Monitoring Scheme, the result of The Great Hihi Sperm Race, and North Korea’s decision to join the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership.

Other reports include the results of research funded by the Birds New Zealand Research Fund 2016 on the conservation genetics of Chatham Island Taiko, the results of the Birds New Zealand 2017 national wader censuses, and the Birds New Zealand Youth Camp held in Southland in April 2018.

It also reports on the results of at-sea tracking of Hoiho or Yellow-eyed Penguins, the release of 18 South Island Takahe into the wild at Kahurangi National Park, a study describing a new extinct pigeon species, the Zealandian Dove, from fossils found in 16-19 million-year-old deposits at St Bathans in Otago, a report of a pair of black morph Variable Oystercatchers producing a pied morph chick, and a report of a North Island Robin eating forest fungus.

This edition features illustrated articles on the seabirds of remote southern Fiordland by Colin Miskelly and birdwatching in Papua New Guinea by Michael Szabo.

It also contains the last quarterly report by the Society's outgoing President, David Lawrie, whose term in office ended in early June, and regular quarterly reports from around the regions.

Link to the online edition of the magazine: https://www.notornis.osnz.org.nz/node/4418

Michael Szabo, Editor, Birds New Zealand
Tel. (04) 383 5784