Bringing back the bird song to the beautiful Bream Head Scenic Reserve!Northland
The Bream Head Scenic Reserve is a coastal headland 45 km south east of Whangarei. An iconic Reserve with a rugged shoreline backed by steep forest-clad slopes and rocky outcrops and peaks, Bream Head dominates the landscape. Its imposing form is a natural gateway to the Whangarei Harbour.
With sustained and intensive pest control for the past 10 years, the ecosystem on the Bream Head Scenic Reserve is flourishing. New species have been found, birds are being reintroduced and species that were only occasional visitors from the Hen and Chicken Islands are now breeding within the reserve.
The restoration of Bream Head Scenic Reserve is a team effort and joint venture between people and organisations with a range of skills and interests. We continue to make steady progress and it keeps getting better. However, to reach our goal of bringing back the birdsong and creating a habitat where we can safely relocate sensitive species from offshore islands to the mainland we still have work to do.
Our main focus includes trapping pests and predators, monitoring important sites for seabirds, snails and skinks; pest plant management, re vegetation, looking after education and recreation facilities, species trans locations, fundraising and working with the community, iwi, government and industry..
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Bream Head is significant for its ecology, culture and history. The Bream Head (Te Whara) Conservation Trust is dedicated to the ecological restoration of the reserve to the way it was before pests and predators when all species were able to flourish.