Sunday March 10th 1:00PM – Autumn Migration Day
See Arctic birds at their best before they leave on their migration north to the Arctic and help us launch ‘The Year of the Wrybill 2019’. 10:00am Come out to watch the birds. 11:00am Performance by two ensembles from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra Young Achievers including the world premiere of the specially composed A Flung Scarf of Wrybills. 12.30pm Break for lunch. 1:00 pm Speaker Nick Ledgard, chair of BRaid, will discuss its work to protect the South Island’s braided rivers, breeding ground for many endemic birds including the Wrybill.
Sunday May 26th 10:00AM – Annual General Meeting
High tide is at 12:30PM with good bird watching from 11:00am. Professor Mick Clout will give an update on the Kakapo Recovery Program.
Sunday June 23rd – Birds New Zealand – Firth of Thames Wader Census
Help us collect the winter census data for the Firth of Thames. Phone Tony Habraken on 09 238 5284 for details.
Saturday August 10th 6:00PM – Winter Potluck Dinner
There will be a Working Bee from 10:00AM to 2:00PM and then it will be a good time to watch the birds around the high tide at 3:00PM. Followed by a Potluck dinner at 6:00PM. The guest speaker is still to be advised. Come for one or all of the events.
Sunday October 20th 1:00PM – Welcome to the Birds
See the birds that have just arrived back from the Arctic and wish our New Zealand migrants well on their migration south. High tide is at 12:00PM with good bird watching from 10:00AM. Then join us in the centre at 1:00PM for our guest speaker (to be advised).
Sunday 1st December – Birds New Zealand – Firth of Thames Wader Census
Help us collect the summer census data for the Firth of Thames. Phone Tony Habraken on 09 238 5284 for details.
Please check back regularly for any additions or changes to the programme.