Forest & Bird have launched a nationwide ‘kereru count’ from 19 to 27 February. Please see the website, www.kererucount.org.nz to add any kereru seen in your area. It would be great to have an accurate count of the birds in Southland, especially Otatara as we know our own ‘Bubs’ who regularly breeds and comes to us for food, has had several chicks every year since 2005 when she was released.
Russell and May at Bush Haven would appreciate you reporting any sightings of kereru with a coloured ‘jess’ on its leg, this year red, but from other years with pink, yellow or orange as these are birds which have been released after rehabilitation. You could report these to us at email@example.com thanks.