Shore Plovers, a critically endangered species from New Zealand, have been reintroduced to several small islands off of New Zealand that were cleared of predators.  A flock of about twenty of the birds keep flying from Mana Island, presumably to the mainland, but scientists can’t figure out where.  Have any kiwis on the Kapiti coast seen some Shore Plovers recently?

For more on Shore Plovers (including some nice images) check out Duncan’s post from July.

Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.