A site for people interested in bird conservation in Canterbury
28 Royal Spoonbills Feeding in the Estuary
27 Bar tailed Godwit
6 Black-billed Gull
2 Cirl Buntings
2 Wood pigeon
1 Shinning Cuckoo
6 White-faced Herons
7 Cattle Egrets somewhere near Doyleston out Leeston way and another 1 on Tulls Rd dairy farm paddocks near Rangiora.
1-2 Gannets regularly in Estuary and Sumner this last week, close inshore feeding
Interested in birds and habitat creation. The last Sunday of the month, 10-12:00, is a volunteer planting and habiatat maintenance day at Charlesworth Wetland reserve, anyone interested is welcome to come along, Tools provided
Red-legged partridge still at Charlesworth wetland
Cirl Buntings and Eastern Rosella still at Victoria park
Australasian Crested Grebes 42 on Lake Forsyth.
7+ pairs of Crested Grebe on the Okana River. People can easily see 1-2 pairs from the bridge at Little River but folk are asked not to walk along the riverbanks seeking closer looks as several pairs are nesting.
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