The second official ‘listening window’ for the 2023 Annual Northland Kiwi Call Count Survey runs from 7th – 26th June.
The monitoring method involves recording all kiwi calls heard over a 2 hour period on four nights. Special dates are chosen each year by the national Kiwi Recovery Group, to coincide with the darker phases of the moon, as kiwi are thought to call less during a full moon.
The upgraded Kiwi Coast Listening App is now available to help make this task a lot easier. Remember to download this and have a run through before you go – and take the standard listening form with you too as a back up! Training workshops are available to help if needed – let us know if you are keen.
Good luck to all listeners! Keep warm and keep safe – always let someone know where you are listening and what time they should expect you home or hear you’ve made it back safely.
If you use Kiwi Listening Devices instead of human listeners, be sure to book these as soon as possible with DOC, Kiwi Coast or NRC so we can help get them out to everyone and rotate them around the sites in time.
Just get in touch if with DOC or Kiwi Coast if you need more help with this or any aspect of Kiwi Listening in 2023.