How you can help
Since 1983, the total population of NZFT has quadrupled and the number of breeding pairs has tripled. However, the recovery of these birds has been slow and the possibility of extinction within 50 years is still very real without your help.
Join the Trust
Click here to Join Online or
or email us for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
Become an NZFT Volunteer by contacting your nearest DOC office.
Warkworth (09) 425-7812
Whangarei (09) 470-3304
To purchase an NZ Post NZ fairy tern coin individually or as part of the set shown above follow the link to the fairy tern products on the NZ Post website:
OR order from Freepost No. 1, Collectables and Solutions Centre, Private Bag 3001, Whanganui 4540 (if sending from New Zealand)
If sending an order from overseas - Collectables and Solutions Centre, Private Bag 3001, Whanganui 4540.
OR call 0800 STAMPS (0800 782 677)
Share the beach
NZFT nest during spring and summer, the busiest time for beachgoing visitors. NZFT young and eggs are well camouflaged and it is highly likely a person on a beach or breeding ground could step on an egg or chick before seeing it. Interestingly, at Waipu, older NZFT chicks often complete their development in vegetated dune areas.
You can help keep NZFT eggs, chicks and adults safe:
Bird watchers anywhere in New Zealand
can watch out for NZFT. Read more