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 …


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 …

grey faced petrels

Rangers Report July 2015

August 24, 2015

July was another busy and exciting month for the Trust, the ranger team and awesome volunteers with two outstanding achievements. Firstly there was confirmation of active use of burrows by Grey Faced Petrels on Bream Head. Secondly, I am very …

sea bird burrows?

Rangers Report June 2015

July 22, 2015

Warm winter greetings…it has been a very productive June out at Bream Head. The network of bait stations, monitoring and trap lines that the Trust requires to manage the entire 800ha reserve are all now marked and cut. Only a …

tracking tunnel with rat prints

Rangers Report May 2015

June 16, 2015

The warm dry days of late summer and autumn have well and truly left us and as I write this that winter pattern of cool, wet west to southwest weather has set in. This is great for the majority of …