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Plight of wetland bird recognised in Australia

Tue, 21/05/2013
Why is the Australian Painted Snipe being placed on the national Endangered List good news? It means that the beleaguered shorebird can finally receive the level of protection that it needs to survive...

Suwarrow Blog 14 - Breeding season peaks as a moonlit feline stowaway appears

Mon, 20/05/2013
Today the crew are gathering seabird survey results, watching out for ominous rainclouds and wondering at the provenance of the newest resident to emerge from the shadows...

Suwarrow Blog 13 - Larcenous saboteurs and creative crab-chefs

Fri, 17/05/2013
Today the team search for more islets with rat inhabitants and find the inquisitive coconut crabs have a culinary bent...

Suwarrow Blog Twelve – Rainy days and frigatebird dance-offs

Wed, 15/05/2013
The latest blog from wildlife filmmaker Nick Hayward as he joins a team from BirdLife and Te Ipukarea Society (BirdLife in the Cook Islands) eradicating rats from Suwarrow – a seabird mecca in the South Pacific. Wet weather has brought with it some bad news for the operation...

The case of the missing Kokako...

Tue, 14/05/2013
A blog from Forest & Bird's (BirdLife in New Zealand) Mandy Herrick as she describes the case of Duncan the missing Kokako...

Suwarrow Blog Eleven – Coral moonscapes and cool tropical trade winds

Sat, 11/05/2013
The latest blog from wildlife filmmaker Nick Hayward as he joins a team from BirdLife and Te Ipukarea Society (BirdLife in the Cook Islands) eradicating rats from Suwarrow – a seabird mecca in the South Pacific. Today the team reclaim their machete from a robber crab and enjoy the ‘modern’ comforts of Anchorage while contemplating a new departure date...

Suwarrow Blog Ten – The enemy emerges and coconut-crushing ‘robber crabs’ entertain

Wed, 08/05/2013
Today the crew take a well-earned break and spy their furry quarry...

Suwarrow Blog Nine – Working through the wasps

Sun, 05/05/2013
The latest blog from wildlife filmmaker Nick Hayward as he joins a team from BirdLife and Te Ipukarea Society (BirdLife in the Cook Islands) eradicating rats from Suwarrow – a seabird mecca in the South Pacific. With the team safely on Suwarrow they get to work preparing for the operation whilst trying to avoid an army of wasps…

Suwarrow Blog Eight – Land ahoy!

Fri, 03/05/2013
The latest blog from wildlife filmmaker Nick Hayward as he joins a team from BirdLife and Te Ipukarea Society (BirdLife in the Cook Islands) eradicating rats from Suwarrow – a seabird mecca in the South Pacific. Today they land on Suwarrow and are welcomed by swarms of seabirds, sharks and crabs…