Friday, April 19, 2019

March edition of Birds New Zealand magazine published

The March 2019 edition of Birds New Zealand magazine has been published, containing summaries of the results of research projects funded by the Birds New Zealand Research Fund, news of honours awarded to Kerry-Jayne Wilson (New Zealand Order of Merit) and Helen Taylor (Royal Society 2018 Callaghan Medal), and the planned launch of the New Zealand Bird Atlas scheme in June 2019.

The summaries of the results of projects funded by the Birds New Zealand Research Fund include research on Weka, Australasian Bittern, Hihi, Tawaki, Hoiho, Whenua Hou Diving Petrel and the genetics of crested penguins, Australasian stilts and South Island Robins.

This edition also features an illustrated article about ‘Chatham Island Snipe – our littlest snipe’ by Birds New Zealand Councillor Colin Miskelly.

It also contains the quarterly report from the Society's President Bruce McKinlay, our regular quarterly reports from around the regions, and the quarterly Bird News report of sightings from around the country.

Link to the online edition of the magazine: http://notornis.osnz.org.nz/node/4443