Simon holding a shearwater in the forest.

Monitoring our flesh-footed shearwaters: an apprentice ecologist’s account

On Ohinau Island, the transition from day to night tells the toanui (flesh-footed shearwaters) foraging on the water that it’s time to come home. To Predator Free Apprentice Simon Lamb, the vast number of seabirds swirling together look like a black tornado. Simon’s on the island monitoring the bird’s breeding success.  What’s involved in monitoring … Continue reading Monitoring our flesh-footed shearwaters: an apprentice ecologist’s account