Spring 2019 Bird News

Winter is over, the days are lengthening, and the Northern Hemisphere migrants are starting to arrive. The beach is a dynamic place and winter storms have helped reshape it. At the northern end the creek has eaten into the bank by Dacre’s Cottage and removed areas that Variable Oystercatchers have bred in, but a new spit has started to form…

AGM 2019 Reports

Here are the reports from FOOB’s 6th Annual General Meeting held on Sunday 28th July 2019 at 3pm. We are so blessed to have such a wonderful supportive community engaged in restoring the biodiversity in this neck of the woods. We’d love to hear your questions and ideas after you read this. Chairpersons Report: Threats/Solutions: We are working hard to…

Celebrate at Okura Forest Festival this Saturday!

This Saturday, 16th February, celebrate our natural world and enjoy amazing music with your family and friends at Auckland’s largest environmental awareness music festival! As well as a full afternoon and evening of dazzling main stage artists, you can get involved in a fascinating range of workshops, browse our delightful eco-friendly stalls and sample sumptuous local food! Buy your tickets…

Okura Forest Festival 16th Feb 2019

An outstanding line up of local and international musicians hitting Okura for Auckland’s largest environmental awareness fundraiser, the Okura Forest Festival. Workshops include New Zealand’s Dr Mike Joy (Fresh Water scientist), Dr Robin Kelly (Health effects from 5G technology) and more. For tickets, info and updates, check out okuraforest festival.com and please share the event page on FB https://www.facebook.com/OkuraForestFestival/

Bird news from the Beach

Bird News from the Beach By Bernard Micheux It’s definitely the time for changing of the guards down at Karepiro Beach with the winter migrant South Island Pied Oystercatchers down to 26 birds from a winter high of 325. There has been a steady decline since September as birds started leaving to breed on the braided rivers of Hawke’s Bay…

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