Category Archives: Albatross Centre News

World Albatross Day 19 June 2020

Did you know that tomorrow, Fri 19 June,  Dunedin is going to be the first place on the planet to celebrate inaugural World Albatross Day? Come and join us in the Octagon from 8.30am for some avian adventures... Celebrate Inaugural World Albatross Day with our team! Be first on the planet. When?  |  8.30am-9.30am Friday [...]

First albatross chicks for 2019

Media Release 21 January 2019 First albatross chick for 2019 hatches The first chicks of the 2018/19 breeding season for the Royal Albatross Colony at Pukekura were welcomed today with three newly hatched chicks seen by DOC Rangers. In a Dunedin tradition a “Happy Birthday” flag flys from the Dunedin City Council’s Mayoral Flagpole to […]

Record number!

Dunedin’s Royal Albatross Centre is preparing for a possible influx of albatross chicks following a record number of eggs being laid this year. Fifty one eggs have been laid this season compared to an average of 30-35 eggs over each of the past five years. DOC Ranger Jim Watts, says while it’s still early days, […]

Albatross Update: September 2018

As we make our way into the new Albatross breeding season, so far 11 chicks have fledged for their first ever flight to make their big journey around the southern hemisphere to spend 5 years out at sea before returning back to land at Pukekura “Taiaroa Head”, 2 Albatross chicks are still here waiting for […]

Albatross Update: March 2018

Albatross Update: March 2018 13 Albatross Chicks are currently doing well, unfortunately one died recently due to unknown reason. We still have 4 Albatross Chicks nesting on view of the Observatory that we can see on our tours. 14 chicks were sexed, there are 9 Females and 4 male and 1 unknown. Chicks are currently […]