Wel­come to the Birds

Horowhenua Chronicle - - OUT AND ABOUT IN FOXTON -

The Wel­come to the Birds is a gath­er­ing of peo­ple to ac­knowl­edge the re­turn of the mi­gra­tory bird species kuaka/bar­tailed god­wits.

Our spring equinox is when the birds re­turn, ex­pect­ing to spend the next five months rest­ing, feed­ing and re­gain­ing body weight. This is to pre­pare them for their sea­sonal re­turn flight to the breed­ing grounds be­yond the Arc­tic cir­cle.

Some of these mi­gra­tory birds come to the Manawatu¯ Es­tu­ary.

The Trust in­vites the pub­lic to come along on Sun­day Oc­to­ber 28 , at noon, when the tide will give an op­por­tu­nity for view­ing the birds. Spot­ting scopes will be avail­able. Meet at the view­ing plat­form at the end of Daw­ick Street, Fox­ton Beach.

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