Seabird Behaviour

Seabird Behaviour

Investigate behaviour of shags and albatross in response to abiotic and biotic factors. Courtship and parental care are some of the behaviours which the programme focuses on. Discussion follows on the use of behavioural studies in management.

Time: 2 hours
Cost: $4/person

Seabird Behaviour Teacher’s Guide

Seabird Behaviour Student WorkSheet

Time: Activity:
Arrive, meet guide at reception – please arrive 10 minutes early
0 min Education Room (30 min)
– Features of an Albatross
– Overview of breeding cycles & behaviours
– Programme objectives
30 min Observatory (30 min)
– Albatross viewing
– Otago shag viewing
– Recording of observations
– Comparative behaviours
1 hour Cliff Area & Displays (30 min)
– Viewing of Spotted Shags
– Recording observations
– Comparative behaviours
1.5 hours Education Room (30 min)
– Albatross Behaviour Video
– Discussion and wrap-up
– Hands-on-Head game
2 hours Depart