Species - Birds and Bats

Kokako Release at Otanewainuku 18 September 2009

Kokako

Once endemic to Otanewainuku predators took a heavy toll on this species. In the late 1990s only a lone male remained.

Our volunteers hard work has lead to successful reintroduction of this species

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Pistachio - 2013

Kiwi

North Island Brown Kiwi numbers in Otanewainuku Forest plummeted in the 1970s and 80s with very high chick mortality rates.

While reasonably safe in their egg with feisty Dad incubating them, as soon as they hatched baby kiwi chicks were vulnerable to predators such as mustelids, possums, rats and dogs.

In 2007, after 5 years of trapping pests and bush regeneration, the Trust was given the all clear to release it's first pair of kiwi, Maui and Whetu, into Otanewainuku. Learn more

North Island Robin

When you take one of our bush walks in the Otanewainuku forest the bird you are most likely to see following you along the track is the North Island Robin.

Our predator control has meant numbers have bounced back and many are able to breed in the Spring.

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Birds and Bats

Kiwi

Kokako

North Island Robin

Long Tailed Bat


Flora

Rimu

Totara

King Fern

Rata

Fungi

 

Invertebrates

Stick insect

Land snails

Tree weta
 

Pests

Dogs

Ferral Cats

Rats

Mice

Hedgehogs

Possums

Pigs

Deer

Goats

Stoats

Ferrets

Weasels

 

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