On Tuesday 16th April I attended the annual dotterel forum at Ambury Regional Reserve and it was just great to see such a turn out. Each year this has added new people who work hard to give the Northern New Zealand dotterel a helping hand particularly over the summer holiday period to successfully nest and rear chicks.
Summer is the period that these birds are under pressure from competing recreational interests that threaten to risk their breeding success.
Its always good to catch up with friends and other people working hard to give nature a hand.
More to follow.