Help us raise funds to ensure we have albatross Royalcam and webcams at Taiaroa Head for all to enjoy!

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Social Enterprise Conservation Wildlife

We need your help to raise funds for the Royalcam webcams at Pukekura/Taiaroa Head. Our team are working to ensure we are able to continue to broadcast live webcams of albatross, and hopefully some of the other 9 species that nest here.

We have a vision of making Pukekura/Taiaroa Head the wildlife webcam capital of NZ!

In 2016 over 500,000 views from over 100 countries watched Moana the albatross chick grow and fledge. She's been a great ambassador for albatross and wildlife, creating awareness and advocacy for our work at Pukekura. In 2017 we all watched Tumanako (Hope) grow up and fledge before the webcam and the viewrship grew to over 2,000,000 views - helping to raise the profile of Albatross and the work of the Department of Conservation all over the world.

The estimate for quality cameras, infrastructure (electricity and internet) is around $10,000.

As well as albatross there are 20 other species of bird at Pukekura.

Pukekura albatrosses are unique in that their colony is the only place where they can be viewed on mainland New Zealand

• The Northern Royal Albatross is a taonga species, valued and admired by all New Zealanders and international visitors

• Viewing royal albatrosses at Pukekura contributes to eco-tourism in Dunedin

• Chicks fledge in September and don't come back for 4-7 years.

Pukekura is an unmissable wildlife paradise. The headland is home to the korora (Little Blue Penguin) Colony, the Royal Albatross Colony, a seal colony and nine types of nesting birds with over 20 species spotted around the area.

Living at Pukekura:

Native/Endemic: Spotted Shag, Royal Spoonbill, Little Shag, NZ Fur Seal, Oystercatcher, Red-billed gull, Northern Royal Albatross, Black-backed Gull, Sooty Shearwater, Fantail, Stewart Island Shag, Little Blue Penguins, Paradise Shelduck, Oystercatcher, Welcome Swallow, Wax Eyes, Grey Warbler.

Introduced: Little Owl, Starlings, Blackbird, Hedge Sparrow, Skylark, Song Thrush

Visits Pukekura:

Australian Gannet, Giant Petrel, NZ White-capped Albatross, Bullers Mollymawk, Australasian Harrier, Yellow-eyed Penguin, White-faced Heron, White-fronted Tern, NZ Sea Lion, Elephant Seal.

Please donate and assist Otago Peninsula Trust, NZ's First Private Charitable Trust established in 1967, with it's projects to protect wildlife and heritage assets and share them with locals and their visitors.

Organisation details

Otago Peninsula Trust's mission is to 'Preserve and Enhance Otago Peninsula'. The trust is a guardian and careful custodian of Otago Peninsula wildlife and heritage assets which it manages to benefit the wider environment and community. The Trust operates the Royal Albatross Centre, Glenfalloch Woodland Garden, and has joint ventures with Blue Penguins Pukekura and Fletcher House. The trust works to provide education programmes for the next generation of environmental caretakers.

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