Matiu Somes News

BBG Chick 320x225 19KB SC Feb 16
Fauna | Stories

Gull Banding 2015 – 2016

What with the weather not playing its part and some key people not being available, we still managed to have two separate groups of volunteers doing what they could to band as many Black-backed Gull chicks as possible. ... Read More >

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Flora | Fauna | Maintenance

Visits to Makaro and Mokopuna Islands

On 8 February 2016, Graeme Taylor, Emma Rowell, Gail Abel and Shane Cotter visited both Makaro (Ward) and Mokopuna (Leper) Island in Wellington Harbour. Transport was provided by Emma Dunning, DOC Ranger, from Matiu/Somes Island. ... Read More >

Fluttering Shearwater in flight

The chick has fledged - January 2016

After the excitement of the December overnight visit, January was very quiet by comparison. ... Read More >


Mutton birds on Matiu/Somes Island

While walking around the island at midnight on the 24th of January 2016 showing some friends the local nightlife (Tuatara, Giant Weta and Little Blue Penguins), I heard and recorded a seabird calling from the ground. ... Read More >

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