We have been overwhelmed by all of the data on tui sightings that our New Zealand Citizen Scientists have been sending us. Thank you all so much, and let’s keep it up!
As you may know popscinz was on Summer Noelle on Radio New Zealand talking to Noelle McCarthy yesterday, and we have gotten a huge response from all around the country as a result of that. Thank you Noelle for having us! You can hear the clip here:
We have (finally!) managed to enter all of the data on the worksheet, and David Winter has shown us how to map the data on Google maps (still working on it!).
We have also received lots of pictures of tui, which we will be sharing with all of you. In the meantime, let me share this one provided by Chris Story of a kiwi comfortably sitting on a sign inside the Wellington train station taken sometime in November. Thank you Chris!
The data you are sending us is great. We are working on trying to allow you to text us your observations. In the meantime, you can post in the comments on the Tui Project page (tab on top), email us at popscinz [at] gmail.com, or tweet @popscinz. Please remember that we need an approximate location, the date and time of our sighting, where the tui was perched and a brief description of the area. The more information you give us, the more we can learn about tui.
So, keep looking and we are looking forward to more tui sightings!