• Presentation

New methods for tracking NZ seabirds

Webinar presentation by David Thompson, June 2019 (37 min + Q&A)

New Zealand waters support the greatest diversity of seabirds on Earth, including rare and endangered species, such as albatrosses, petrels and shearwaters. It is critical that we know the number of birds, where they live and their migration patterns.

Using boats to survey bird populations and collect detailed data about seabird distributions is extremely expensive.

In this webinar Dr David Thompson (NIWA) presents new research on more cost effective methods for monitoring New Zealand seabirds.