Weka Making a Comeback in Upper South

January 2013- Mike Ogle reports in from our 2006 project to assist with translocating weka to Totaranui: “The weka numbers there have very quietly been increasing and spreading to surrounding catchments…And their future is looking bright with more stoat trapping planned through Project Janszoon and Abel Tasman Bird Song Trust. Quite a delight to holiday there with the family and have weka to feed.”

Peter adds that weka are getting more common in Nelson City even- he has no obvious explanation but we’ll take good news even if we can’t understand it fully.