18th October 2022
NZ Birds – Otago, with sponsorship from ORC, and technical support of DOC and a University of Otago PhD candidate, have embarked on a regional survey and monitoring program for Australasian Bittern/ matuku-hūrepo and marsh/ spotless crake.
Fun facts about bittern:
Surveys (Active listening) for these species will occur on calm evenings with 3 repeats per site.
Trustee and local ecologist Dawn Palmer is leading the local effort to inventory our wetlands and will be undertaking active and passive listening surveys using Acoustic Recording Devices.
If you are interested in helping to survey our local wetlands for these secretive and cryptic species please get in touch with Dawn – firstname.lastname@example.org
You can listen to bittern booming and find out about these birds on www.nzbirdsonline.org.nz ; click the link for bitterns here https://www.nzbirdsonline.org.nz/species/australasian-bittern
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