Ka haere mai ngā kōrure ki Maungaharuru!
Due to bad weather we’ve had to postpone a few days but will be welcoming kōrure (mottled petrel) chicks from Whenua Hou to Boundary Stream as part of Poutiri Ao ō Tāne on Friday 13 April 2018. This will most likely be the last translocation of chicks, so may be your last opportunity to see and hold these beautiful manu (which are a lot like tītī).
The schedule for the day is below.
Please note: This schedule and date is subject to change due to the weather and the condition of the chicks. If you would like to double check if it is going ahead on the day, you can phone the Boundary Stream Base at 06 8397384 or for any other information contact Trevor Taurima 027 545 3117
1.30 pm Team/visitors to travel to Maungaharuru/Boundary Stream base
2:30 pm Afternoon tea at Maungaharuru Base for early arrivals
2:30 – 3.30pm Begin transporting people to Maungaharuru seabird site (Boundary Stream)
2.30 pm Chicks arrive by fixed wing at Napier Airport
2.30-3.00 pm Transfer chicks to Maungaharuru (helicopter)
3.30 pm Chicks arrive at Maungaharuru
3.40pm Kaitiakitanga transferred and manu welcomed to Maungaharuru once helicopter shut down or left
4pm onwards Rehydration begins and will continue into the dark – bring a torch if staying to the end
9pm Hydrating may be completed around this time, all visitors to have departed site before dark, only volunteers and required DOC staff to remain
Nau mai, Haere mai, ki te whakatau i ēnei manu mīharo!