The Fiordland Crested Penguin ( Eudyptes pachyrhynchus ) survey, stage V: mainland coastline, Bruce Bay to Yates Point
|Title||The Fiordland Crested Penguin ( Eudyptes pachyrhynchus ) survey, stage V: mainland coastline, Bruce Bay to Yates Point|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1997|
|Authors||McLean, IG, Abel, M, Challies, CN, Heppelthwaite, S, Lyall, J, Russ, RB|
|Type of Article||paper|
|Keywords||distribution, Fiordland, Fiordland Crested Penguin, population estimate, survey|
We present results of the final stage of the Fiordland Crested Penguin (Tawaki) survey for the area north of Milford Sound. A total of 1,260 nests was counted: 389 south of the Hope River in August 1995, and 871 north of the Hope River between 1992-1994. A further 150 are estimated to occur on the Open Bay Is. The estimated breeding population for Tawaki, based primarily on counts of confirmed nests, now stands at 2,260 nests. A realistic estimate of the total number of nests is 2,500-3,000.