Boundary Stream Bird Count Statistics for 2012/13


The latest Bird Count has recently been completed at Boundary Stream.  Read about the parameters for the Bird Count and the final numbers in the graph below.  Thanks to the team at Boundary Stream for collating this for us.

Five minute bird counts were conducted over April and May 2013 using the standard method for such counts (as outlined by Dawson and Bull, 1975). This involves:

  • Walking a transect and stopping at count sites every 200m.
  • Noting all birds seen and heard over a 5 minute period.
  • Species type and number of individuals are counted.
  • Each count is treated as a separate entity and no bird is to be knowingly counted twice.
  • The count is unbound (no distance limit).

There are three transects within Boundary Stream. The transects have 10 listening stations each. Each transect is done twice, once in the morning and once in the afternoon. The data for Boundary Stream is based on 60 count sites. Sixteen bird species were recorded at Boundary Stream (13 native and 3 introduced). We had our first kakariki recorded. We had hoped that the kaka would put in a showing but they didn’t. One was heard before the official start of the bird count but not during (when it counts).   At least we know they are there though!

Boundary Stream

Native

Number Mean per Count Site (60)

Introduced

Number Mean per Count Site (60)
Bellbird

137

2.28

Blackbird

14

0.23

Falcon

5

0.08

Magpie

2

0.03

Fantail

19

0.32

Thrush

1

0.02

Grey Warbler

34

0.57

     
Kereru

34

0.57

     
Kokako

3

0.05

     
Rifleman

67

1.12

     
Robin

40

0.67

     
Silvereye

40

0.67

     
Tomtit

26

0.43

     
Tui

139

2.32

     
Whitehead

58

0.97

     
Yellow Crowned Parakeet

1

0.02

     

 

Contact Us

If you’d like to know more about Poutiri we’d love to hear from you!

Click here for more details…
Scroll to top