The 2017 Great Kererū Count (GKC) is complete! Now there’s a photo competition to keep us keen on the captivating kererū.
Final results from the GKC show there were 6947 observations made, and 15495 kererū counted across New Zealand.
The counting stretched all the way from the far north of Kaitaia, to the deep south of Bluff. Most kererū sightings were recorded in Wellington, Auckland, Nelson/Tasman and Dunedin.
As a follow on to the GKC, Landcare Research is hosting a national Kererū Photographic Competition. Great prizes are on offer, including timber art by Ian Blackwell, Topflite seed bells, a nectar feeder and predator control tools.
Entries close on 22 October and can be loaded up to the “Kereru Discovery” Facebook page, on Instagram or on Twitter (#GKCPhotoComp). We’ve got a fantastic bunch of amateur photographers across Franklin and North Waikato. So get snapping, and be in to win!