LOCAL MAUNGAKIEKIE RESIDENTS SUPPORT NEEDED
Maungakiekie Songbird is creating a buffer zone or 'halo' area around the parks of Cornwall Park and One Tree Hill Domain. To make this halo as strong as possible we need the support of residents, businesses and organisations to join up and not only install predator traps on their properties but also enhance the habitat they are providing.
In creating this buffer zone around the Parks, predators will have to run a gauntlet of traps to reach the park. The greater the number of traps deployed means the greater the catches and less predators making it into the Parks. For those predators that do make it, the Parks have a pest management program in place so their stay will be short lived !!
Our initial halo area involves properties within a defined boundary (see map and street details below), which we hope to grow in the years ahead linking up with other community groups.
If you're interested to join and start trapping, and/or plant native trees, and/or setup a bird feeder, then register on the 'contact us' page and we will be in touch about how you can receive your resources.
Residents signed up as at 13 September 2021
"since having my bird feeder in the garden, I now have sparrows, silver eyes, blackbirds, green finches, starlings, mynas, song thrush, chaffinch, fan tails and we’ve seen a goldfinch, all right outside my kitchen window - and I love it! Thanks Tracey "
WETA MOTEL - new from May 2021
Provide a refuge for weta's in your garden.
There are over 70 species of weta's endemic to New Zealand, many of which are endangered. One species, the Auckland tree weta, is common in Auckland back yards and bush. It is however predated by rats, mice, cats and hedgehogs.
Weta's feed on vegetation and small insects at night while during the day like to take refuge in holes in trees, and hence the attractiveness of this motel for them.
Made by the Mens Shed Auckland East, the motel is built from untreated macrocarpa, comes with a viewing polycarbonate panel and has a hinge door for easy viewing inside.
Hang on a tree or post about eye height in a shaded position.
Just a note - be patient - it can take several months for weta to find the motel and move in....
Ok this is not a free resource that we give out, but something that you can win. And we're trying to make winning easy - as a member if you make a referral to a neighbour, or someone else within the halo area, and they sign-up (and note you as a referring member) then you both go into the prize draw to each win a bird bath (as shown).
Handmade in Auckland by Sanstone NZ, this sleek modern design bird bath is available in colour options of cream or dark grey. Each birdbath has a unique ceramic insert in its base.
Bowl diameter 500mm