Buy Hutton’s shearwater tees and polos!

The Trust offers tees and polos in a variety of styles (unisex, ladies, kids) and colours (navy, blue, white, pink, green) under the Merchandise section of this website.

By purchasing our merchandise you directly help conservation of the endangered Hutton’s shearwater. Thank you!


Buy Clare Reilly’s new Hutton’s shearwater print

50 individually counter signed Hutton’s shearwater prints by Clare Reilly now available. All sale profits will go directly towards Hutton’s shearwater conservation.

Print size is 400 x 400, paper size is 560 x 560. Cost is $250 each including GST, packaging and postage.

You can purchase the print via this website under the Merchandise section, or email





Hutton’s Hub opening – Friday 4 March 2016

Launching the Hoki Ora Atu Tītī /Fly Safe Hutton’s Shearwater event.

Join us at our Hutton’s Hub opening this Friday 4 March 2016, adjacent to the Department of Conservation office, 115 Ludstone Road, Kaikoura. 10am-4pm. All welcome!

The ‘Hutton’s Hub’ will serve as the drop-off point for Hutton’s shearwater fledglings crash landing around the Kaikoura township each March/April due to light disorientation.

Enjoy guest speakers, children’s activities, nibbles, Hutton’s displays, viewing of the Hutton’s Hub, and viewing a Hutton’s shearwater chick from the Kaikoura Peninsula colony!

Hutton’s Hub Opening



Event posters for March-April 2016

View or download posters relating to our 2016 Hoki Ora Atu Tītī /Fly Safe Hutton’s Shearwater event:

Hutton’s Hub Opening

Fly Safe

Fly Safe – Public Presentations_Speaker Series

Have You Seen This Bird?


Newsletter – Issue 17 – February 2016

  • Hutton’s Hub Opening
  • Hoki Ora Atu Tītī /Fly Safe Hutton’s Shearwater Event
  • Sponsor-A-Chick
  • Become A Friend
  • Volunteers Needed
  • Te Rae O Atiu/Kaikōura Peninsula Colony Report
  • Light Disorientation – Investigation Of Fallout Events

Read the latest HSCT newsletter here: HSCT Newsletter – February 2016 – Issue 17



Hutton’s Shearwater – Critter Of The Week

Listen to the Department of Conservation’s Threatened Species Ambassador Nicola Toki talk about the endangered Hutton’s shearwater on Radio New Zealand’s ‘Critter Of The Week’ aired on 26 February 2016.


Hutton’s shearwater crash landing log

Hoki Ora Atu Tītī /Fly Safe Hutton’s Shearwater event:

The Trust will be using Hutton’s Shearwater Rescue Logs for crash landed fledglings collected throughout the Kaikoura township.

If you find a Hutton’s shearwater during the Fly Safe month, please fill this log in if possible and deliver with each bird to the Hutton’s Hub. This data is needed for important light disorientation research by the University of Canterbury.

Logs will be available at the ‘Hutton’s Hub’ (adjacent to the Department of Conservation office on 115 Ludstone Road in Kaikoura), Kaikoura schools and Kaikoura District Council.

You can download the log here: FLYSAFE – Hutton’s Shearwater Rescue Log


Found a crash landed Hutton’s shearwater fledgling? If in doubt, call us!

HELP US SAVE HUTTON’S during our FLY SAFE event (4 March to 3 April 2016)!

Please collect any grounded bird you encounter, transport in a box and drop off as soon as possible at the ‘Hutton’s Hub’ adjacent to the Department of Conservation office on 115 Ludstone Road in Kaikōura. Birds will then be processed and released by the following morning.

If in doubt or you don’t know what to do, call us on 022 FLY HOME (022 359 4663).



Volunteers Needed

The Trust is preparing for its first annual ‘Hoki Ora Atu Tītī /Fly Safe Hutton’s Shearwater’ event, which will be held from Friday 4 March until Sunday 3 April 2016.

This month-long event will revolve around increasing awareness of Hutton’s shearwater fledglings crash landing around the Kaikoura township each breeding season, due to light disorientation and attraction.

The key element of Fly Safe will be to mitigate the effect of crash landings by saving as many birds as possible, in a coordinated volunteer effort. Any bird that crash lands is unable to take-off again and remains grounded. Crash landed birds therefore die from injury, stress, starvation, dehydration and predation.

All crash landed birds (dead or alive) will be collected for processing or release at the new ‘Hutton’s Hub’ located at the Kaikoura Department of Conservation office on Ludstone Street.


The Trust need LOTS of volunteers for the Fly Safe event held in Kaikoura as of Friday 4 March 2016 – to collect as many crash landed Hutton’s shearwater fledglings around the township as possible.

Will you be in the area to help? If you live in Kaikoura, are planning to visit or pass through, or live in the Canterbury region – we want you. Crash landed birds will be collected 24/7 for a four week period from 4 March until 3 April 2016.

Volunteers are predominantly needed in the evenings and at night, on weekdays and weekends. Please contact us at: if you can assist. Thank you!

The Trust will organise a volunteer training day in late February prior to Fly Safe launching. Regular updates will be posted on our Facebook page, see:

If you need accommodation in Kaikoura, check out:



Newsletter – Issue 16 – September 2015

  • Sponsor-A-Chick
  • Month Long Farewell Event – Hoki Ora Atu Tītī /Fly Safe Hutton’s Shearwater
  • Major Sponsorship Opportunity
  • Light Disorientation
  • Parrot Dog – RareBird Craft Beer Range
  • Te Rae O Atiu/Kaikōura Peninsula Colony Report
  • Threats

HSCT Newsletter – Issue 16 – September 2015