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Talk; Wading Birds – Red Knot Sandpiper


Thu 26 Mar 2015, 6:00pm–7:30pm

Where: Te Papa, 55 Cable St, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

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Discover the extraordinary annual journey of the red knot sandpiper, from its Siberian tundra breeding ground to its winter home in New Zealand.

Red knots can fly 10,000 kilometres non-stop – as far as the better-known bar-tailed godwit. Arctic shorebird expert Dr Pavel Tomkovich discusses his many years of studying and tracking these remarkable birds.

Dr Pavel Tomkovich

Dr Tomkovich is head ornithologist at the Zoological Museum of Moscow University. He has been brought to New Zealand by the Pukorokoro Miranda Naturalists’ Trust to commemorate its 40th anniversary.

Image credit: Ian Southey

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