On a wild and windy coastal day, a big crew of volunteers descended on Rahotu beach for our first field event. Rahotu is a known breeding site for NZ dotterel, but a number of threats make breeding and life in general difficult for the little birds. A network of 40 traps were put in place a long time ago, but were in a state of disrepair. Thanks to the TRC for getting these up and running again for us!
We were lucky enough to spot 4 NZ Dotterel hanging out in the rocks - check out the sighting in Nature Watch here. We collected 90kg of rubbish off the beach, checked the newly refurbished predator traps and tracking tunnels, and conducted a coast blitz!
All topped off with a hot green meadows saussie, primo!!