New Zealand bellbird, korimako
Fantail or pīwakawaka

Planting Initiative

  • Volunteer planting group
  • Native plants to replace gorse
  • Native plant species for New Zealand's native birds
  • Species to include:
  • Tuis, bellbirds (korimako), saddleback (tieke)
  • Fantails (pīwakawaka), waxeyes (tauhou)
  • Kereru (NZ wood pigeon)
  • Kākāriki (yellow crowned parakeet)
  • South Island Robin (toutouwai)
  • New Zealand falcon (karearea)
  • Kaka

Encouraging New Zealand's native birds

Abel Tasman Charters is involved in projects to help to restore the biodiversity of the area. Karina is using her botanical expertise to run a project with the Abel Tasman Birdsong Trust over the next 5 years aimed at planting trees in a restoration project along the track area between Marahau and Tinline Bay.

This is to encourage nectar feeding birds back into this area of the park. You can read about the planting progress here.