North Island kōkako



Mapara Wildlife Reserve (1400 ha) has been the focus of an intensive and successful kokako recovery project. You can hear and sometimes see kokako from a moderately graded tramping track.

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A range of native birds may be seen, including New Zealand falcon/karearea, Australasian Harriers, grey warbler/riorio, shining and longtail cuckoo.

Kokako can be heard and sometimes seen from the moderately graded Mapara tramping track. You are most likely to hear kokako call in the early morning or late evening.

Longtail bats may be seen at dusk and dawn along the track.


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