After several decades, tui are again breeding on Banks Peninsula

Young tui. Flickr photo by Mollivan Jon Last April, we blogged about the release of 30 tui (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae, an endemic New Zealand song bird) onto Banks Peninsula to attempt to re-establish a self-sustaining wild population. Lincoln University lecturer Laura Molles has been leading the population monitoring. Laura and Karen…

Town cats visit the wet rats

Cats are common pets all around the world. Nowhere is this so pronounced as in New Zealand where we have the highest rate of cats/households in the world. One of things that we like about cats is their independence but this comes with a downside – what does your cat…

A tough decision for mum

This blog post was written by postgraduate student Haojin (Jin) Tan as part of the course, Research Methods in Ecology (Ecol 608).

New Zealand Seeking: Seabird Enthusiasts

This blog post was written by postgraduate student Jessica Parisi as part of the course, Research Methods in Ecology (Ecol 608). Pitt island shagPhoto by Kerry-Jayne Wilson,Lincoln University. There are over 80 breeding species of seabirds in the New Zealand region and one of them, the Pitt island shag (left),…