Volunteers needed now!

Volunteers are urgently needed to help save our most threatened endemic bird, the New Zealand fairy tern (Tara-iti). Each summer dedicated volunteers help DOC by keeping an eye on these tiny, plucky birds. There are currently fewer than 40 birds and by watching out for them during the nesting season, the numbers could increase.

It is very rewarding to observe courtship, sitting on eggs and the hatching of the bumble bee sized chicks and eventually watching them learning to fly.

Introductory workshops are held where you meet other volunteers.

Please contact:

Northland DOC: Ayla Wiles: awiles@doc.govt.nz 027 412 0969

Waipu Co-ordinator: Robyn Davies: robyn@theridge.nz 021 846 649

Mangawhai Co-ordinator: Dawne Sanson: dawne.sanson@xtra.co.nz 027 289 3185

Auckland DOC: Shelley Ogle: sogle@doc.govt.nz 027 270 6589

Volunteer Training Day: 26th September, 2020 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

At the Fishing Club, Alamar Crescent, Mangawhai Heads.

Contact Ayla or Dawne for more information