The Fiordland Crested Penguin survey: stage IV, Stewart and offshore islands and Solander Island
|Title||The Fiordland Crested Penguin survey: stage IV, Stewart and offshore islands and Solander Island|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1994|
|Authors||Studholmd, BJS, Russ, RB, McLean, IG|
|Type of Article||paper|
|Keywords||Fiordland Crested Penguin, Solander I., Stewart I., survey|
In late July and early August, 1993, the survey of Fiordland Crested Penguins on Codfish I. initiated by Department of Conservation personnel in 1992, was completed. From 11-19 August we surveyed the coasts of southern Stewart and the Titi Is, and from 21-23 August we surveyed Solander I. A total of 115 Fiordland Crested Penguin nests and 300 birds were counted: 5 birds on or near Codfish I., 32 birds around southern Stewart I., and 115 nests and 263 birds on Solander I. Solander I. has been added to the small number of locations where more than 100 penguin nests are found annually. The survey has now covered all of the range of the Fiordland Crested Penguin except for the mainland north of Milford Sound; our estimate of nests in the surveyed area is about 1000 annually.