The Great Annual Blue Penguin Count is coming!

The Great Annual Blue Penguin Count, 10-15 October this year, is fun, hugely useful and a great way to get involved!

What could be better than an early morning walk on the beach on a glorious West Coast day!  Combine that with discovering whether penguins are using your beach and adding valuable information for the Trust and you’re onto a winner!

We are encouraging the use of the iNaturalist app, as it’s easy, fun and it makes life a whole lot easier for us!

Once you’ve created a logon and got the hang of it, it really is easy.  I have to admit it took me a little while, and we learned how to make it easier after the Annual Count last year, but we’ve ironed out some challenges and we’d love you to take part!  

All the information you need to get involved is on our webpage here:

We plan to be out on the beach close to Hokitika and you’d be welcome to join us – more details to follow soon.

Penguin tracks north of Hokitika