Welcome to the Birds
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.