Locals of Locals of Taiaroa Head

Welcome to the second edition of our newsletter highlighting resources for you to incorporate into your distance teaching – we have educational resources for both primary and secondary level. Remember to check out our Royal Cam chick – at three months old she is very fluffy and growing fast, already taking a few steps from her nest and stretching her.. read more →

Albatross Quiz

Test your Albatross knowledge.       read more →

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.. read more →

Albatross Update – June 2018

Its been a cold winter, but all 13 chicks are doing very well. Royal cam chick weighed 8.0kg this week on day 156. The heaviest was 11 kg and the lightest was 7.2kg. The 4 Albatross chicks on view from our viewing observatory are weighing between 8 – 9 kgs and are starting to grow their.. read more →

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.. read more →

Albatross Update – December 2017

Well it has been very warm in Dunedin over the last week, which is not too great for our Albatross at Taiaroa Head. For the 2017-18 season, 141 birds have been recorded/spotted. we have had 33 eggs laid, 6 of which have been placed into the incubator, 2 eggs have been broken, 30 of which have.. read more →