February 2019 

Heat waves and wild life

We all agree that it has been very hot and dry so far this year.  What can we do if this dry period lasts any longer? 

Water, water, water!!  

Put out plenty of water!

Not just water for weka but for all our birds.  Fill up your bird baths!  Put out  bowls of water!  Ice-cream containers work well.  

You will be amazed at the different birds that come to visit you!

Choose somewhere safe from your neighbour’s cat.  

Look who has been visiting Frying Pan Flat;  lots of tui, Californian quail and even a morepork (ruru)! 

Autumn Count 2019

Our 2019 data will be added to the information collected over the last 14 years by volunteers like you.  We can only do this if we have you out there on beautiful summer evenings listening for these special birds.

Dates have been set for the next annual count – March 16th, 23rd, and 30th.  April 6th will be our rain date.  If you are on our list of counters you will get further information but we would love it if you could pencil these dates into your diaries now and try to keep one or more of them free.