Wildlands

Fauna Surveys & Monitoring

Wildland Consultants staff have undertaken numerous projects to survey or monitor threatened species (avifauna, bats, invertebrates, and freshwater fish) and pest species.  Examples of projects include presence/absence monitoring for threatened birds, territory mapping of kokako, kiwi surveys (which have been undertaken widely across the North Island), frog monitoring, bat surveys and monitoring, deer pellet counts, trap catch monitoring (design and fieldwork), tracking tunnels, five-minute bird counts, mark recapture studies, distance sampling, and pitfall and spotlight monitoring for lizards, pitfall trap sampling for invertebrates.  Fish surveys have been undertaken using spotlighting, electric fishing, minnow traps, and fyke nets. The company has undertaken habitat and fauna surveys for Sites of Special Wildlife Interest (SSWI).