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Bad weather washes up baby penguins onto Auckland's North Shore beaches - Stuff.co.nz

Fri, 19/01/2018 - 12:29pm

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Bad weather washes up baby penguins onto Auckland's North Shore beaches
Stuff.co.nz
"I don't normally get [birds coming in] like this," Durrant said. "This sudden easterly gale has caused havoc on the sea and on the land. It's blown them all off course." Baby penguins have also turned up on beaches in Northland and on Waiheke Island ...

Small seabirds fall foul to high winds, with dead penguins washing up on beaches - Stuff.co.nz

Fri, 19/01/2018 - 11:46am

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Small seabirds fall foul to high winds, with dead penguins washing up on beaches
Stuff.co.nz
When recovered take them back to the beach, preferably an estuary, and let them go. "Anyone finding weak blue penguins should put them up in the dunes or grass bank where there is shelter and away from the high tides. Once they have recovered they will ...

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Rare white swallow takes up residence in Whangarei garden - New Zealand Herald

Fri, 19/01/2018 - 10:00am

Rare white swallow takes up residence in Whangarei garden
New Zealand Herald
One swallow does not a summer make - which seems to be the case for a white swallow spotted in Whangarei whose pale feathers seem more suited to a snowy winter. The white welcome swallow first appeared at Bushra Smith's farm in Kaigoose Valley three ...

Sheryl the kiwi on the mend after brush with death in Matapouri, north of Whangarei - Auckland stuff.co.nz

Tue, 09/01/2018 - 11:53am

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Sheryl the kiwi on the mend after brush with death in Matapouri, north of Whangarei
Auckland stuff.co.nz
Since being released at the Tawapou Farm, north of Whangarei, in mid-November, Sheryl's movements were tracked via the transmitter on her leg. Sheryl spent most of December in several bush gullies near her release site but started to head towards ...

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Kiwi unable to walk after being hit by car at Matapouri - New Zealand Herald

Tue, 02/01/2018 - 5:57am

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Kiwi unable to walk after being hit by car at Matapouri
New Zealand Herald
Robert Webb of the Whangarei Native Bird Recovery Centre assessed Sheryl and confirmed the bird still had some feeling in her legs, her bill was intact and that there was no sign of external bleeding. However, her stiff, bruised legs meant she was ...
Kiwi hit by car left unable to walkNewstalk ZB

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Local Heroes recognised for services to Northland - The Press West Coast

Wed, 20/12/2017 - 2:44pm

The Press West Coast

Local Heroes recognised for services to Northland
The Press West Coast
Whangarei's selfless, optimistic and generous citizens have been honoured for their positive service to the community at a ceremony at Toll Stadium on December 15. As part of the Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards 2018, 19 Northlanders ...

It's a girl! Kiwi egg found in bucket nest hatches - Independent Community Newspaper

Tue, 19/12/2017 - 10:51am

Independent Community Newspaper

It's a girl! Kiwi egg found in bucket nest hatches
Independent Community Newspaper
The pair kept and eye on the nest for about six weeks when one day they noticed the adult had kicked one of the eggs aside. It was smelly and covered in flies. There were fears the bacteria from the egg could get in through the porous shell into the ...

Bird centre nurses Fluffy the baby morepork, who was kicked out of nest by mum - TVNZ

Fri, 15/12/2017 - 4:41am

Bird centre nurses Fluffy the baby morepork, who was kicked out of nest by mum
TVNZ
Spare a thought for New Zealand's wildlife this summer is the message from Whangarei Bird Recovery Centre which is already nursing native birds that have fallen victim to the heat. Fluffy the morepork at Whangarei Bird Recovery Centre. Source: Supplied ...

Bird recovery centre nurses morepork chick - Radio New Zealand

Wed, 13/12/2017 - 12:02pm

Radio New Zealand

Bird recovery centre nurses morepork chick
Radio New Zealand
"They've come in because the parents have been run over on the water; they don't get fed so they scream at night like children, and people find them." Mr Webb said at this time of year farmers often found baby harrier hawks after top-chopping the ...

A busy summer for native bird recovery - Māori Television

Tue, 05/12/2017 - 7:06pm

Māori Television

A busy summer for native bird recovery
Māori Television
A kiwi chick was one of several birds welcomed by the staff of the Whangarei Bird Recovery Centre today. Wildlife manager Robert Webb says the summer period is the ideal time for visitors to see a wide variety of native species, with special attention ...

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Mercy dash saves kiwi after scrubcutter encounter near Whangarei - New Zealand Herald

Fri, 01/12/2017 - 6:00am

Mercy dash saves kiwi after scrubcutter encounter near Whangarei
New Zealand Herald
Quick action by a man clearing a fence line and the Whangarei Bird Recovery Centre saved the life of a kiwi slashed by a scrubcutter blade. The mature female kiwi hiding in scrub was slashed from side to side before the man clearing the fence line at ...

Sparky the one-legged kiwi delights school children - New Zealand Herald

Tue, 24/10/2017 - 8:02am

Sparky the one-legged kiwi delights school children
New Zealand Herald
Owner Robert Webb, from the Whangarei Native Bird Recovery Centre, said the teaching opportunity with Sparky was invaluable. "It's fabulous and has a better impact when they can physically touch him. This way is the best way." Nine-year-old Cameron ...

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Sparky the one-legged kiwi delights school children - New Zealand Herald

Tue, 24/10/2017 - 8:01am

Sparky the one-legged kiwi delights school children
New Zealand Herald
... bill on the ground looking for worms which he would occasionally pull from the ground to squeals of delight from the children. Owner Robert Webb, from the Whangarei Native Bird Recovery Centre, said the teaching opportunity with Sparky was invaluable.

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DOC urges people to keep dogs out of Waitangi Forest - Auckland stuff.co.nz

Tue, 17/10/2017 - 12:54pm

Auckland stuff.co.nz

DOC urges people to keep dogs out of Waitangi Forest
Auckland stuff.co.nz
In September another adult kiwi was run over by a car in Doves Bay, it was transported to the Whangarei Native Bird Recovery Centre where its injuries proved too severe and had to be euthanised. Later that month, a kiwi was found in a leg hold trap in ...

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