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

August Update

Lots has been happening with kea in the last while, though whilst there is often good news, unfortunately there is also a lot of bad news too—our kea are in trouble! Newsletter Have you seen our latest August Update newsletter? In it, we talk about the kea information shelter opening, the database, our schools education … Continue reading August Update