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Thanks to an active intervention program, at Whangarei Heads we really do have kiwi in our backyard.

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Kiwi Listening

Here are some tips for kiwi listening in your backyard

It is great to know the number of kiwi calls heard at your place and if possible it is even better to know where the kiwi are located. It is sometimes quite tricky to work out exactly where the calling kiwi is located but you will get better with practice

Listen to male and female calls 

Download a data sheet to fill in

Heres how you can do it:

  • At your listening spot work out where North is located using a compass, your cell phone compass or known landmark.
  • When you hear a kiwi calling point your arm at it and record the direct/bearing it is coming from relative to your North point e.g. E / 90 degrees.
  • Then estimate roughly how far away it is e.g. 100m and record that.

Over time you will build up a picture of where the different kiwi are located