PFN Monthly Meeting: Big Spenders – The Breeding Ecology of North Island Brown Kiwi

Wednesday, June 13
7:30 p.m.
Camp Kawartha
Environment Centre
2505 Pioneer Road

PFN Monthly Meeting: Big Spenders – The Breeding Ecology of North Island
Brown Kiwi

Guest Speaker: Sarah Jamieson, Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Conservation
Research at San Diego Zoo Global (current Rabies Research Biologist, MNRF)
Kiwi are shy, nocturnal, flightless birds that are endemic to New Zealand. They
are treasured by the Māori people and have become the national icon of New
Zealand. Sadly, all five species of Kiwi are at risk of extinction. Adult and
juvenile predation by introduced mammals is the leading cause of population
decline; however, further hampering the recovery of Kiwi is their low hatching
success and even lower recruitment rates. Unfortunately, very little is known
about their breeding ecology. Sarah spent 3 years in the field working to help fill
that knowledge gap. In her presentation she will describe what it is like to be a
kiwi biologist and review some of her research findings.