Conservation status
Doing OK

The pāpango eats aquatic invertebrates. Although they prefer to forage during the day in shallow water, sometimes, if traffic is too high, they will delay their forage until night to avoid rush hour.

Campaign Manager

Mark Gibson

Mark Gibson

The Tiny Forest Community are a growing network of local volunteers engaged passionately and regeneratively with the a fabulous indigenous urban forest in Christchurch South in the King George V Reserve. The Ōpāwaho Heathcote awa/river flows by the forest. We have regular community give-back Saturdays and organise community celebrations and educational opportunities. Our key goal is that locals engage locally and deepen their relationship with this riverside natural taonga. We work in partnership with Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke, the Christchurch City Council and Ōpāwaho Heathcote River Network. #MakePāpangoBirdOfTheYear2022


Photo: Bernard Spragg