Kuku Estuary

Horowhenua branch members do monthly surveys at the mouth of Kuku Estuary.

Wading birds at Kuku Estuary. Photo: Lena Berger

Wading birds at Kuku Estuary. Photo: Lena Berger

Here we monitor a number of bird species such as godwits, terns, black swans, finches, gulls and dotterel.

Local conservation group Manaaki Taha Moana are working to protect bird species in the estuary mouth by only allowing walking access to the beach, with a view to having trail bikes and four-wheel-drive vehicles banned.