Help us help New Zealand's 'Ray of Sunshine', the hihi. This rare bird is only found in New Zealand and it needs support to thrive!
We hope you will enjoy our free online science event all about hihi and our efforts to recover this most colourful of New Zealand's birds. Its only home being in New Zealand's northern forests. Our event is done to support the work of the Hihi Conservation Charitable Trust and we hope you may be willing to help support us in turn. We are directly involved in hihi conservation and work across northern New Zealand supporting hihi populations. Outside of Te Hauturu-o-Toi (Little Barrier Island) where the only natural remnant population of hihi occurs, we have helped successfully establish seven populations throughout their former range via reintroduction. This includes populations in multiple regions including Wellington, Whanganui, Taranaki, Waikato as well as in Auckland. All seven reintroduced populations need lots of support and your donations will go to providing supplementary food (upgrading feeding stations for better hygiene and monitoring) and nesting sites (providing clean nest nest boxes and managing nest parasites). We are always looking for the next site to establish a population and who knows, perhaps hihi could return to somewhere nearby you... with your help!
Our purpose is: (a) to carry out and support conservation, research and education projects relating to hihi in New Zealand (b) to promote the conservation of hihi across New Zealand (c) to raise public awareness and appreciation of hihi in New Zealand
Your donation will be spent on;
New feeding stations ($700 each)
Bird monitoring technology for feeders ($350 per unit)
New nest box ($40 per box)
Parasite control in nests ($46 per site)
If you are really keen ($30,000 per translocation)