Little Penguin Monitoring Update

Little Penguin Monitoring Update

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

A quick update on the Little Penguin Monitoring program to start off the new year.

We were fortunate enough to have crew from the ABC catalyst TV program along for the day on Monday 17th to film a piece on the Maremma Project and the Little Penguin monitoring. It is a fantastic way to promote the aims and successes of the projects and all the hard work that goes in. There should be a piece running on ABC sometime in February 2013.

During our breeding monitoring we discovered a double-brooding, which is the same adult raising two broods of chicks in the one uncommon event and a fantastic sign. The team counted 96 penguins arriving in the evening, with a population estimate of 160 birds.

Please email me () if you would like to come along to future counts.

Wishing you all a safe and fun start to 2013.

Lauren Kivisalu