Sunday, January 21, 2018

MEDIA RELEASE: December edition of Birds New Zealand magazine published

The December 2017 edition of Birds New Zealand magazine has been published, containing details of the Birds New Zealand Research Fund 2017 funding round, which includes funding for research on Yellow-eyed Penguin (Hoiho), Fiordland Crested Penguin (Tawaki), Snares Crested Penguin, Erect-crested Penguin, Great Spotted Kiwi, Black Stilt, Weka, Stitchbird (Hihi), Chatham Island Taiko, South Georgian Diving Petrel, Buller’s Shearwater, and the acoustic identification of native birds.

Other reports include the results of research funded by the Birds New Zealand Research Fund 2016 funding round, including research on Australasian Bittern, Yellow-eyed Penguin (Hoiho), Fiordland Crested Penguin (Tawaki), New Zealand Falcon (Karearea), Mottled Petrel, Brown Skua, Buller’s Shearwater, and birds in urban restored forests.

This edition also features an illustrated article by Geoff Walls entitled, “Retrospective citizen science: changes in bird status on D’Urville Island (1972-1026) from collected observations”.

It also contains details of the 2018 Birds New Zealand Conference and Annual General Meeting, to be held in Waitangi (Bay of Islands), 2-3 June, and news of the appointment of a new convenor of the Scientific Committee (Graeme Taylor) and a new Moult Convenor (Gillian Vaughan).

And it also contains the regular quarterly report of the Society's President, David Lawrie, quarterly reports from the regions, and Bird News.

Link to the online edition of the magazine: https://notornis.osnz.org.nz/node/4403