Storm petrel back in the Hauraki Gulf

Storm petrel’s back in the Hauraki Gulf

The New Zealand storm petrel, thought extinct until 2003, has been confirmed breeding on Little Barrier Island/ Hauturu.
Teams of researchers camped out over the summer on the Poor Knights Islands, Mokohinau Islands and Little Barrier Island and used radio receivers to zero in on the breeding site.

There is now a realistic chance of seeing these amazing birds in the inner Hauraki Gulf.

Storm petrel back in Hauraki Gulf