Albatross at Taiaroa Head
Image: Ligs Hoffman | DOC


Moana has fledged! On 6 September, she stretched her wings on land one last time and took off on her first sea voyage.


Map of NZ with Dunedin highlighted.

Moana will now spend several years at sea. We'll hopefully see her return in 4-10 years when she’s ready for chicks of her own. 

Royal cam will remain at Taiaroa Head for another year. At the moment you'll see adult birds returning, and it won't be long until the breeding cycle begins all over again.




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