Conservation status
In some trouble

Tiritiri Matangi has been a popular source of tīeke for translocation. This island initially had very little bush, so there were very few natural roosting and nesting sites. Since then, boxes have been provided for nesting. The saddleback is not a species to look a gift horse/house in the mouth.

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Margie Beautrais and the Bushy Park Education Team

Margie Beautrais and the Bushy Park Education Team

Kia ora ra. We are the Tarapuruhi/Bushy Park Sanctuary Education Group. We have been campaigning for tieke for the last three years, sadly, with no win for this gorgeous King of Bling. In 2023 we are hoping to make tieke the winner of the century,  since translocating tieke was the first big conservation success for Forest and Bird way back in 1925. Our team are a group of energetic retired teachers, and an enthusiastic 13 year old conservationist. And several hundred tieke. 


Craig McKenzie