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Urban Native Birds w/ Professor Jacqueline Beggs: September 8, 2021

Urban Native Birds w/ Professor Jacqueline Beggs: September 8, 2021

Urban Native Birds w/ Professor Jacqueline Beggs: September 8, 2021 Urban Native Birds w/ Professor Jacqueline Beggs: September 8, 2021, 10.07 MB
Wednesday, September 8, 2021

While the rest of the country moves to alert level 2 this week Aucklanders remain home in their bubbles under level 4. With the reduction of cars on the road, native birdsong has become easier to hear and a welcome silver lining of the lockdown for many. For a bit of Covid news relief on the Wire this week, Frances Wright spoke with Professor Jacqueline Beggs from the University of Auckland about New Zealand's native birds, focussing on the beloved kererū which won Bird of the Year in 2018 and are known to occasionally fill themselves up with fermented fruit and fall out of trees…

Frances and Professor Beggs spoke about how kererū survive in urban environments and what we can do to encourage them, and other native birds, into our gardens.