Casey Wills and Erin Grierson, Auckland Zoo Birdkeepers – The latest on the Waitakere Ranges Kokako
In 2009, thanks to the hard work of many volunteers managing to maintain low mammalian predator numbers, Ark in the Park welcomed their first translocation of North Island kōkako back to these forests where they were once naturally found. Since then, multiple kōkako translocations have boosted numbers and genetic diversity. Since 2011, Auckland Zoo has worked alongside Forest & Bird at the Ark in the Park monitoring the kōkako population by carrying out the annual census.
Introducing Casey and Erin, Bird Keepers from Auckland Zoo coordinating the annual kōkako census at Ark in the Park. Come and learn about the methods involved, the importance of the data collected and what it is used for, and the impact Covid-19 has had on the census. An opportunity at the end for Q & A.
We hope to be able to do this talk in person, but for now it is planned as a Webinar - Zoom link here:
Meeting ID: 857 7305 6586, Passcode: 166687