Friday, April 27, 2018

MEDIA RELEASE: March edition of Birds New Zealand magazine published

The March 2018 edition of Birds New Zealand magazine has been published, containing news of the first New Zealand breeding record of Leach’s Storm Petrel and the first New Zealand breeding record of Hoary-headed Grebe since the 1977-78 season.

Other reports include results of research funded by the Birds New Zealand Research Fund 2016 on South Island Robins and Common Diving Petrels, the Australasian Ornithological Conference held at Australia in October 2017, the bird-banding Youth Camp held at Miranda in October 2017, the breeding success of a Black-billed Gull colony at the Tukituki River mouth in Hawke’s Bay, and the new study describing two new extinct rail species from fossils found in 16-19 million-year-old deposits at St Bathans, Otago.

This edition also features an illustrated article by Rod Hay on a December 2017 birdwatching trip to the Western Province of the Solomon Islands.

It also contains details of the 2018 New Zealand Bird Conference and Annual General Meeting, to be held in Waitangi (Bay of Islands), 2-3 June 2018, and a notice of motion for four amendments to the Constitution of the Ornithological Society of New Zealand Inc.

The regular quarterly reports from the Society's President, David Lawrie, and from around the regions are also included.

Link to the online edition of the magazine: http://notornis.osnz.org.nz/node/4411