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: