Project Janszoon Newsletter – Nov 2016

In this issue

  • Calling citizen scientists
  • Volunteers needed
  • Appletree Bay gets facelift
  • Northern stoat trapping network
  • Robin disperse
  • Iwi reps join student advisory board
  • 1080 monitoring results
  • Torrent Bay weed blitz
  • It’s all in a name – mistletoe
  • Birds to get safe corridor to coast

Birds to get safe corridor to coast

A new intensive predator control area at Falls River is the first step towards providing a safe corridor for native birds from the top of the Park to the Coast.
 
The Falls River Management Area is an 842 ha site between Torrent Bay and Bark Bay.  A network of 841 bait stations to control rat numbers has been installed, complementing the existing stoat trapping network in the area.

Project Janszoon operations manager Andrew Macalister says the large protected area will ultimately connect Canaan Downs to the Coast. “Providing a safe passage for rat and stoat sensitive birds, like riflemen, tomtits and kakariki, to move down to the coast is a fundamental part of Project Janszoon’s restoration strategy.  With the Abel Tasman Birdsong Trust’s plan to provide rat control from Pitt Head to Torrent Bay, we will be able to provide a large safe environment for birds to re-establish and disperse in an area of high public use,” he says.              

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