New Zealanders are being urged to keep their eyes on the skies – for native wood pigeons.
The Great Kereru Count takes off today, and runs until the first of October.
It’s being run by WWF and Victoria University, with the aim of building a comprehensive picture of where wood pigeons are, and aren’t, found.
WWF chief Livia Esterhazy said the nationwide project is being used to help protect the species.
“They are not considered, at the moment, an endangered species – so there’s no formal counting of them. They are an incredibly important species to the regeneration of our native forests.”
Ms Esterhazy said Kereru play a crucial role in forest ecosystems, and are “an important part of New Zealand.”
“They’re called the gardeners of the skies cause they’re the only ones that can actually digest the largest fruit of our big native trees like the matai and the tawa,” she said.
About Pigeon Patrol:
Pigeon Patrol Products & Services is the leading manufacturer and distributor of bird deterrent (control) products in Canada. Pigeon Patrol products have solved pest bird problems in industrial, commercial, and residential settings since 2000, by using safe and humane bird deterrents with only bird and animal friendly solutions. At Pigeon Patrol, we manufacture and offer a variety of bird deterrents, ranging from Ultra-flex Bird Spikes with UV protection, Bird Netting, 4-S Gel and the best Ultrasonic and audible sound devices on the market today.
Voted Best Canadian wholesaler for Bird Deterrent products four years in a row.
Contact Info: 1- 877– 4– NO-BIRD (www.pigeonpatrol.ca)