Welcome to the Coast Road Dawn Chorus

We are a group of backyard trappers and community trap lines along the Coast Road from Fox River to Rapahoe. Projects include Predator Free Punakaiki, Predator Free Truman Track and Host a Trap on the Barrytown Flats. We operate under the Incorporated Society, Coast Road Dawn Chours Inc. Membership is a $5 one-off payment. We welcome new members. Please contact David Moore if you would like to join.

Host a Trap on the Barrytown Flats

This is a community rat/stoat trap line along the Coast Road of the Barrytown Flats (from 17 Mile Bluff to Razorback Point).

If you live on the Barrytown Flats and would like to host a trap, please get in touch. There is no charge for the traps, but they do remain the property of Coast Road Dawn Chorus Inc.

As the trap host you will be responsible for checking, rebaiting and clearing (preferably fortnightly), 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 it's delivered.

Please Host a Trap and help our native wildlife.

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

Report a catch

Monthly catch report

Host a trap annual catches

Host a trap monthly catches


Coast Road Dawn Chorus Facebook Page

Local Projects on the Coast Road

Host a Trap: Barrytown Flats
Suzanne Hills
David Moore
Predator Free Punakaiki
Grant Parrett
4300 Coast Road, Punakaiki 7873
Predator Free Truman
Marie Elder
Ph 03-7311-110
15 Hartmount Place, Punakaiki CMB 61, RD 1, Runanga 7873
West Coast Penguin Trust
Inger Perkins
Conservation Volunteers NZ
Juliette Curry
Ph 03 731 1808
3916 State Highway 6, Punakaiki 7873
Motukiekie Shakedown
Leon Dalziel
Ph 03 731 1129
1730 Coast Road, RD1, Runanga 7873
Caffyn Trappin'
Paul Caffyn
Ph 03 7311806
12 mile, Coast Road, RD1, Runanga 7873