HRBT Seabird Conservation: 2021

The DWR continued to use Ft.Wool and floating barges within the embayment to provide nesting habitat for the colony. Similar deterrence methods were employed at South Island to deter any birds from nesting there. End of season nest counts estimate that the Ft. Wool/barge complex supported approximately:

  • 5,287–6,283 royal tern nests
  • 663 common tern nests
  • 139 black skimmer nests
  • 15 gull-billed tern nests
  • March 22, 2022