Category Archives: Albatross Centre News

Glenfalloch Nature Challenge

The Great Nature Challenge was launched during the International Science Festival in July. Family groups were charged with using a map to find birds and trees around the garden and then challenged with a variety of activities like creating a bird out of natures rubbish and making a bird feeder. Points were gained for completing the […]

Penguin Nest box making

Year 9 & 10 students from Dunedin schools that were selected to attend the Tracking Pukekura Blue Penguins programme are today putting together the Penguin nest boxes that will soon be placed in the Pilots Beach reserve were little blue penguins thrive since full protection and monitoring starting in 2012. Thanks to Otago Participatory Science Platform there is no […]

NEW! Tracking Penguins

Blue Penguins are nesting at Pilot’s Beach but there is limited information about population structure and reproductive success. How many pairs are nesting at Pilot’s Beach? What is their annual breeding success at Pilots Beach? What husbandry or species management opportunities can be gained from having accurate data on individual penguins? Year 9 & 10 […]

Wild Dunedin

Wild Dunedin Every day from 11am–3pm (22 – 25 April 2016) over the festival the Royal Albatross Centre will offer special 30min express tours to see albatross chicks at Taiaroa Head. Enjoy fun-filled activities for children. DEAL: $15 Adult $3 Child (child 5-12yrs) Want to see giant fluffy chicks? Interested in seeing the world’s largest seabird […]

Otago Shag new specie!

Otago can officially lay claim to a new wildlife species, after scientists proved the existence of the endangered Otago shag. From our viewing observatory we can see the Otago Shags nesting grounds, they were once called Stewart Island shag. http://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/77075097/new-species-of-shag-discovered-in-southland-and-otago