A Unique Seabird

The Hutton’s shearwater is an endangered seabird endemic to Kaikoura, New Zealand. The only place in the world that this species breeds is high in the Seaward Kaikoura Ranges at elevations between 1200 to 1800 m. When the Hutton’s shearwater colonies were rediscovered in 1964, there were eight colonies but only two survive today - on conservation land in the headwaters of the Kowhai River and on private land in Shearwater Stream. [Read More...]

Saving the world’s only alpine breeding seabird!

The Hutton's Shearwater Charitable Trust was formed in October 2008 to encourage and promote the preservation, conservation, research, public education, and sustainable management of the endangered Hutton's shearwater. The Trust aims to gain greater ecological understanding of the Hutton's shearwater by facilitating research, mitigating threats, securing the two remaining mountain colonies, successfully managing the translocated Kaikoura Peninsula colony, and promoting awareness. [Read More...]

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Crash landed birds

We have had several recent (September/October 2017) incidents of birds crash landing outside of the … [More...]

Bird of the Year 2017

Voting for the annual Bird of the Year is now underway. This year is the year of Hutton’s … [More...]

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