HSCT Newsletter 20, April 2017

  • Ted’s talk
  • Colony report
  • Farewell
  • Peninsula predator control
  • Research report


HSCT Newsletter – Issue 19 – November 2016


  • Ted’s Talk – From the Chair
  • Te Rae o Atiu – Colony report and maintenance
  • Welcome back events
  • International presentations
  • Education report
  • University research report
  • Hutton’s shearwater “fallout”
  • Works of art

Read the latest HSCT newsletter here:

Hutton’s Shearwater Information Sheet

View or download our Hutton’s shearwater information sheet here:

Huttons Shearwater – Information Sheet

Only The Best For Kaikoura’s Special Seabird – Kaikoura Star

Kaikoura Star article 2 March 2016 – “Only The Best For Kaikoura’s Special Seabird”

Kaikoura Star – Hutton’s shearwater article




HSCT 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 Bibliography

An annotated bibliography documenting extensive research on Hutton’s shearwater.

Hutton’s bibliography

Crash-landed Hutton’s shearwater fledglings and light pollution

Over 200 endangered Hutton’s shearwaters (Puffinus huttoni) fledglings downed by bright lights were rescued from roads in and around Kaikoura on New Zealand’s South Island during the 2014/15 breeding season. Following collection by volunteers the young birds were measured, weighed, banded and released to sea by the Hutton’s Shearwater Charitable Trust and Albatross Encounter. When the fledglings depart their only two remaining mountain colonies in the Seaward Kaikoura Range inland of Kaikoura and head towards the ocean, they unfortunately become attracted and disorientated by the town’s street lights. Mitigation measures are currently underway.

See full article: http://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/2075-crash-landed-hutton-s-shearwater-fledglings-get-rescued-from-the-effects-of-light-pollution-in-new-zealand-while-research-on-their-at-sea-movements-continues

Hutton’s shearwater research documents and journal papers


Population trends

Post translocation movements

Breeding Success

Chewing lice on NZ birds

Amendments of chewing lice


Ten year DOC assessment


Newsletter – Issue 12 – February 2014

  • End of an era
  • Te Rae O Atiu/Kaikōura Peninsula Colony Report
  • Trust to learn from Yellow-Eyed Penguin Trust
  • Coverham shearwaters
  • Our Kaumatua – Geoff Harrow
  • Seabirds, Shearwaters Science & Sea Week
  • Recent education
  • Project funding

HSCT newsletter – Issue 12