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Seabirds found dead on New Zealand beaches in 1982 and a review of penguin recoveries since 1960

  • Publication Type

    Journal Article

  • Publication Year

    1984

  • Author(s)

    Powlesland, R.G.

  • Journal Name

    Notornis

  • Volume, Issue

    31, 2

  • Pagination

    155-171

  • Article Type

    Paper

Keywords

beach wrecks, seabirds, penguins, Beach Patrol Scheme, distribution


Seabirds found dead on New Zealand beaches in 1982 and a review of penguin recoveries since 1960

Notornis, 31 (2), 155-171

Powlesland, R.G. (1984)

Article Type: Paper

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In 1982, 3705 kilometres of coast were patrolled and 6957 dead seabirds were found. Large numbers of Sooty Shearwaters (Puffinus griseus) were found on Stewart Island beaches (mainly in July) and Auckland West beaches (November-December). Large numbers of Blue Penguins (Eudyptula minor) were found on Auckland West and Auckland East beaches in January-February and August-September. Unusual finds were single specimens of Long-tailed Skua (Stercorarius longicaudus), Black-fronted Tern (Sterna albostriata), Arctic Tern ( S. paradisaea) and Little Tern (S. albifrons). A summary is given of the coastaI and monthly distribution for each species of penguin found over the 1960-1982 period.