Can you name a bird that loves our mountains so much that it never retires below the bush-line? Look no further than New Zealand’s true alpine bird species! Weighing less than an AA battery and laying eggs the size of 10c coins, these tiny rock bobbers defy all laws of survival and demonstrate true mountain bravery.
Anna Clark and Alex Lister
Anna and Alex are both students at the University of Otago interested in innovative pest management systems and ecological restoration to benefit native species such as the Rock Wren. This year they aim to raise awareness for less conspicuous birds (aka “the small round bois”)!