In the November survey we counted 71 wrybills on the Dart River.
The wrybill is unique in the world for its beak with the twist to the right, used for getting invertebrates from under rocks in the braided rivers. It is a seasonal visitor to the Rees and Dart rivers, flying in from coastal areas mostly in the North Island to breed between October and January.
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Just wanted to congratulate you on your predator control work. So many small birds compared to this time 6 years ago!
I recently visited the area around Glenorchy and walked the Routeburn to the second hut. I saw and heard some lovely birds. Keep up this crucial work.
Fantastic work guys!
Congratulations on your projects. The birds are beautiful
I saw one Kākā and quite a few Kākāriki in Rock Burn Valley yesterday! Thanks team for great work