Official Opening of Bird Hide at QE Park

The official opening of the newly built Bird Hide in the Marine Wetlands is the result of a joint project between Greater Wellington and the Friends with considerable assistance from sponsors: Boffa Miskell, Forest and Bird, Paekākāariki and Raumati/Paraparaumu Community Boards, Whareroa Guardians and the NZ Ornithological Society to commemorate the 60th Jubilee year of the creation of Queen Elizabeth Park.

All welcome Saturday 18th January.

After the official ceremony at 11am, Park Rangers will lead two short walks around the wetlands and the Remnant Bush. After the walk, tea and coffee will be available so we encourage you to bring a picnic lunch and make a day of it!

To keep the children interested there will be some organised craft activities. Bikes are welcome too as there are easy flat tracks nearby that are suitable for all the family.

This year there has been a great range of birds using the wetlands ranging from the ever present but very entertaining Pukeko, Pied Stilts, Herons, Scaup, Dab Chicks, Teal, Paradise Duck and the inevitable Mallards. Interpretation boards are in the hide.

Future plans include making the track from the Marines’ Memorial site to the Jubilee Bird Hide wheel chair accessible.