I spent the last couple of weeks in Southland as I attended the NZ Coastal Society conference in Invercargill.
As part of the 2019 School of Environment Postgraduate Research Showcase I decided to submit a poster presenting my on-going research.
I teamed up with Auckland-based designer and keen conservationist Shaun Lee to develop a website to help the public identify wildlife tracks.
There are several tutorials and articles out there, but this is what I did when I needed to plot a bathymetry profile across a set of points.
What was supposed to be a weekend counting shorebirds at Rangitoto and Motutapu islands turned into a little lizard survey by surprise.
The breeding season 2018-2019 is over and it looks like it hasn't been bad for the west coast. As far as I know a total of 10 chicks have successfully fledged but I expect the final count to be announced at the Auckland dotterel forum next April.
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