Seabirds and Science

The Hutton’s Shearwater Charitable Trust is hosting Seabirds, Shearwaters, Science and Sea Week – Ngā Manu Moana, ngā Tītī, te Pūtaiao me te Wiki Moana – at Kaikōura on the weekend of 5-6 April.

The weekend activities will include an opportunity for people walk with local seabird enthusiasts, or do a photographic workshop with birdlife photographer, Peter Langlands. Māori Tours and Albatross Encounter are offering discounted tours and on Saturday afternoon there will be presentations by guest speakers, including a number of renowned seabird scientists.

At 6.45am on Sunday, there is a farewell to the Hutton’s Shearwaters. Those wishing to take part should gather at South Bay Recreation Reserve to walk to the Te Rae o Atiu Peninsula shearwater colony. In the afternoon the Sea Week family picnic will be held at the South Bay Recreation Reserve. For more information visit