Rescue stretchers made from sticks and flax.

Rangers Report July 2016

August 22, 2016

Trapping News Nice to have some colder weather up the hill, enjoyable to move around the reserve without sweating as excessively as in the summer months (I am probably the only person who enjoys winter lol). Like the temperature, predator …

planting day at bream head

Rangers Report June 2016

July 28, 2016

June 2016 was the month of the volunteer at Bream Head with the public and school planting days going very well indeed. New volunteers were inducted and trained for duty on the main part of the reserve then were straight …

Toutouwai Release

Rangers Report May 2016

June 14, 2016

The second and final release of ten North Island Robin (Toutouwai) into Bream Head Scenic Reserve on May 14th was hugely successful and attracted even more interested local and regional residents and media attention. A large crowd welcomed the birds …

North Island Robin

Rangers Report April 2016

May 23, 2016

Around 14 years ago a hand full of local people got together because of a common vision, a common dream…a dream that one day Bream Head would once again become home to endemic species lost from this reserve, from this …

Bellbird at Bream Head

Rangers Report March 2016

April 18, 2016

Mother nature is lending a hand by providing exceptional growing conditions for both plants and insects which are vital to all our wonderful species living throughout the reserve. I am writing this report whilst sitting in a van up at Mangatutu in …

Mahoe Whiteywood

Rangers Report February 2016

March 16, 2016

The highlight of our operational news has to be the trip down to Mangatutu, Pureora Forest to pre-feed North Island Robin for our upcoming inaugural translocation in April and May! The first of the two pre-feed trips occurred in February …

North Island Robin

Rangers Report January 2016

February 17, 2016

Just before the Xmas break BHCT Volunteers, Trustees and supporters gathered to toast the successful completion of the fully installed biodiversity management network and new HQ.  The ranger and volunteer teams have now had a brief but pleasant break and …

Kauri Dieback Cleaning Box

Rangers Report November 2015

December 17, 2015

During November the Bream Head Conservation Trust team have attended the Spring festival event at Whangarei Heads school, hosted and guided a WWF communications staff member, starting trialing the spatial mapping smartphone app, installed some awesome new PTA (Kauri Dieback …

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Rangers Report September 2015

October 12, 2015

Bream Head’s traps are very quiet at the moment with no sign of any mustelid (Ferret, Stoat, Weasel), Possums or Feral Cats. This is fantastic news for all our endemic species recovering in the reserve who are producing offspring over the next …

extreme trapping at the old woman

Rangers Report August 2015

September 14, 2015

Through August the Trust rangers have continued to keep the pressure on the last remaining pests at the eastern tip of the reserve by continuously loading up the new bait stations and traps in this last area. Our Tracking index …