Here you can read the full report on the Aotea Great Barrier Island Bittern Survey 2023, compiled by John Ogden.
Joanna Sim and her trusty canines Rua and Miro did a search of the upper Medlands area looking for tākoketai (black petrel burrows) in January 2023. We are stoked to report there is a population of breeding birds on the DoC blocks at the top of the OME Phase Two project area.
OME has plans to extend our pest controlled area. To learn more about what we are proposing read this article published in the Aotea Great Barrier Environmental News issue 47.
Read about OME's discovery of Black Petrels in Medlands and a field trip up to the main colony on Hirakimata to help band the fledglings.
A thorough report has been prepared by John Ogden, covering the period 2019-2022, including analysis of our trapping and monitoring data and progress over the first three years of the project.
A very interesting and informative presentation from DOC about pāteke and the work undertaken to try to protect them.
An article on OME’s wetland restoration work was published in Forest and Birds 2022 summer issue.
The AT220 automatic traps are made by NZ Autotraps and can be specified for rodents only. Installed correctly these traps eliminate the bother of maintaining traps regularly. A great option for absentee owners!
In June 2022 Jo SIm of Dabchick NZ undertook a survey with her canine team and found Kororā /Little Blue Penguin burrows across the Aotea with a bonus discovery of Oi/Grey Faced Petrel burrows in Medlands.
See a list of all the unique bird species you can see or hear in our very own Oruawharo Bay, Aotea.
Love lizards? See what species you might find and how you can welcome them into your garden.
The solar powered green cone compost bin comes recommended by Anamata and is a great option for part time residents. It does not attract rodents or pigs and will remain active even when not fed regularly.