Stoats are the number-one killer of many of New Zealand’s endangered native species, including kiwi.
Birds who nest in holes such as kiwi and kākā are easy prey for a stoats.
Our native birds have little defense from a relentless hunter like a stoat.
Stoats hunt day and night, they can swim, climb and burrow.
They reproduce rapidly and they can cover large distances when hunting.
A native bird is no match for this carnivore, a stoat will steal eggs and kill chicks unless they are stopped.
The Predator Control and Community Liaison Teams at the Forest Bridge Trust can help you to control stoats on your land within the Rodney (north Auckland) Area.
Contact us to find out more and how you can help protect native NZ birds by stopping Mustelids like stoats.