non-target species, pest control, population trends, sampling design, sodium fluoroacetate

Monitoring selected forest bird species through aerial application of 1080 baits, Waitutu, New Zealand

Robust and reliable information is required to measure impacts of aerial 1080 operations on non-target bird species. We examined the impact on seven forest bird species of an aerial pest control operation using 1080 cereal baits to poison possums (Trichosurus vulpecula) within Waitutu Forest, Fiordland National Park. The survival of South Island kaka (Nestor m.