Feb 162017
 

Yesterday our five South Island Kaka chicks were moved from their parents’ aviary into their own temporary aviary where they will live for the next couple of months, before moving on to their release sites.  The four females will go to Project Janszoon at Abel Tasman National Park and the male will go to Orokonui Eco-sanctuary near Dunedin, where they will all eventually be released to fly free.

The photo shows the five birds settling in on the high perch last evening.  No doubt they will not be sitting together very much in the future as they investigate all the other perches and feeding areas in their aviary.  5 Kaka chicks

Feb 162017
 

A big thankyou to Edith Jones and Bruce and Barbara Maher for their continuing sponsorship of Bush Haven.  It is thanks to private people being so generous as well as corporate funders, that we can continue our work with the birds.  Bruce and Barbara named one of our Kaka last year, ‘Betty’ after a family member, and Edith will be naming one of the five this year.

Feb 162017
 

Recently we had a visit from several members of the Waikiwi Lions Club at Invercargill.  The group was small but their genorosity was large.  A big thankyou from Bush Haven to this group.  It was a pleasure to have you here.