Atarau Sanctuary: working to protect and monitor Aotearoa’s native plants and animals, starting with great spotted kiwi/roroa.
We’re on the radio!
Claire Concannon from Radio New Zealand‘s Our Changing World spent a day in the field with us and Southern Lakes Sanctuary to find out about mohua conservation and acoustic monitoring. It was a fun day and the episode is available online – click to listen! Want to learn more? Visit the Southern Lakes Sanctuary website to find out more about their work, and use our visualisation tools to explore songs of mohua from Makarora.
Explore our song visualisation tools!
You can use our kiwi viz tools to have a look at where we detect different roroa in our Paparoa study area, and listen to different birds’ calls to hear their individually unique voices. You can also have a look at riroriro songs from different reserves around Ōtautahi/Christchurch. Like many songbirds, riroriro/grey warblers sound a bit different from place to place! Or check out the songs of mohua from Makarora.
See what the kiwi have been up to!
Sneak a peek at their latest activities…
About Our Sanctuary
Atarau Sanctuary provides predator-free sanctuary for roroa raised through Paparoa Wildlife Trust’s Operation Nest Egg Program. Chicks are hatched at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve and then live in
the sanctuary until they are old enough to fend for themselves out in the ranges.
While kiwi are in our care, we observe and listen
to them through passive bioacoustic monitoring
to learn as much as we can. We are developing deep learning tools to improve acoustic monitoring methods for kiwi and other bird species.