Event: Waiau braided river birds field day

Join the Hurunui Biodiversity Trust and us on Wednesday 30 November from 1.30pm, to learn about braided river birds, why they need our help, and current actions to protect them in the Amuri Basin.

  • When: Wednesday 30 November from 1.30pm
  • Where Meeting at Culverden Rugby Club (School Road, Culverden) 
  • RSVP: Email hurunuibiodiversity@gmail.com to RSVP for this event.

Who's speaking? 

  • Professor Ken Hughey, a highly regarded expert on braided river birds and their conservation.
  • Zipporah Ploeg, biodiversity advisor, who will talk about the work underway and results being achieved. 

What's on the agenda?

The field trip will visit black-billed gull and black-fronted tern colonies in Amuri Basin and learn about:

  • what these species are and why they need our help
  • outcomes of conservation work underway at these sites
  • how their future links to everyone who interacts with braided rivers or depends on them for their livelihood.

The field trip will finish with a barbeque and discussion of the topics covered, hosted by John Faulkner and Fonterra at the site of a conservation project at 758 Mouse Point Road. 

What to bring

Bird colonies will be observed - please bring binoculars for the best view.

Please also bring walking shoes, water, food, appropriate clothing, sunscreen etc. to make the most of this opportunity.