What is this?
This project aims to measure:
- Spatial patterns in kea abundance, and
- Changes in kea abundance over time.
Our chosen metric is the chance of a kea encounter per observer hour.
How can I contribute?
You can survey for kea whenever you visit the back country for one hour or more.
All you need to do is set your intention to survey for kea in advance of your trip, and then record your hours, approximate location, what you were doing and whether or not you heard or saw kea, for each hour that you were out and about.
How does it relate to the kea sightings database?
The two databases are siblings from the same family. They complement each other, collectively providing data on movement ecology, species distribution and spatial and temporal patterns in abundance.
Interested? Read the How To Survey instructions.