Data & Reporting


Volunteers hours/year

Hectares of QEII Covenant

Pest management started

Bird Count ReportS

2000 – 2021

This report presents the results from three sets of five-minute bird counts at ten stations at Windy Hill Sanctuary in May 2000,  June 2011 and May 2021. The data comprises 10 repeat counts at each of 10 stations.

Windy Hill Rosalie Bay Catchment

Monitoring Programme 2023

Monitoring programmes offer insight into population trends and definition of baselines to compare over time. Windy Hill Sanctuary monitors the following flora & fauna within the sanctuary:

  • Birds
  • Weta
  • Lizards
  • Invertebrates
  • Rats
  • Weeds


The Windy Hill Sanctuary is located in the Southwestern corner of Aotea, Great Barrier Island in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf.

Encompassing 800 hectares, the sanctuary spans the properties of 18 properties and 58 individual landowners and boasts 276 hectares of QEII covenanted native bush.

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Citizen Science Series

This series of reports summarises the experiences and data-driven learnings around predator control methods at Windy Hill Sanctuary

Our Partners & Sponsors

Foundation North
Auckland Council
Scott Macindoe Education Trust
Living Simply
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Phibbs & Co. Pro Bono Accounts
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