Welcome to the Coast Road Dawn Chorus

We are a group of backyard trappers and community trapping projects along the Coast Road from Fox River to Runanga.

Host a Trap

A community rat/stoat trapline along the Coast Road of the Barrytown Flats from 17 Mile Bluff to Razorback Point has begun.

If you live on this section of the Coast Road and would like to host a trap, we have traps available now for allocation.

The trap needs to go somewhere along your road frontage e.g. at/ near your letterbox. The trap will remain the property of the project, but as the trap host you will be responsible for checking, rebaiting and clearing (preferably twice a month), and reporting on monthly catches. No one will enter your property to check the trap unless you specifically ask them to do so.

Training on safe use of the trap will be given when you collect it.

Please Host a Trap and help our native birds in this mega mast year.

Contact Suzanne or David at dawnchorus@westcoast.org.nz or text 028 415 6994

Seeking Quotes

We are seeking quotes to supply 23 wooden trap boxes built to the DOC150 single set tunnel design (to weka proof dimensions). Type DOC150 tunnel design into your browser for the specifcation or click here. Please contact us as above if you are interested in the build and supply of these boxes. We may have a further order of 170 boxes later in the year.

Thank you to our sponsors: DOC Greymouth, Predator Free Punakaiki and West Coast branch of Forest and Bird.

Local Projects

West Coast Penguin Trust
Inger Perkins
info@bluepenguin.org.nz
Predator Free Truman
Marie Elder
Ph 03-7311-110
eldersole@gmail.com
15 Hartmount Place, Punakaiki CMB 61, RD 1, Runanga 7873
Conservation Volunteers NZ
James Washer
Ph 03 731 1808
punakaiki@conservationvolunteers.co.nz
3916 State Highway 6, Punakaiki 7873
Predator Free Punakaiki
Grant Parrett
predatorfreepunakaiki@gmail.com
4300 Coast Road, Punakaiki 7873
Predator Free Barrytown
Chris Cromey
Ph 022 1581551
chris.cromey@yahoo.com
2706 Coast Road, RD1 Barrytown, Runanga 7873
Motukiekie Shakedown
Leon Dalziel
Ph 03 731 1129
leon@baby-e.co.nz
1730 Coast Road, RD1, Runanga 7873