Black Petrel report published by New Zealand’s Department of Conservation


New Zealand’s Department of Conservation /Te Papa Atawhai publishes DOC Research & Development Series.  Each year several titles cover research conducted on ACAP-listed species.  Go to and search by species.


A recent report in the series forms part of a long-term study of the Black Petrel Procellaria parkinsoni on Great Barrier Island (Aotea Island), New Zealand.  During the 2005/06 breeding season, 366 burrows were monitored.  Breeding success was 67%.  Eleven geo-locator data-loggers were deployed on breeding birds.


A search on “Black Petrel” reveals eight publications dating from 2000, all of studies conducted on Great Barrier Island by the same research group.  These reports are available on-line.



Bell, E.A., Sim, J.L. & Scofield, P. 2009. Population parameters and distribution of the Black Petrel (Procellaria parkinsoni), 2005/06. DOC Research & Development Series 307: 1-47.

 News from John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, posted 17 May 2009

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