Story: Hawke’s Bay region

Cape Kidnappers gannet colony

Cape Kidnappers hosts the largest mainland colony of gannets in New Zealand. The colony is part of a Department of Conservation reserve. The birds nest and hatch their young at Cape Kidnappers between September and December each year. Sheep are allowed to graze in the reserve.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Hawke’s Bay region - Plants and animals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 October 2023)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, updated 1 Jul 2015