Vote for the endangered banded dotterel/pohowera
Vote for the banded dotterel / Pohowera, which is in serious trouble. VOTING IS NOW CLOSED. We’ll try again next year!
Threats to this cute little coastal bird include:
* Human disturbance including vehicle and foot damage to nests, which are almost impossible to spot on the beach, and general interference.
* Invasive plants like marram grass, lupins and wilding pines, can degrade nesting areas
If you want to give it the best chance of winning this competition, ONLY vote for this bird. Make sure you validate your vote by entering the code or it won’t count!
Watch a lovely video about the banded dotterels of Kaikōura here.
Photos: top: adult in breeding plumage, middle: juvenile, bottom: eggs in ‘nest’.
Posted: 11 November 2020 in the Flora & Fauna category