The Department of Conservation in New Zealand is giving you, yes you, the chance to spend two days and one night raising Kakapo chicks! Bidding is on TradeMe (New Zealand’s eBay), and the money raised will go to clearing the Antipodes Islands of introduced rats (a story we talked about before). So it’s win-win really. Bidding ends Sunday in New Zealand, Saturday in the US.

Written by Duncan
Duncan Wright is a Wellington-based ornithologist working on the evolution of New Zealand's birds. He's previously poked albatrosses with sticks in Hawaii, provided target practice for gulls in California, chased monkeys up and down hills Uganda, wrestled sharks in the Bahamas and played God with grasshopper genetics in Namibia. He came into studying birds rather later in life, and could quit any time he wants to.