Story: Coastal shoreline

Baby dotterel (2nd of 3)

Baby dotterel

Chicks like this baby dotterel are vulnerable to predation from black-backed gulls, hedgehogs, dogs, rats, cats and stoats. The Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society has been active in protecting breeding grounds of New Zealand dotterels during summer, encouraging people to watch their dogs on beaches, and controlling feral mammals.

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Photograph by Dave Wills

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Coastal shoreline - Shore birds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 June 2022)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 12 Jun 2006