Conservation of Kiwi Birds on the Whangarei Heads~ New Zealand

Updated: Mar 28

~My goal is to share experiences of Kiwi conservation on the Whangarei Heads peninsula~

For millennia, New Zealand ~ Aotearoa ~ was adrift surrounded by ocean and ruled by birds. One bird, the cheeky Kiwi, set up house on the forest floor, sniffing out yummy grubs with a special beak that has nostrils on the tip. Kiwi wings are useless stubs, instead of flying, they have strong legs for walking and burrowing. A nocturnal lifestyle earns Kiwi birds some what of a mysterious reputation.

Sadly, New Zealand's national symbol is critically endangered with small isolated populations of Kiwi surviving in zoos, remote areas and off shore islands.