Albatross in the news
World Migratory Bird Day 2019 – Royal Albatross
11 May 2019
To celebrate World Migratory Bird Day, we bring you an update on royal albatross DNA research.
Royal cam update: Starting the season with a record number of eggs laid
18 December 2018
Even though it’s early days, the team are preparing for a larger number of royal albatross chicks.
Native dads doing their bit for conservation
02 September 2017
This Father’s Day we wanted to share some photos of New Zealand dads that are doing their bit to ensure the survival of our native species.
Photo of the week: Royal cam albatross chick and parent
22 May 2017
The royal cam albatross chick needs a name! Tell us what you think the chick should be called for a chance to win a trip to visit him or her.
All Conservation Blog posts about albatross
DOC's Conservation Blog offers a behind-the-scenes look at our conservation work.
Meet the Locals: albatross
This video takes us to the only mainland albatross breeding colony in the southern hemisphere.
Mark Cawardine's New Zealand wildlife tour
In this video Mark meets the yellow-eyed penguin near Dunedin, the tuatara in Invercargill, the albatross, robin, saddleback and kiwi on Stewart Island, and reminisces about his good friend Sirocco the kākāpō.
Taiaroa Head seabirds video
Visit shags, shearwaters, penguins and spoonbills in this Meet the Locals video.
Meet the Locals: northern royal albatross
At the end of the Otago Peninsula lies the tiny outpost of Taiaroa Head, here you'll find the one of world's largest seabirds, the Northern royal albatross.