MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement
Headline: Bird counting in the Landsborough valley
For 20 years our ‘bird counters’ have been flying into the remote Landsborough valley in South Westland to monitor the effects of sustained predator control on bird life. This work has contributed to a long-term picture of the health of the bird community in Landsborough Valley that includes more than a dozen native species. Christchurch-based Media Advisor Fiona Oliphant chats to scientist Colin O’Donnell and contractor Paul van Klink about the art of counting birds and the results of their work.