About the Hutton's Shearwater

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

The Hutton’s Shearwater Charitable Trust

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 Hutton's shearwater. The role of the Trust is to gain greater understanding of the ecology of the Hutton's shearwater and to ensure the survival of the mountain and Kaikoura Peninsula colonies.

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