Kākāpō have been rescued from the brink of extinction and are now thriving on Whenua Hou / Codfish Island, an island sanctuary off the northwest tip of Rakiura / Stewart Island.
In late 2018, the kākāpō rangers knew all the signs were good for a breeding season – the only question was how big would it be and when would it start?
Join Alison Ballance on an audio adventure through the biggest kākāpō breeding season on record, and join the rangers in the field as they discover a kākāpō nest.
If you would like to know more about kākāpō you can follow the Kākāpō Recovery Programme on Facebook and Instagram. Kākāpō scientist Andrew Digby is on Twitter. Or check out the book Kākāpō - rescued from the brink of extinction by Alison Ballance.
Listen to the full series
Voice of the Kākāpō 1: Kākāpō - night parrot
Voice of the Kākāpō 2: Whenua Hou, kākāpō island
Voice of the Kākāpō 3: Nest checks
Voice of the Kākāpō 4: Promise
Voice of the Kākāpō 5: Kākāpō sperm takes to the air
Voice of the Kākāpō 6: Kākāpō chicks
Voice of the Kākāpō 7: Dark days
Voice of the Kākāpō 8: Success