For those of you who may not know, the NZ Fairy Tern or Tara Iti is our country's rarest bird and they are confined to the lower half of the Northland Peninsula. Breeding is limited to four regular sites: Waipu, Mangawhai, Pakiri and the South Kaipara Head. Fairy Tern construct their nests on exposed, low-lying areas of shell-covered sand and these delicate sea birds are very vulnerable. Nest sites are roped off and signs erected to alert people when they are in the area.
With a population of around 45 individuals that includes approximately 12 breeding pairs, the New Zealand fairy tern is probably our most endangered indigenous breeding bird.
With each purchase of these beautiful chocolates, Bennetts of Mangawhai generously donate $2 to the NZ Fairy Tern Charitable Trust. A beautiful gift for lovers of birds and chocolate! also lovely to send overseas to give a gift of New Zealand.
There is also a beautiful card which we also have available for sale here and $4.95 goes towards helping to save this wee bird.
You can see below some of the beautiful pictures captured of this bird and the little baby birds are like little fluffy golfballs!
For more information about these beautiful birds that need our help head over to this website www.fairytern.org.nz
Photos are courtesy of the Fairy Tern Charitable Trust
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