Bringing back birdsong
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IS BRINGING BACK NATIVE BIRDSONG TO THE ROUTEBURN AND DART VALLEYS FOR ALL TO ENJOY. WE'RE DOING THIS BY FUNDING PROJECTS THAT ARE CREATING AN "INLAND SANCTUARY" FREE FROM INTRODUCED PESTS AND FULL OF NATIVE WILDLIFE.
The Routeburn and the Dart Valleys are home to a wide range of native New Zealand birdlife. Species still found here include Möhua, Robin, Kakariki, Rifleman, Kaka, Kea, Whio, and Rock Wren. The valleys are also home to New Zealand’s only native land mammal the Pekapeka or bat. Local people and visitors value the Routeburn and Dart Valleys very highly and for many they are the highlights of their lives and their visits to this region.