Sirocco the Kakapo will be on view for visitors to Ulva Island from 13 August to 23 October 2006, cost NZ$80 adult, NZ$40 child.
The Ulva Island Trust is thrilled to be able to offer a unique opportunity to view one of the world's rarest birds. Between late August and the end of September this year (06) we will be hosting 'Sirocco', (a hand-reared male not involved in the breeding programme), on the rat-free sanctuary of Ulva Island, situated in Patersons Inlet, Rakiura/Stewart Island. We will be taking bookings for this event on a 'first come, first served' basis.If anyone makes it to this, we'd be very interested in pictures of course, but the website does stress NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY!
The Kakapo Encounter webpage has been updated with more details of this exciting event.