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Kokako Project, Hunua Ranges

Provider: Auckland Council

Region: Auckland


27 April 2009 - Ongoing


One of NZ'z rarest birds, the North Island kokako , has a small but increasing population only 50 km from Auckland, in the Hunua Ranges.

 From August to March, volunteers are needed every Tuesday to tramp through the bush to fill bait stations. The terrain is rugged and steep so tramping experience needed and tramping boots essential. We will pair you up with an existing experienced volunteer. Its an exciting remote experience in beautiful bush with a good chance that you will see or hear, tom tits, wood pigeons, kaka and yes , sometimes even kokako!

As well as Tuesdays, kokako volunteer days are also held (Aug-Feb)  on the second Saturday of the month and the fourth Sunday of the month. From March - August, we have fortnightly volunteer days on Tuesdays , where the volunteers clear back vegetation on the network of small tracks with the bait stations ( 'bait lines')

Skills required

Moderate fitness. Tramping experience and confidence

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