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 […]
The Royal Albatross Chicks are most certainly growing, most weighing between 5 – 7kgs and one chick was weighed at 9kgs. All 26 chicks on Taiaroa Head are doing well. July – August they will weigh between 9 – 12 kgs. 3 Albatross chicks are visible from our viewing observatory and occasionally a 4 chick […]
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 […]
Our little Eco-warrior Ashton (6) won the joint first prize for the Keep Dunedin Beautiful Awards, presented by the Mayor (it’s in the video). Ashton at age 4 visited the Royal Albatross Centre and was inspired to start cleaning up beaches, made a video and got in front page of Otago Daily Times. He’s a […]
The Royal Cam has been a great hit on Pukekura (Taiaroa Head) with 26 chicks nesting in the colony weighing over 3kgs. We have 3 albatross chicks nesting on view from our viewing observatory, the Royal Cam is fixed at one of these chicks on view. Click on the button below to be directed to […]
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
Lots of activity during the week in the Albatross colony. 3 nesting albatross adults are on view from our viewing observatory guarding their small fluffy chick, all chicks on Taiaroa Head have hatched making 27 chicks for the season that are successful.
A Royal Albatross chicks hatches at the world’s only mainland breeding colony of royal albatross. So far 11 albatross chicks have hatched with now 18 chick left. Click the button below to view on YouTube. YouTube – Chick Hatching