Canterbury Big Year

General birdwatching discussion, help with bird identification, and all other things relating to wild birds and birding in NZ that don't fit in one of the other forums.
andrewcrossland
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Re: Canterbury Big Year

Postby andrewcrossland » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:21 pm

Hi folks, there's some interesting discussion on Guinea Fowl locations and acceptability of counting other feral sp for the BIG YEAR on a related link, check it our if interested......

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Adam C
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Re: Canterbury Big Year

Postby Adam C » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:13 pm

Good views of Little Owl in Hagley Park by the netball Courts this evening if anyone needs one for their Canterbury big year list. First time Ive looked for them there and boom!

Had my 13 year old with me and he was pretty stoked too.
“Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.”

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Re: Canterbury Big Year

Postby andrewcrossland » Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:27 am

Hi folks - the best chance to see all the birds at Lake Ellesmere is to participate in the annual all species count.

see http://www.wet.org.nz/projects/

This census enables long term longitudinal monitoring of bird pops on the lake, as well as useful info on wader nos and distribution. The more birders involved, the better the quality of data collected, and the more integrated the network of people and organisations who are interested in protecting the lake and its birdlife.

Results on the day are tabulated on a board at the site HQ so a great chance to pick up some species you need for your Canterbury BIG YEAR.

So, Sat Feb 16 is the day - the more people helping the better: Contact manager@wet.org.nz for info on how to participate

Contact manager@wet.org.nz to participate

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