We have agreed to help to support the motion to get the Black Stilt or kakī elected New Zealand's Bird of the Year.
There are a number of birds from different families in the line up and at the moment the wonderful kakī is languishing in fourth place behind two non-wader species.
It would be fantastic if a wader could win this year's Bird of the Year again after the Bar-tailed Godwit clinched it last year, especially one as intriguing, threatened and downright beautiful as the kakī.
|Black Stilt or kakī|
The New Zealanders love the All Blacks, so surely this all-black bird must be the choice of the nation.
To support the kakī for bird of the year go to the link below and exercise your democratic right to vote in favour of the Black Stilt, kakī or if you prefer Himantopus novaezelandiae
Voting closes Sunday October 30th at 5pm (NZ time)