10000+ kea observations!

Since our project launched to the public in mid–2017, we have had thousands of observations from across Te Waipounamu/the South Island. From tourists crossing the Great Divide, to trampers traversing the furthest reaches of our wilderness; hunters in the backcountry to community conservationists, we are lucky to have had such great engagement in our project. … Continue reading 10000+ kea observations!

Radio tagged kea update

Recently Laura headed up in to the Arthur’s Pass area on a sponsored flight to check on some of the kea that carry transmitters. These transmitters enable researchers to determine kea status (e.g. alive/dead/nesting etc), as well as what they’ve been up to, and some sense of where they are. It’s an important tool in … Continue reading Radio tagged kea update

Kea chicks in Nelson Lakes

Recently, George (Kea Team) and Emma McCool (DOC Nelson Lakes) headed out to check up on mum kea Scuffle’s nest in the Wairau Valley on the edge of the Nelson Lakes National Park. Fortunately, both mum and the two chicks were sighted, the chicks looking ready to fledge the nest with all of their adult … Continue reading Kea chicks in Nelson Lakes