Alpine Bird Song was formed in late 2016. We are a small group of Fernhill and Sunshine Bay residents who are passionate about looking after our native birdlife. In our area we have tuis, bellbirds, pigeons, silvereyes and fantails, and our vision is retaining and enhancing this native birdlife. In addition, we hope that our trapping will help protect rata and other vulnerable native plants in our local Lakeside reserves.
Traps currently in place and frequency of checking
16 Goodnature A12 traps – checked weekly
2 Goodnature A24 traps – checked weekly
16 DOC200 traps – checked weekly
6 Timms traps (all on private property) – checked daily
Usage of area
Tracks for walking (dogs allowed) and mountain-biking. Close proximity to Fernhill / Sunshine Bay means this area sees a lot of joggers out for a ~30min run without having to drive anywhere. Rock climbers enjoy half a dozen crags, totaling over 50 routes.
To extend our trap lines fully around the perimeter of our residential area. To get more of the local population involved in our activities, and encourage more residents to install traps on their own properties. Longer term we would like to extend the trap lines at either ends towards Queenstown and along the Glenorchy road.
Contact person/s and details:
Peter De La Mare Ph 027 335 9585 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ben Perchik Ph 027 716 4157 email@example.com
We are looking for volunteers to help check our trap lines