Habitat Tuateawa

North Coromandel Aotearoa New Zealand ecological restoration


Tuateawa Bird Story from Beat

Tuateawa Bird Story

We are privileged to call Tuateawa our sporadic home for over 30 years. The spectacular scenery and the laid-back quietness of the area entranced us from the beginning. Not much has changed, except for one thing: the recovering bush and the prolific birdlife! Not only can we call the endangered Coromandel brown kiwi a local resident, the dawn chorus of tui, koromiko, kereru, kaka and a range of other birds is getting showier every year. But nothing reflects the success of continuing pest control by Habitat Tuateawa better than observing a nesting kaka and their healthy fledglings a few footsteps from our bach.

More information about kaka and other native birds, their songs and photos: http://nzbirdsonline.org.nz/species/kaka

Note: Habitat Tuateawa undertakes regular (quarterly) bird counts to evaluate the status of our birds and any changes over time, using the 5 minutes method: