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The Flock is flourishing

13 Oct 2016

The Flock is flourishing and the message to help our endangered shore birds is spreading thanks, in part, to Resene.

The Flock is a creative and fun project spear-headed by the Pukorokoro Miranda Shorebird Centre to spread the word about the threats facing our migratory shorebirds.

Schools and other groups make and paint birds, which then flock together in sometimes unexpected places. Anyone can get involved by cutting out, painting or hosting bird gatherings. Resene donates the paint.

New groups are continuing to get involved. Just about all Devonport schools in Auckland are making birds. Waitakaruru School in the Firth of Thames has all 100 students creating birds this year, and Rangiora Borough School is fledging birds, too.

In New Zealand, land use changes in breeding areas, pollution of winter feeding areas, and increased disturbance to feeding and roosting birds at coastal sites threatens the South Island pied oystercatcher and other endemic shorebirds.

Click here for more information or to get involved.