Friday, November 24, 2017

MEDIA RELEASE: New edition of Birds New Zealand magazine published

The September 2017 edition of Birds New Zealand magazine has been published, containing details from the annual Birds New Zealand conference held in Te Anau, Southland, in June, including the announcement of new Student Awards, the recipients of the Society’s Annual Awards, and the minutes of the 78th Annual General Meeting.

Other reports include the results of a new study that has found the New Zealand population of South Georgian Diving Petrel is an undescribed species, the results of two new studies describing extinct endemic New Zealand species of shag and swan, the capture and banding of Southern New Zealand Dotterels in Southland, and the recipient of the 2017 David Medway Scholarship, who will use it to conduct research into the foraging ecology of Bar-tailed Godwits upon arrival in New Zealand.

It also features illustrated articles about a birdwatching tour of China’s Yellow Sea coast, and a post-conference field trip in the footsteps of Geoffrey Orbell to Takahe Valley in the Murchison Mountains.

This edition also reports the re-election of Mel Galbraith and Keith Woodley to the Birds New Zealand Council for another three-year term and presents a summary of a new membership survey. It also contains the regular quarterly report of the Society's President, David Lawrie, and quarterly reports from the regions.

 

Link to the online edition of the magazine: https://notornis.osnz.org.nz/node/4395