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Eglinton River Habitat

Location:
Eglinton Valley, Milford Road, Fiordland, contact place: Knobs Flat
Region:
Fiordland
District:
SDC
Commenced:
2009
Access:
via Milford Road
Area (ha):
3
Contact:
PC Taylor
Phone:
03 249 9122
Website:
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Description

The Eglinton River bed is an important habitat for several species of birds and other fauna. Nowadays this habitat is overgrown by lupins, thistle and other weeds, and introduced predators are causing havoc at nesting sites. A volunteer group has been established to protect black-fronted terns, which are classified as endangered, and other species.

Historic involvement

PC Taylor, Martin Sliva

Current involvement

Eglinton River Habitat group & local community, DOC Te Anau, Southland Forest and Bird