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. Projects include Predator Free Punakaiki, Predator Free Truman Track and Host a Trap: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 trapline along the Coast Road of the Barrytown Flats (from 17 Mile Bluff to Razorback Point).

If you live on this section of the Coast Road and would like to host a trap, we have traps available now for allocation. There is no charge for the traps, but they do remain the property of Coast Road Dawn Chorus Inc.

The trap needs to go somewhere along your road frontage e.g. at/ near your letterbox or gate. 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 it's delivered.

Please Host a Trap and help our native birds.

This project is funded by the DOC Community Fund.

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

Report a catch

Monthly catch report

Local Projects on the Coast Road

Host a Trap: Barrytown Flats
Suzanne Hills
dawnchorus@westcoast.org.nz
David Moore
david@westcoast.org.nz
Predator Free Punakaiki
Grant Parrett
predatorfreepunakaiki@gmail.com
4300 Coast Road, Punakaiki 7873
Predator Free Truman
Marie Elder
Ph 03-7311-110
eldersole@gmail.com
15 Hartmount Place, Punakaiki CMB 61, RD 1, Runanga 7873
West Coast Penguin Trust
Inger Perkins
info@bluepenguin.org.nz
Conservation Volunteers NZ
Juliette Curry
Ph 03 731 1808
punakaiki@conservationvolunteers.co.nz
3916 State Highway 6, Punakaiki 7873
Motukiekie Shakedown
Leon Dalziel
Ph 03 731 1129
leon@baby-e.co.nz
1730 Coast Road, RD1, Runanga 7873
Caffyn Trappin'
Paul Caffyn
Ph 03 7311806
kayakpc@xtra.co.nz
12 mile, Coast Road, RD1, Runanga 7873