Hutton’s shearwater/tītī (Puffinus huttoni) is the only New Zealand seabird that breeds in a sub-alpine environment. The species is nationally endangered, with its two remaining breeding colonies located in the Seaward Kaikoura mountains.
Did you know that Hutton's shearwater spend the winter in Australian waters, returning each August to the Kaikoura Ranges to breed? Find out more about this nationally endangered bird.
Learn about the threats to Hutton's shearwater populations.
To help the species survive, DOC, with support from Ngāi Tahu and Whale Watch Kaikoura Limited, is creating a new Hutton's shearwater colony. Learn more about this conservation work.
Find out how you can be involved in conservation efforts for the Hutton's shearwater/tītī.
Listen to or download a recording of Hutton's shearwater/tītī song.
Visit a nesting Hutton's shearwater colony in this Meet the Locals video.
Visit a Hutton's shearwater breeding colony in this Meet the Locals video.
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