Matiu Somes News

45 c small size
Projects | Stories

2016/17 fluttering shearwater breeding season ends

The 2016/17 fluttering shearwater breeding season has come to a very successful end. Three chicks were born and all successfully fledged. This compares to just one chick in 2014/15 and another in 2015/16. ... Read More >

Fluttering Shearwater in flight
Projects

The chick has fledged - January 2016

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

Fluttering Shearwater in flight
Projects

WOW, what a night!!! - December 2015

I have just returned from spending two nights on the island doing my monthly overnight visit. As I know birds like rough weather, I extended my usual stay by one night to catch the gale force winds on the 12th. ... Read More >

Fluttering Shearwater in flight
Projects | Programmes | Fauna

Fluttering Shearwater

A three-year project to translocate 237 fluttering shearwater chicks was successfully completed in 2014 ... Read More >

fs in flight 480x225
Projects

End of Translocation Stage

The chick from burrow 40 went back to the island on Thursday after spending a couple of days at the zoo ... Read More >

fs in flight 480x225
Projects

Pub Crawling Chick

Chick 40 visits a pub in Wellington! ... Read More >

fs in flight 480x225
Projects

Fond Farewells

Last night's southerly was perfect departure weather for the fluttering shearwater chicks. ... Read More >

fs in flight 480x225
Projects | Fauna

Video of Fluttering Shearwater Chick Exercising!!

We've posted a video of chick 35 on its first night outside its burrow .... ... Read More >

Subscribe to our newsletter

Keep up to date. Enter your email address to be added to our mailing list.