Kakariki back on Bluff Hill/Motopohue

The ongoing pest control work by the Bluff Hill/Motopohue Environment Trust is resulting in much improved bird life on the hill. Five minute bird counts are one way to monitor bird life in an area. In 2008 the bird count monitoring on Bluff HIll registered 40 birds seen or heard calling over the 5 minute period, while by 2014 the number recorded was 235. Along with the increased numbers of birds, the recent establishment of a population of kakariki, our native parakeet, on the hill is very exciting. The group have also gained permission to release some South Island robin on the hill. A further exciting development and a well deserved reward for all the hours the volunteers put in to maintaining a safe environment for our native wildlife.