Bird Monitoring

  North Island Robin
      NZ Robin / Toutouwai

Bird monitoring in the northern forest block started in 1999 when timed bird counts were set up with the assistance of the Wellington Branch of the Ornithological Society of NZ. The intention of the monitoring is to establish what bird species are present in the East Harbour Regional Park (EHRP) and what is happening to these species over time, especially in response to predator control in the Park.

Over 30 species are represented in the Park, some of which are now relatively rare in Wellington, especially the Tomtit, Rifleman, Whitehead, Kakariki and the Falcon.

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