The Reserve plays an important role for many of Zealandia's birds - it's part of the first ring in the "halo" surrounding the fenced sanctuary and provides habitat for many native birds along with helping create a "green corridor" to link up Wellington's reserves and green belt. Because it is outside the Zealandia fence, there is no protection from mustelid predators, and instead the birds rely on the local community to bait and trap instead. We were happy to see evidence of a caring community, with a number of chew cards and tracking tunnels, along with signs of native plantings and very little litter.
- Friends of Birdwood Reserve
- Trail info
- Art of Birding 2018 Wildlife & Nature Photography Challenge: it's not too late to join - either jump on in with the current week's challenge and continue into 2019 or play catch-up for a couple of weeks. Do check out our Facebook group too.
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